Maybe Mae's Clare de Lune cocktail is a celebration of late summer and autumn fruit

An elegant exploration of grape and pear from Nick Corletto.

This drink is one of the Boothby Top 50 Drinks of the Year 2022 — you can see the full Top 50 here.

“The drink is a sum of parts folding across late summer and autumn,” says Maybe Mae bar manager and the creator of this drink, Nick Corletto. “Grapes harvested late season for pisco production, William pears going through their peak in autumn as well as quinces; the orchard fruits lining up will with crisp and mellow acidity and poise. This drink is more of a narrative of provenance and seasonality, and showcasing the elegance of that wedge of the season.”

Nick Corletto at Maybe Mae in Adelaide. Photo: Supplied
Nick Corletto at Maybe Mae in Adelaide. Photo: Supplied

Clare de Lune


  • 22.5ml Pucara Pisco Quebranta
  • 20ml Lillet Blanc
  • 7.5ml quince eau de vie
  • 20ml clarified pear juice, acidulated
  • 7.5ml vanilla syrup


  1. Combine ingredients and stir down over ice, strain into a chilled Nick & Nora.
  2. Garnish with Jasmine tea oil.

Recipe by Nick Corletto, Maybe Mae, Adelaide.

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