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Last Resort

Last Resort cocktail
Image: / Tim Nusog 

Pear brandy and absinthe combine to make this a truly unique tipple.


  • 1/4 oz Absinthe
  • 2 oz Massenez Poire Williams
  • 3/4 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 oz Rich simple syrup (two parts sugar, one part water)
  • 1 Egg white
  • Garnish: fresh grated nutmeg
  • Garnish: 3 dashes Peychaud's bitters


  1. Add the absinthe to a coupe glass, swirl to coat the inside, discarding any excess, and set aside.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients to a shaker and shake without ice.

  3. Fill with ice and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.

  4. Strain into the prepared glass and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and 3 dashes of Peychaud's Bitters.