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On The First Day Of Indie Christmas...

It’s finally December and you know what that means… we’re full-on donning our gay apparel of ugly Christmas sweaters and Santa hats, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is on repeat and the office has been completely transformed into the North Pole with our paper snowflake cutouts. We’re soooo ready to celebrate the ho-ho-holidays, and to kick off the best month ever we’ve put together twelve days of indie Christmas presents that are sure to woo your true love. Because food is the best gift, and twelve presents are better than one. These Mouth-watering gifts are sure to steal their hearts (and their Mouths) – and trust us, these gifts are way tastier than the ones in the song. 

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... a partridge in a pear tree our indie cocktail made with pear (whee!)

Let's be honest... an Au Pear Cocktail Kit is a way better gift than a pear tree (what kind of presents is that guy sending anyway?).

This small-batch cocktail kit is total love potion material. It includes Spiced Pear Liqueur that tastes like the freshest pear, because it's made from pear brandy that's sweetened with pear juice and spiced with just a touch of cinnamon and clove. It's delicate and sweet, but not overly so, and we're really impressed with how much fun it is to use in cocktails. Mix that with the Organic Vodka and add a dash of the floral and herbal Rosemary Lavender Bitters. Here’s our recipe to help you get in the holiday spirit:

The Au Pear Cocktail Recipe

Thyme sprig
1.5 ounces Square One Botanical Vodka
.5 ounces St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur
.5 ounces lemon juice
.5 ounces simple syrup
3 dashes Wigle Rosemary Lavender Bitters
Pear slices


1. Muddle 1 sprig of thyme. Add 1.5 ounces Square One Botanical Vodka and .5 ounces each of St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur, lemon juice and simple syrup. Add 3 dashes Wigle Rosemary Lavender Bitters.
2. Shake with ice for 30 seconds. Strain into a whiskey glass with fresh ice (or soapstone spheres!) and top with soda water.
3. Garnish with thinly sliced pear and thyme sprig.

Wow, you guys make the perfect pear. (Just like Santa & Mrs. Claus! #relationshipgoals)

Think of it this way – if you start strong with your gift-giving you might not have to give anything past day one! But if not, have no fear. We have eleven more days of Mouth-watering gifts that will be sure to seal the deal. Check back tomorrow to see what the second day of Christmas brings…

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