Shake Things Up With This Pear and Honey Liqueur Cocktail

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Photo by Briana Brough
Photo by Briana Brough

This nice nod to the season was created by Mary Tate Sward of Venable and would be great for your holiday party (though we’d sip it year-round!). The mezcal adds a mild smokiness, and the Krupnikas honey liqueur incorporates those classic fall flavors that we all look forward to this time of year.

Light Weight Jacket

1 1⁄2 oz. mezcal (preferably Monte Alban)
3⁄4 oz. Brothers Vilgalys Krupnikas (made in Durham!)
1 1⁄2 oz. Looza Pear Nectar (if you’ve got time and a juicer, try some fresh pear juice)
1⁄4 oz. fresh lime juice
Cinnamon stick for garnish

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Use a microplane to shave a touch of fresh cinnamon on top. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

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