1 oz Gin
1 oz Aromatized wine, Lillet Blanc
1⁄2 oz Pear liqueur (St. George's Spiced Pear)
1⁄2 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.

Cocktail summary
Picture of Life on Mars
FRY 2016
Posted by yarm on 7/26/2020
Created by
Frederic Yarm, Loyal Nine, Cambridge, MA
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