Spiced Bartlett Bombo

Today’s clever cocktail is inspired by the Bartlett pear. Fall is pear season, and this wonderful tree fruit takes to bakery spices and rum like a duck to water. The Spiced Bartlett Bombo cocktail is an original from the Bottle Pros cocktail kitchen and is perfect for fall sipping when it is still too warm for a toddy but just cool enough for something rich and subtly warming.  The spiced pear syrup takes a bit of preparation, but the effort is well worth the rewards.  Cheers!

Spiced Bartlett Bombo

In a shaker glass filled with ice add:

  • 2 Ounces Well-Bred Barbados Gold Rum (We used Mt Gay)
  • 1 Ounce Spiced Bartlett Pear Syrup
  • ½ Ounce Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
  • ½ Ounce Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

Shake and strain into a stemmed cocktail coupe. Dust lightly with nutmeg and garnish with a pear slice.

Spiced Pear Syrup


  • 2 Large Ripe Bartlett Pears Cored & Chopped (no need to peel)
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 3 whole allspice berries (crushed)
  • 1 star anise pod

In a medium saucepan add water & light brown sugar, bring to a boil. Add pears, cinnamon stick, allspice berries & star anise pod. Reduce heat and simmer until reduced by 1/3. Allow to cool then strain through a fine sieve discarding solids. Store refrigerated in a sterile glass bottle (will keep 7-10 days).