A Pear of Brandies
Belle de Brillet is a liqueur made from Cognac infused with pears, which is how this festive sparkler gets its punning name.
- 1/2 oz. (15 ml) pisco
- 1/2 oz. (15 ml) Calvados or other apple brandy
- 3/4 oz. (20 ml) St-Germain elderflower liqueur
- 1/2 oz. (15 ml) Belle de Brillet
- Dash of orange bitters
- 3 oz. (90 ml) Champagne
- Orange twist for garnish
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, stir together the pisco, Calvados, elderflower liqueur, Belle de Brillet and orange bitters. Stir until chilled, then strain into a Champagne flute or coupe. Top with the Champagne, garnish with the orange twist and serve. Makes 1 drink.
Lynnette Marrero, consultant, The Llama Inn, Brooklyn, NY