The Highland [Cocktail Recipe]

Up the complexity of your next highball with this bourbon and pear cider concoction, created by Charlie Moore of Knife at Highland Dallas.


  • 1½ oz. Four Roses Yellow Label
  • 1 oz. house-made pear cider (see below)
  • ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
  • ½ oz. honey syrup
  • 2 oz. Fever Tree ginger beer


Add first four ingredients into a shaker tin with ice and shake for 15-20 seconds. Double strain into a Collins glass, add Fever Tree ginger beer and top with more ice as needed. Garnish with some fresh pear slices.

For Pear Cider (makes about 1 liter):

  • 12-15 D’anjou or other ripe pears
  • 3 6-inch cinnamon sticks
  • 8 allspice berries
  • 12 cloves

Juice pears. Add pear juice and spices to a pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Let simmer for 20-30 minutes then strain into a clean container. Let cool before using.

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