Playing Hooky cocktail

Playing Hooky

Playing Hooky

Recipe by Francis Stansky, Pacific Cocktail Haven

This cocktail is a riff on the Martinez; a clear version like a White Negroni. Pear Cognac and Peruvian Pisco led me to the Peruvian phrase “Tirades la pera.” It translates as truancy, which we call “playing hooky” or ditching work to go and have some fun. In true Martinez fashion, the cocktail couldn’t exist without a fine vermouth.


  • 45 ml MARTINI & ROSSI Bianco

  • 30ml pisco

  • 15ml pear liqueur

  • 1 dash citrus bitters

  • 2 dash acid phosphate

  • Lemon twist for garnish


  • In a mixing glass, express the oils from one lemon peel and then add all ingredients
  • Add ice, stir and strain into chilled Martini glass


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