Spirited – December 2019


Our recommendation from an area pro
From Becca Rawheiser, senior server and bartender at Home Grown Cafe.

State of Pearil


  1.5 oz. Stateside vodka
  1.5 oz. pear nectar
  .5 oz. Domaine de Canton
  .5 oz. agave nectar (French ginger liqueur)
  1/2 lime, squeezed
  1 sage leaf


1.  Combine all ingredients.
2. Shake and strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
3. Garnish with a sage leaf.

I enjoy working with pear nectar because it gives off a subtle yet bright flavor. Stateside vodka comes right out of Philly and is gluten-free (They give great tours of their distillery too). With this cocktail, you taste the sweetness of the pear, but the ginger liqueur and sage bring a subtle/delicate warmth. This is a great transition from the summer months into the cooler weather of fall and winter, hopefully showing people that vodka is a great spirit no matter the time of year.

So, what do you think? Please comment below.