Pear Cable Cars

So a few weeks ago I hosted what some of my girls and I like to call book club.  It is actually just an excuse to get together once a month to eat and drink.  We do suggest a book to read to keep it legit but we mostly just stick to reading wine labels.

I decided to mix it up a little this month after I went to happy hour at the Blue Door a couple weeks before. 
{Side note: Midlanders, if you haven't been here yet, GO! It is exactly what our little town needed...a nice bar with fresh amazing drinks, good patio, + fun events.  She does it all so well it will quickly become your new go to for meeting up with friends or date night.}
But back to my point, I usually get the cable car but our waiter suggested we have him make it with the pear infused rum, done in house, that they were quickly running out of. I mean, who would turn that down? So glad I didn't, it was get you in trouble in a quick way yummy.  Sadly he said it wouldn't be on the menu again since they change it up constantly.  I do love this about Blue Door, they have seasonal menus but also make additional treats from whatever is in season and plentiful.

What's a girl to do? I had to learn how to make it so I could serve them at book club and share the goodness with my friends. The owner and I have a mutual friend and she let her in on how she makes it and said I could even share here!  So here it goes... 

I infused the rum a week before.  This seemed like it would be hard but is so simple.  All you do is pour a bottle of good rum in a pitcher, add a few cinnamon sticks, a couple vanilla beans, and some chopped up pears (I think I could only fit two in the pitcher).  Then set it in your fridge for the next 5-7 days and let the magic happen. It will get all brown look kind of weird but don't let they worry your pretty little face!

Then get your cute little martini shaker out and fill it with this:
1.5 oz Spiced Rum
.75 oz Cointreau
.5 oz Agave or simple syrup
1 oz Lemon
Strain into a sugar rimmed martini glass
(you could even up your game and make it cinnamon//sugar rimmed)

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