Cocktails at Home: National Cocktail Day Edition – Pursuitist

National Cocktail Day is March 24th, and there is no better time to explore your hidden bartender skills.  In honor of the warm spring months ahead of us, these cocktails use delicious seasonal ingredients such as guava nectar, pear, lime, velvet falernum, pineapple and jalapeño, with something for everyone.




This smooth drink features Islay dry gin with 22 handpicked botanicals mixed with the soft, fruity notes of pear for a refreshing cocktail.


1.5 oz Botanist Gin

.5 oz Ancho Liqueur

2 oz pear nectar

.5 simple syrup

.5 lime juice

1.5 club soda



Shake over ice

Top with soda

Roll and pour into a rocks glass

Garnish w/ half ground cinnamon rim and lime wheel






1.2 oz Don Papa 7

1 oz Guava Nectar

½ oz Pandan Simple Syrup

¾ oz Lime Juice

1 Jalapeño Disc

1 Dash Peychaud’s Bitters



In a cocktail shaker, muddle jalapeno disc

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Add Don Papa Rum, guava nectar, Pandan simple syrup, lime juice and Peychaud’s bitters

Add ice and shake

Strain into a rocks glass over ice

Top with ginger ale

Garnish with a lime wheel



2 oz Don Papa 7

10 oz Pineapple Juice

¾ oz Lime Juice

¼ oz Velvet Falernum

½ oz Ube Syrup


In a cocktail shaker, add Don Papa Rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, velvet falernum, Ube syrup* and fill with ice

Shake and strain into high ball glass over ice

Garnish with a Pineapple wedge and straw

Kimberly Fisher

Kimberly Fisher is a Pursuitist contributor. As a freelance writer and on-camera host, Kimberly works over several multi-media platforms, including print, on-camera and live events.Kimberly has traveled the world, been a travel expert for, and has published over 400 articles in over 44 publications including eHow, Examiner, Food Wine Travel Magazine, Huffington Post, Luxe Beat, NiteGuide, Ocean View, JustLuxe, Sherman’s Travel and USA Today.

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