This pear brandy cocktail is a nod to the Star Trek episode "The Inner Light." In it, Captain Picard loses consciousness for 20 short minutes but winds up experiencing decades of a double life in his altered state on the planet of Kataan, a dying planet with water issues, in the village of Ressik. In this new reality, he’s known as a flute-playing family man named Kamin.
- 1 1/2 oz St. George pear brandy
- 1/2 oz Luxardo maraschino liqueur
- 1/2 oz Mas Peyre Le Démon de Midi Rancio Sec (or similar rancio sec)
- 2 1/2 oz Champagne
Combine all of the ingredients in a coupe and serve.