This cocktail makes the most of peak ingredients right now- citrus, the limes are incredible, and pears.
I love a good crisp pear, but I can only eat our CSA supply so fast. When the going gets soft (which I can't eat), we toss them into the blender with a bit of water and whir up some pear puree. Now, from here, you can use them to what ever end you desire. Think some bourbon and lemon on a chilly night. Maybe a bellini for weekend brunch. Or add in some mezcal and lime, as we did, and enjoy.
The Prickley Pear
2 parts mezcal
1/2 part honey simple syrup
2 parts pear puree
1/2 part orange liquer (triple sec/Grand Marnier, etc)
Juice limes into a shaker with the remaining ingredients. Shake. A lot. Pour into two glasses and serve over ice with a wedge of lime.
*Can be made by the pitcher too for game days. I recommend this.