Well, neither Mark nor I placed in the pear cocktail contest. I find consolation in the fact that the drinks that won all look to be fantastically delicious.

One of the nice things about loosing in a cocktail competition is that the winners are kind enough to provide you with consolation. The first place entry is more complex than I want to bother with for home mixing, and the second place entry takes time to infuse tequila with pears, but the third place cocktail… Well, that one sounds delicious, and I can mix it when I get home.

I am still happy with the one I came up with and it doesn’t involve any crazy prep, so I will share it below.

It does have some obscure ingredients though. Sorry. Personally, I thought Mark’s was better, but I will leave it to him to post it.

Cain and Able

1 oz. pear liqueur (Mathilde)
3/4 oz. bourbon (Bulleit)
3/4 oz. rye (Rittenhouse)
2/3 tsp. Fernet-Branca
1 dash Fee’s Grapefruit Bitters
lemon twist

Where substitutes could be used, I put the brand I went with in parenthesis.

To make: Combine all ingredients, stir and strain. Garnish with lemon twist.