Aspen Times Weekly Libation: Poached Poire Martini
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.
“Without any exception the worst snow storm known since the advent of the railroad west of Leadville has been raging over the crest of the continental divide since last Thursday,” asserted the Aspen Tribune on January 31, 1899.