Bartlett Pear Sour Cocktail




Bartlett Pear Sour Cocktail

Produced by Aimee Nishitoba, Photography by Carmen Cheung, Food Styling by Matthew Kimura, Prop Styling by Madeleine Johari.

This gorgeous fall cocktail is a seasonal version of a sidecar—a century-old drink made with brandy, orange liqueur and lemon juice—with a few tweaks. In our recipe, we use a pear liqueur in place of orange and omit the added sugar for a more tart flavour.


  • 3 oz brandy
  • 1 1⁄2 oz pear liqueur
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 egg white
  • 10 dashes orange bitters
  • 2 dehydrated pear chips or fresh pear fans , for garnish


  1. Combine brandy, liqueur, lemon juice and egg white in an ice-filled cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake well for 30 sec, then strain into 2 chilled coupe glasses.
  3. Add bitters and garnish.

Our favourite pear liqueurs

We love Golden 8 (The Williams) and Monimpex (Hungaria) Golden Pear for this cocktail.

Kitchen tip

To make pear fans, cut a fresh pear into quarters. Thinly slice each quarter into 4 or 5 slices. Pierce a toothpick through a corner of each quarter, through all slices, then fan out.

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