The Companion is a lovely Fall cocktail, mixing the sweetness of pears with the tartness of lemons and a little pepper thrown in for good measure. There is a long, long story behind the name which, frankly, I skimmed through. If you would like to hear about it follow the source link below.


Muddle the peppercorns in the base of a shaker. Add the other ingredients and shake with ice. String into a chilled glass. 

Garnish with a mint leaf.


1 pinch Black peppercorns
1.66 ounce Light rum
.33 ounce Dry vermouth
2 teaspoon Pear purée
.5 ounce Honey
.66 ounce Freshly squeezed lemon juice
Mint leaf
  • Companion
  • Garnished with a mint leaf
  • Dry vermouth, light rum, honey, pear purée, fresh lemon juice and peppercorn