Saisonnière

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.

Ingredients

Instructions

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.

Really Good App

We downloaded the app after seeing it as one of the top posts on /r/cocktails, and we've been playing around with it and adding our ingredients to the list. While it's not an all inclusive list of ingredients (missing some creme de ), it's a solid overall app and tosses out some truly spectacular recipes based on what you have in your liquor cabinet. Minor quibbles for an otherwise fantastic application!
US JCorduroy, iTunes App Store