When Todd Appel and Daniel de Oliveira left Crimson Lounge in early October, they took the magic with them. The talented mixologists checked out of the River North nightclub after becoming increasingly dissatisfied with new management. They pretty much had creative license behind the bar, serving up unique versions of classic cocktails as well as the usual suspect sippers, but even that wasn’t enough to keep them there.
- 2 ounces Leblon Cachaça
- 1/2 ounce Mathilde Pear Liqueur
- 1/2 ounce fresh pear puree
- 1/2 ounce spiced syrup
- 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
- Cracked ice
- Candied lemon peel for garnsh
In an iced mixing glass, add all ingredients except garnish. Hard shake and strain into a fresh iced 8-ounce rocks glass. Garnish with pear slice and candied lemon peel.
Spiced syrup is simple syrup infused with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, wintergreen, mace and vanilla.