After Dark

After Dark

This spirits-forward nightcap gives a clean, autumn-appropriate pear lilt to vodka, the top-selling spirit. It’s especially welcome early in the season, on those warmer “Indian summer” days.

By Kara Newman

See other related recipes in Seasonal Sips.

Created by Natasha David

Yield:  1 drink
Prep Time:  2 minutes


1 ½ ounces Hangar 1 Vodka
1 ½ ounces Dolin Blanc Vermouth
½ ounce Clear Creek Distillery Pear Eau de Vie
1 dash absinthe
cucumber, sliced, for garnish


  1. In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients with ice. Stir well to chill.
  2. Strain into a coupe glass or 5-ounce Champagne glass.
  3. Garnish by floating a cucumber slice on top of the drink.