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Pear Sidecar

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Serves two.

  • Make the menu:
    Open House for a Crowd
  • by Kate Hays from Fine Cooking
    Issue 96

Browse our Drinks and Entertaining Guide for more classic cocktails.

  • 1/2 cup pear brandy (like Poire Williams)
  • 1/4 cup triple sec (like Cointreau)
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lime juice
  • 2 thin strips lime zest

Combine the brandy, triple sec, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake well and strain into two chilled martini glasses. Twist the lime zest into spirals and drop one in each glass.

nutrition information (per serving):
Calories (kcal): 280; Fat (g): 0; Fat Calories (kcal): 0; Saturated Fat (g): 0; Protein (g): 0; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0; Carbohydrates (g): 36; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0; Sodium (mg): 0; Cholesterol (mg): 0; Fiber (g): 0;

Photo: Scott Phillips

Very nice and tasty! It is strong but if you use high quality liquor (no Triple Sec!) it comes together well. You can use lime or lemon - I've used both and each taste good.

This drink was way too strong! My guests did not like it at all. I would not recommend this one

Sophisticated. Fantastic. Quality of the Pear brandy is key. Instead of Poire Williams I used Brandy Peak "Spirit of Pear Brandy" (Oregon), and Cointreau.

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