Portland, Oregon bar manager Tyler Stevens makes this autumn sour with local Dystopia vodka and Clear Creek pear brandy, which is distilled from pears grown in nearby Hood River.
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Recipe from Food & Wine Cocktails 2015
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce pear brandy, preferably Clear Creekv
3/4 ounce Amaro CioCiaro
3/4 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce Honey Syrup
1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
Ice, plus 1 large cube for serving
1 sage leaf, smacked, for garnish
How to Make It
In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, pear brandy, amaro, grapefruit juice, Honey Syrup and lemon juice. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled rocks glass over the large ice cube and garnish with the smacked sage leaf.
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