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Pear & Hearth: Your Autumnal Sipper

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Hey there, fellow seasonal sensation seeker! Picture this: a chill in the air, leaves crunching underfoot, and you, cozied up by a roaring fire, holding a glass that basically tastes like autumn gave you a warm hug. That, my friend, is the Pear & Hearth experience. Now, while you can find your way to any of the seven Dram & Draught spots to indulge in this potion, there's an authentic charm about enjoying it in its birthplace, Winston.

Introducing Hunter: The Lead Bartender 

Hunter isn't just a bartender; he's the lead bartender, an essential part of the Winston team. When he's not setting the mood at the bar or being the face of our service, he's passionately creating. And one such creation? The Pear & Hearth, a drink that feels like autumn bottled up.

A Nod to the Classics: The Sour Family

The Pear & Hearth gracefully nods to the cherished Sour family of cocktails. You know the ones — Daiquiri, Margarita, Sidecar. Pear & Hearth infuses that classic DNA with an autumnal touch, embodying the flavors and feelings of the season. If you've got a soft spot for classics but crave a seasonal twist, this is the drink for you.

All About the Glass: Nick & Nora

Let’s talk about the glass for a sec. The Nick & Nora glass has an engaging tale, reintroduced by the renowned bartender, Dale DeGroff, in the glitzy ambience of NYC's Rainbow Room back in '87. With a touch of inspiration from the stylish Thin Man films, this glass found its way back into the limelight. We chose it for Pear & Hearth to embrace that rich cocktail heritage, merging old-world charm with contemporary finesse.

The House-Made Touch: Pear Cordial

Now, a special shoutout to our house-made pear cordial that amplifies this cocktail's essence. Freshly pressed and finely strained pear juice forms its base, with a harmonious blend of sugar, vodka, and a hint of Martell cognac. Crafted with precision, this cordial is sous vide to perfection, ensuring every sip of the Pear & Hearth transports you to a cozy autumn day.

The Recipe Rundown:

  • 3 drops saline
  • 2 dashes Angostura
  • 0.25 oz honey simple syrup
  • 1 oz house-made pear cordial
  • 0.75 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1.5 oz Social House Vodka
  • Glassware? Nick & Nora
  • Garnish with: Dehydrated Pear

Although Pear & Hearth graces the menu of all Dram & Draught locations, there's something about the Winston spot that adds an extra sprinkle of magic. Sipping it here, you're tasting a cocktail where every component, from the house-made cordial to the precise ratios, was a labor of love by Hunter and the talented team around him.

So, when autumn calls and you seek a sensory journey, Pear & Hearth is your answer.