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Thursday, November 01, 2007

We Give You: Liquid Pearfection


We received hundreds of entries for the Liquid Pearfection cocktail contest we co-sponsored with the fine folks at USA Pears. Thank you to everyone who submitted recipes!

When the last entry was received on October 10, to the test-kitchen we went, carefully following recipe instructions and finally narrowed the winners down to three. Drum roll, please...

Our Grand Prize $1,000 winner is: Daniel Braun of Oliver's Twist in Seattle with his Pear-Cardamom Flip, using Bartlett Pears.

Our second runner up is another pro, Brian Miller of Death & Company in New York. A pear-infused tequila provides the base for The Vipera cocktail he submitted.

And in third place, Imbibe reader Paul Zablocki had us swooning over his Oh Pear cocktail.

Click the links above to see a photo of each drink accompanied by the full recipe. Try them all at home and let us know which one's your favorite. Stay tuned for more cocktail contests coming from Imbibe in 2008...

Photo by Ed Gowan

2 comments:

jmk said...

I've been so excited to see who would win this contest. I've only tried the first place drink so far, and it's really great. Now I need to start that tequila infusion for the Vipera...

annie said...

I love infusions, so I tried the Vipera first. After waiting for the infusion to be ready I could hardly wait to try the drink, and wow, it didn't disappoint. What an interesting combo of flavors. Great job Brian!