This cocktail is a mixture of Calvados, Cognac, pear liqueur, Cointreau, with a few dashes of aromatic bitters, and fresh lime juice. It is a wonderful companion to the cool autumn season.
The Autumn Orchard
Recipe from Ted Kilgore, head bartender at Taste by Niche in St. Louis
1/4 cup Cognac (such as Camus VS)
1/4 cup Calvados (apple brandy)
2 tablespoons Cointreau or other orange liqueur
2 tablespoons pear liqueur (such as Rothman and Winter or Mathilde)
4-1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
2 lime slices
Mix first 6 ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice. Cover and shake vigorously 20 times. Strain between 2 coupe glasses. Float lime slices on top and serve.