$9, Friendly Toast
1 Kendall Sq., Cambridge
In the mix:
1½ ounces Hornitos Reposado tequila
½ ounce St. Germain Elderflower liqueur
1 ounce pear purée
Dash of agave syrup
Finish with equal parts apple juice and homemade sour mix and shake. Top with soda and garnish with a flower and green apple slice.
"You don't have to give up the spirits you love just because it's getting colder out," bar manager Will Yerxa said. "This blends summer and autumn; it's sweet but super seasonal."
Bottom line: Yerxa is right. The margarita is sweet and fruity, but the St. Germain and pear give it substance.
Or try: The warm Cranberry Dew ($9) features whiskey, apple cider, cranberry juice, and honey. Serve at a party — this light take on mulled cider won't put your guests to sleep.