Mama Needs a New Pear with Booze
- 2.0 oz. mezcal (Del Maguey Vida)
- 0.5 oz. pear liqueur (Rothman & Winter)
- 0.25 oz. Cynar
- 0.25 oz. lemon juice
- tsp agave nectar
- pinch of salt
Shake with ice and strain into coupe.
This started with the desire to pair (sorry) pear with mezcal, and then didn’t stray far. Some Cynar for bitterness and lemon for acidity. Depending on the pear liqueur you might add in some agave, as I did here. And the salt just enhances the pear flavor, to me.
The name was a sort of knee-jerk inspiration, and I don’t think I could better it. Drink from a clean toed pump if you have one.