The Brincadeira (the name is Portuguese for “make believe”) is a specialty at Le Glass in Paris, invented by head bartender Keltoum Arrachidi. The flavor has to be tasted to be believed – it’s a rich, almost-too-ripe pear flavor buffeted by citrus, herbs, and the bubbles of a good sparkling white wine.
Add all ingredients (except the sparkling white wine) to a tall ice-filled glass. Stir to combine, and top with the sparkling wine. Garnish with a lemon twist or pear slice (or both! Or neither!)
- Brincadeira Cocktail at Saveur