Pear Sazerac

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Recipe by Kitchen Witch Steph

This recipe is a variation of the famed New Orleans Sazerac that many claim was the first drink to be dubbed a cocktail. The traditional rye whiskey has been replace with pear vodka. I found this in an April 2007 Washington Post and have yet to try it.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 ounce anise-flavored liqueur (such as Pernod, or other pastis or absinthe)
  • 2 ounces pear vodka (recommended Grey Goose La Poire)
  • 12 ounce simple syrup
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 pear, wedge for garnish
  • ice


  1. Place an ice cube in a martini glass and add the anise-flavored liqueur.
  2. Swirls to coat the glass let stand to chill for a few minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  4. Add the pear vodka, simple syrup and bitters, stirring vigorously.
  5. Empty the ice and liqueur from the glass.
  6. Strain pear vodka mixture into the coated martini glass.
  7. Garnish with the pear wedge.

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