Pears, pears and more pears—the splendor of fall! Like pears, the pear liqueur and sparkling pear cider appear in autumn. You’ll find the latter two at a well-stocked liquor store.
Photography By Chip Riegel | September 01, 2014


Strain into a coupe glass and top with a splash of sparkling pear cider. To garnish, add 1 round piece poached pear. Makes 1 drink.

* Core and slice 1 firm pear into ¼-inch segments and fit wedges inside bottle of vodka. Let rest for 10–14 days before serving.

** For garnish, peel pear and scoop with melon baller. In a saucepan, combine 1½ cups Port wine, ¼ cup agave nectar, 1 vanilla bean, grated zest of ½ lemon. Poach pear pieces over very low heat for 20 minutes and cool.

Words by Willa Van Nostrand / Recipe by Christopher Bender, Beverage Director Stoneacre Pantry, Newport

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