Spiced Pear Spritz

Active Time: N/ATotal Time5 MIN
Yield: Serves : 1

Sweet pear and warm spices team up to deliver this warm and cozy winter spritz. Simple syrup is a perfect stand-in for the thick and sweet Velvet Falernum liqueur.

Ingredients

  • 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) pear-flavored vodka (such as Grey Goose La Poire)
  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) Velvet Falernum liqueur or simple syrup
  • 1 whole star anise
  • Thin pear slices
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons (2 to 3 ounces) chilled dry sparkling white wine
  • Splash of club soda (optional)

How to Make It

Step

Fill a large wine glass halfway with ice. Add bitters, vodka, liqueur, and star anise. Add a few pear slices; top with sparkling wine and, if desired, club soda. Stir gently, and serve.

Notes

We used John D. Taylor’s Velvet Falernum, a low-proof spirit from Barbados.

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