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Aspen Times Weekly Libation: Poached Poire Martini

by Jeanne McGovern

I love learning new things. I love a cocktail. So when I get to learn something in the form of a cocktail, I am one happy girl. With the Sage at the Snowmass Club’s Poached Poire Martini, I learned what Poire William is ­— it’s the name for eau de vie (translation: water of life) made from the Williams pear (known as the Bartlett pear in the United States); it is generally served chilled as an after-dinner drink. But in this concoction, the Poire William is muddled into a spice-infused base for a pear-centric vodka martini. Inspired, and perfect for sipping in any season.


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