This is a delicious dessert sipper. It’s meant to wind down a dinner with wonderful people, riveting conversation and no dishes to worry about. The Poire Noir is easy to produce for a crowd and a great way to show off any sort of dessert wine or cordial glasses you’ve picked up. To that point, check thrift stores for dessert wine glasses! They come in countless shapes and you’ll find real treasures for ridiculously low prices.
Equipment: glass for stirring, cocktail spoon, muddler, strainer, dessert wine or cordial glass that will hold 3 or so ounces
¼ – ½ pear peeled and cut into chunks
1½ oz VSOP brandy (I used St. Remy)
1 oz port wine (something drinkable but not expensive, ours was an Old Vine Zinfandel dessert wine from Brassfield)
1 thin slice pear for garnish
Fresh ground cinnamon for garnish
Muddle pear chunks in glass. Add brandy and port and stir to combine. Add ice to glass and stir for 15-20 seconds. Strain into dessert wine glass and garnish with fresh ground cinnamon and a thin pear slice. Cheers!