Pear eau de vie is the key ingredient that makes the Sweet Adeline cocktail really special. This clear brandy adds tons of crisp fresh pear flavor and requires minimal added sugar.
To prepare cinnamon syrup, combine sugar, 2 tablespoons water, and cinnamon in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook 4 minutes, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat. Let stand 30 minutes; strain. Cover and keep refrigerated in a glass container for 3 to 4 weeks.
To prepare cocktail, place pear slices and 1/2 ounce cinnamon syrup in a martini shaker, and reserve the remaining cinnamon syrup for another use. Muddle pear mixture. Add ice, vodka, eau de vie, and lemon juice; shake. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with additional pear slices, if desired.
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