There's a certain kind of juice that not only tastes like the sweetest of nectars—and makes a perfect cocktail mixer—but it also can help you avoid some of the most miserable effects of a hangover. At least that's what a recent report by an Australian government research group said, after studying the effects of Asian pear juice on people who drank it pre-binge. Here, we've tracked down five cocktails made with that magic potion, and you'll want to try them all. But make sure you start your night off with these drinks, because trying to self-medicate with Asian pear juice after you've partied just won't work—sorry.
Tucked away in a high-end Atlanta shopping center, Seven Lamps serves innovative American cuisine and craft cocktails to the likes of Gabrielle Union, Drew Barrymore, Usher and Keisha Knight Pulliam. No word on whether they've tried the Trade Winds cocktail yet, but we definitely want one: The invigorating drink blends spiced Asian pear juice with vodka, vanilla bean, lemon, cherry bark and bubbly.
At Weights + Measures in Houston, a bakery doles out daily-made bread and pastries; a restaurant serves up seasonal American cuisine; and the Love and Squalor lounges serves up lots of craft beers, boutique wines and killer cocktails like the Ginger Rogers. In this hangover-reducing concoction, muddled blackberries get mixed up with elderflower liqueur, ginger beer, lemon grapefruit, pear vodka and, of course, Asian pear juice.
Asian Pear Yuzu Sake-tini
At the trendy South Beach hotspot Katsuya in Miami, you'll want to load up on sushi, robata and other signature dishes as you explore the sake and cocktail menu. But first, juice up with the refreshing Asian Pear Yuzu Sake-tini. Pear vodka, Junmai sake and yuzu combine with an Asian pear simple syrup and a shaved Asian pear for good measure.
New York City's Lumos serves more than 4,000 brands of the potent Chinese spirit known as baijiu. Before you sample that, knock back a glass of the Asian Pear cocktail. The frosty, baijiu-forward drink features Asian pear, cherry liqueur, spices and tart spritzes of lime. Photo courtesy of Lumon NYC/ Instagram.
Pear With Me
The two-story Stone’s Throw in Houston serves beers on tap and by the bottle, plus Champagne, wine and creative cocktails from an expansive 17-foot bar. Get cozy in the dimly lit upstairs area, with black velvet booths and a bird's-eye view of the downstairs action, and order the Pear With Me cocktail. In this vibrant drink, rum joins dry curaçao, lime juice, tiki bitters (clove, allspice, cinnamon, citrus), and an Asian pear syrup made with rosemary, cardamom, coriander and allspice. Photo by Rebecca Wright.
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