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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.

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Credit: Leigh Beisch

Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes 1 cocktail
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Nutritional analysis is per cocktail.

Nutrition Facts

252 calories; calories from fat 1%; protein 0.2g; fat 0.2g; carbohydrates 41g; fiber 0.9g; sodium 4.6mg.
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