This aromatic pear cocktail pairs a barley-based American single malt with the bright fragrance of pears and absinthe.
2 oz. American single-malt whiskey (Seven Grand uses Stranahan’s)
½ oz. pear liqueur
¼ oz. simple syrup (1:1)
2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
2 dashes orange bitters
Absinthe (for a rinse)
Glass: Old Fashioned
Garnish: lemon twist
Stir the ingredients with ice. Rinse a glass with absinthe, discard the excess, then strain the drink into the prepared glass. Twist a lemon peel over the drink and use as garnish.
John Coltharp, Seven Grand, Los Angeles
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