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Drink of the Week: The Spotlight Cocktail

Photo: Stuart Mullenberg

With more pears coming into season by the day, we’re starting to add their juicy goodness to our cocktail glasses. But even if you don’t have a fresh pear on hand, you can still take advantage of the fruit’s fall flavor by reaching for a pear brandy and making today’s Drink of the Week—The Spotlight cocktail from Bay Area bartender Jeff Lyon. Combining creamy pear brandy with dry sherry and a ginger liqueur, it’s sweet and savory and supremely delicious proportions. And for more pear cocktails we love, check out our Sept/Oct issue, on newsstands now.

The Spotlight

2 oz. Manzanilla sherry

1/2 oz. pear brandy

1/2 oz. ginger liqueur

2 dashes celery bitters

Tools: mixing glass, barspoon, strainer

Glass: rocks

Garnish: thin slice of fresh pear

Combine ingredients with ice and stir to chill. Strain into a rocks glass over one large ice cube and garnish.

Jeff Lyon, Third Rail, San Francisco

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