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This drink from Southampton’s Greek-chic Calissa is a wintry nod at the summery sour family of drinks, adding in holiday-appropriate seasonal flavors of pear and ginger, along with nutty notes of amaretto to this frothy, festive drink. Don’t fear the egg white: It’s the key to the beautiful white crown that adorns the top of this tipple. Simply separate your egg white from the yolk (save the latter for another purpose), and refrigerate it until you’re ready to make your cocktail.

Plato’s Academy

Prep Time 5 minutes
Serves 1 cocktail


  • 1 egg white
  • 1 1/2 oz Belvedere Pear Ginger Vodka
  • 1/2 oz amaretto
  • 1/2 oz agave syrup
  • 3/4 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz pear puree
  • 3 drops Angostura bitters


  • Add egg white into a shaker and shake well, 20 to 30 seconds.
  • Add in ice and the rest of the liquid ingredients, except for the bitters. Shake well for another 10 to 15 seconds, until frothy and cold.
  • Strain into a coupe glass.
  • Carefully add three drops of bitters in succession at the center of the drink. Drag a toothpick through the drops of bitters to create little heart shapes. Cheers!