2016 Best Cocktails in America: Spiced Pear and Raspberry Mojito

2016 Best Cocktails in America: Spiced Pear and Raspberry Mojito

Not only has America’s love for cocktails grown tremendously in recent years, so has the skill of those who prepare them. Restaurant Hospitality’s editorial staff selected 14 top cocktails prepared by mixologists around the country. See all winners >> 

Category: Rum, Pisco and Cachaça

Restaurant: Old Fountain Tavern, Dacula, Ga.

Creator: Connor Jackson

Inspiration: “I have been on a pear kick lately, so I am always trying to come up with new cocktails that incorporate pear in some fashion. In the summer I couldn’t think of a better fruit than raspberry to mix with this pear cocktail.”

Key Ingredients: Pyrat Spiced Rum, Chambord, pear, mint, agave nectar, lime juice, soda and raspberries

Price: $9

What the Judges Said: Using a more robust rum and rounding it out with Chambord gives the always refreshing Mojito a bit more substance without taking away from its naturally playful character. Filling the highball with pear slices gives the drink a luscious aroma.

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