Bartlett Pear Sour CocktailBy Chatelaine
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
- Combine brandy, liqueur, lemon juice and egg white in an ice-filled cocktail shaker.
- Shake well for 30 sec, then strain into 2 chilled coupe glasses.
- Add bitters and garnish.
Our favourite pear liqueurs
We love Golden 8 (The Williams) and Monimpex (Hungaria) Golden Pear for this cocktail.
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.