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Pear Sidecar

Leigh Beisch
Yield Makes 1 cocktail
This sweet (but not too sweet) drink should be made one at a time in a cocktail shaker. Energetic shaking and a proper drink-to-ice ratio—possible only in a shaker—are key: The ice dilutes and softens the cocktail, encouraging the otherwise sharp flavors to meld together. Prep Time: 10 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup pear brandy
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened pear juice or nectar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup (see Notes)
  • 1 or 2 slices fresh pear, about 1/2 in. thick

Nutrition Information

  • calories 252
  • caloriesfromfat 1 %
  • protein 0.2 g
  • fat 0.2 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 41 g
  • fiber 0.9 g
  • sodium 4.6 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour brandy, pear juice, lemon juice, and simple syrup over ice. Cover and shake vigorously for 1 minute. Strain and pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with sliced pear. Serve immediately.

  2. Notes: To make simple syrup, cook 1/2 cup each sugar and water in a small pan over medium heat until sugar dissolves and mixture turns clear; cool before using. Can be kept, covered and chilled, for 6 months.

  3. Nutritional analysis is per cocktail.