A different approach to the Stinger-style liquor-plus-liqueur drink. This one touches up vodka with a little orgeat syrup (see the Mai Tai), whose almond notes are supplemented by the cherry-pit flavors of Luxardo’s uniquely funky maraschino liqueur. A subtle and pleasant drink, the Pearlescent also happens to be quite easy on the eye. The name describes it perfectly.

2 1/2 ounces vodka
2 teaspoons orgeat syrup
1 teaspoon Luxardo maraschino liqueur
Lemon peel

Shake viciously (with the lemon peel in the shaker) and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.