• 1.5 oz Kikori Whiskey
  • 0.25 oz Yuzuri Liqueur
  • 0.75 oz lemon juice
  • 0.75 oz star anise clove syrup*
  • 3 slices Asian pears "Nashi"
  • 2 dashes aromatic bitters


Muddle pear in a shaking tin. Combine all ingredients with ice and shake. Fine strain over ice into a coupe glass. Garnish with additional pears.

*To make the star anise clove syrup, combine 4 cups water, 3 cinnamon sticks, 6 star anise cloves, and the peels of 1 lemon and 1 orange in a pot. bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Strain out the solids and combine the remaining liquid (reduces by half) 1:1 with white cane sugar. stir over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Recipe yields 1 quart.

Standard serving per cocktail is 1.5oz of alcohol.