Saisonnière is French for “seasonal,” and it’s certainly a fitting name for this perfect pear sour from New York’s Lafayette restaurant. We had the good fortune of sipping our first Saisonnière just as the weather began to cool, and it immediately had us thinking of holiday meals and chilly nights.
The original recipe calls for Poire Williams, a French eau de vie made from the Williams pear. Any clear pear liqueur will do, as long as it isn’t too sweet or syrupy.
- 1 part Vodka
- ¾ part Pear brandy
- ¾ part Lemon juice
- ¾ part Brown sugar syrup
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a small chilled cocktail or coupe glass.
Garnish with a sage leaf (if you have one) or a lemon twist. If you have high Dexterity points, try knotting the lemon twist around the base of the sage leaf.
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