A Partridge in a Pear Tree

<b>Bird on a Wire</b><br>
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 <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001056" title="Leonard Cohen" href="/topic/entertainment/music/leonard-cohen-PECLB001056.topic">Leonard Cohen</a> song for the drink's name. <i>$12; 1520 N. Damen Ave., 773-252-1500;</i> <b>theviolethour.com</b><br><br>
<b>Recipe:</b><br> 
2 ounces Wild Turkey 101 bourbon<br>
3/4 ounce lemon juice<br>
3/4 ounce Rothman & Winter Pear liquer<br>
1/2 ounce saigon cinnamon syrup<br>
1/8 ounce simple syrup<br>
1 dash Fees Old Fashioned bitters<br>
Lemon peel garnish<br>
Reserve garnish, combine ingredients in shaker; shake hard. <br>
Strain into rocks glass over one large chunk of ice<br>
Garnish with lemon peel expressed and inserted into drink.
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( 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

Recipe:
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.

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