Life on Mars

A David Bowie tribute that raised money for the Jimmy Fund and acted as our Negroni Week cocktail.
1 oz Gin
1 oz Lillet Blanc
12 oz Pear liqueur (St. George's Spiced Pear)
12 oz Campari
1 twst Lemon peel (As garnish, cut into the shape of a lightning bolt.)
Stir with ice, strain into a coupe glass, and garnish with a lemon peel lightning bolt floated.
I found that fruit liqueurs seem to modulate Campari in interesting and less bitter ways, so I tinkered with St. George's Spiced Pear Liqueur and uncovered that it made for an excellent combination. Soon, gin and Lillet came into formation to make a variation on a classic Negroni. With David Bowie's passing, one of the owners wanted it to be a tribute and we settled on Life on Mars. Part of the sales of the drink went to the Jimmy Fund cancer charity in honor of Bowie.
FRY 2016
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