Northwest Sour

When I saw this cocktail recipe, I really wanted to try it because it had such an interesting combination of ingredients that honestly didn’t really sound like they would go together. I love to try new and interesting food and drinks so unique combinations always catch my eye.

We had a bottle of delicious pear brandy that I gave my husband as a gift and so that was another win for this drink. It also has mezcal, which is a smokier version of tequila basically, along with ginger and lime. I used my cocktail foamer as usual instead of egg whites here. I also didn’t make ginger syrup as stated in the recipe and instead used Domaine Canton ginger liqueur, so this was quite a strong drink. You can use ginger syrup or simple syrup if you’d like it be a little less intense.

Mezcal and pear brandy both have strong flavors, so this was a potent cocktail but we really liked it. Somehow the combo of flavors does work well together.

Northwest Sour

Interesting cocktail made with mezcal, pear brandy, lime, ginger
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 1 drink


  • 1 oz pear brandy
  • 1 oz mezcal
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • 3/4 oz ginger syrup or ginger liqueur
  • egg white or cocktail foamer


  • Combine ingredients into a shaker and shake with ice until very cold. Strain the ice and add the foamer or egg white and shake vigorously until foamy. I use my milk frother to get it is nice and foamed up. Serve in a chilled cocktail glass.
Keyword Cocktails

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