Photo by Brian Cassella
Bird on a Wire
By Robert Haynes, The Violet Hour
There's just enough pear liqueur in this bourbon-based wintry tipple to justify the first day of Christmas reference, which is finished with notes of cinnamon. Haynes borrowed from a Leonard Cohen song for the drink's name. $12; 1520 N. Damen Ave., 773-252-1500; theviolethour.com
2 ounces Wild Turkey 101 bourbon
3/4 ounce lemon juice
3/4 ounce Rothman & Winter Pear liquer
1/2 ounce saigon cinnamon syrup
1/8 ounce simple syrup
1 dash Fees Old Fashioned bitters
Lemon peel garnish
Reserve garnish, combine ingredients in shaker; shake hard.
Strain into rocks glass over one large chunk of ice
Garnish with lemon peel expressed and inserted into drink.