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Westford Hills Distillers Creates Bastille Day Cocktail

By August 22, 2019Connecticut, Top News

Ashford, Connecticut’s Westford Hills Distillers celebrated the 230th anniversary of France’s Bastille Day on July 14 by toasting the Revolution with a Pear Royale cocktail developed by Chef Jean George. Featuring Westford Hill Poire Prisonnière Pear Brandy, the cocktail was served up as a “marriage of an American artisan spirit and French aperitif.” The recipe, which serves two, is as follows: 1 oz. Westford Hill Poire Prisonnière Pear Brandy and 6 oz. White Lillet or another off-dry French aperitif wine. In a cocktail shaker half filled with ice, combine Pear Brandy and Lillet. Shake well and strain into martini glass. Garnish with a pear chip. Westford Hill Distillers is located on 200 acres of property owned by the Chatey family since 1919, where it produces its fine fruit brandies and eaux-de-vies.








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