2/3 cup canned pears in heavy syrup, (from a 15-ounce can)*
Juice of 2 fresh oranges
3 ounces (1/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons) premium gin
2 tablespoons sugar
Iced orange wheel slices, for garnish
Do ahead: In a blender, purée entire can of pears. Pour purée into separate bowl/pitcher and set aside. Rinse blender bowl and return to base. To make two cocktail drinks: Pour juice of 2 oranges into blender. Add 2/3 cup pear purée, gin and sugar.
Fill a 14-ounce glass with ice. Pour ice into blender and repeat, adding another glass of ice. Blend until smooth. Pour into cocktail glasses. Garnish with orange wheels. Serving glass: 14-ounce cocktail glass (daiquiri/poco grande)
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Calories per drink: 280 (based on 80-proof gin)**
*Note: One 15-ounce can of pears in heavy syrup makes 6 drinks.
**Note: Higher-proof gin contributes more calories.
Pairs Well With
This frozen drink is a great marriage of two flavors that naturally complement one another.