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.