This cocktail of vodka, ginger ale, lemon, and muddled pear is perfectly tart and refreshing, perfect for sipping on a cool fall evening. Based on the ginger switchel or Haymaker's Punch which was a nonalcoholic vinegar-based drink whose sourness was offset by a hefty dose of ginger and spices; it was named for the eighteenth-century farmers who drank it — literal haymakers. I'm sure they would have approved of this version, tart and fruity and liberally dosed with vodka. Recipe is from the Philadelphia restaurant "Talulah's Garden", via Saveur magazine. Makes two cocktails. Enjoy!