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  • Writer's pictureNikki Glekas


This Pear & Sage Margarita is a great cocktail recipe for spring. It falls right in the middle of rich, wintery and refreshingly light flavors

Pear and sage go hand-in-hand, the bright fruit playing nicely with the smokey herbal notes.

I like serving this with a sugar rim to add a touch more sweetness, but not too much.

The bright citrus notes from the triple sec round out the drink so it feels just right to sip by the pool on an early spring evening with your friends. Cheers!

Pear and Sage Margarita

This is a cool margarita for spring because it’s fruity and slightly herbaceous. Your friends will love the unique flavor pairing. Be sure to pick the sage fresh from your herb pots for the best flavor! Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup sugar

  • 1/3 cup water

  • 3-4 fresh sage leaves, plus more for garnish

  • 1 pear, peeled and chopped

  • 1 oz lime juice, plus more for rimming the glass

  • Sugar for rimming

  • 2 oz silver tequila

  • 1 oz Cointreau or triple sec

Instructions: 1. In a small saucepan, add the sugar, water and sage leaves and bring it to a boil to make the simple syrup. Once the sugar is completely dissolved, turn off the heat and let it sit for a few minutes to cool down.

2. In a bullet or blender, add chopped pears and simple syrup and blend well.

3. To rim the glass lime juice on the rim and dip in sugar to rim the glass.

4. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and 4 ounces of pear and sage simply syrup. Shake well and decant into the rimmed glass.

5. Garnish with sage leaves and serve!

Nikki Glekas is the owner of Nikki Glekas Events, a full-service catering and events company located in Stamford, CT.. To discuss further please contact or call 203.658.8659.

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