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Thirsty Thursday: Toast Pear Day at Perfect Pear Bistro

You may think you love pears, but be prepared to get schooled in the juicy fruit this weekend. In the name of National Pear Day, Oct. 25, the folks at Perfect Pear Bistro are whipping up a mix of savory quesadillas, sweet cocktails, and enough dishes to make this national day feel like a holiday. Bonus: The Bistro is offering 50 percent off all menu items that include the fruit this Saturday.

Perfect Pear Bistro has locations at 1241 E. Chandler Blvd. in Ahwatukee and 9845 S. Priest Dr. in Tempe.

Extra credit: For Thirsty Thursday, The Bistro shared recipes for two of its fruit-inspired cocktails!

Pear Mule

Photo courtesy of Charlotte Shaff

Pear Mule

What you need:
2 oz pear vodka
1/2 lime juice (appx. 1 oz)
5 oz ginger beer

-Pour over ice garnish wit lime wedge
-Serve in a copper mug

Pefect Pear Sidecar

Photo courtesy of Charlotte Shaff

Perfect Pear Sidecar

What you need:
2 oz pear brandy
.5 oz Grand Mariner
.5 oz fresh lemon juice
.5 oz pear puree
.5 oz simple syrup

-Shake with ice strain and serve up in a martini glass
-Garnish with pear slice