Pear Pressure | The Shaker & Vine

From The Shaker & Vine in Schenectady, bartender Josh Marthy gives us PEAR PRESSURE, a delicately fragrant cocktail that makes use of fresh or canned pears from the kitchen. A flexible recipe means you can make several swaps depending what you have in the cabinet. No pressure at all.

With views over the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater a short stroll from the Rivers Casino, The Shaker & Vine offers a self pour wine systems, beer and specialty cocktails. Check out their seasonal menus at: The Shaker & Vine. 



For 1 Serving(s)


1 1/2 oz pear vodka (or plain vodka)
3/4 oz pear liqueur (or fruit brandy or rosemary simple syrup)
2 oz juiced Bartlett pears (or canned pears)
1/2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 oz rosemary simple syrup (omit if replacing the pear brandy with simple syrup)
1 sprig fresh rosemary, to garnish

Pear Pressure | The Shaker & Vine Directions



1 ½ oz. Breckenridge Pear Vodka -- or substitute plain vodka

¾ oz. St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur -- or substitute fruit brandy or simple syrup (*See rosemary simple syrup recipe. Equal parts water and sugar, dissolved.)

2 oz. Freshly juiced Bartlett pears -- or substitute canned pears

½ oz. Freshly squeezed 1/2 lemon juice

½ oz. Rosemary syrup -- (omit if replacing the pear liqueur with simple syrup, above)

Rosemary sprig and sliced pear, to garnish



  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker or lidded mason jar with ice.
  2. Shake, double strain into coupe glass.
  3. Garnish with rosemary sprig and sliced pear.
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