1 oz Pear eau de vie, Berkshire Mountain Distillers (or Poire William)
1⁄2 oz Cherry Liqueur, Combier Rouge
1⁄4 oz Lime juice
Build over ice in mixing glass, shake for 15 secs or stir for 30, strain into coupe. Freshly pitted cherry garnish optional.
I was surprised how nicely reposado tequila and pear eau de vie played with each other. I wanted a blush from Combier Rouge, but scaled back on all but the main liquors to preserve a subtle balance and orchard notes.
Poured into mixing glass à la minute 5/14/11.
Rob Marais, Boston MA
author's original creation
Reposado Tequila, Pear eau de vie, Cherry Liqueur, Apricot liqueur, Cranberry bitters, Lime juice