Friday, May 23, 2014

The Pear-tini

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School's out!

We (moms) are ready to Party! 

Make this yummy yum drink!



Summer.   Long lazy days.  Pool time.  Don't set the alarm clock.  Travel.  Movies.  Fun Cocktails!  For me, not the kids.  Yea, I'm ready for it.  If you are too - make this!

Pear-tini!

So, the story on this drink goes something like this… I just had my daughter.  She was a few months old and I found a drink recipe that looked soooo good!  Now, since I had been cocktail free for like a year I asked BP (my sweet husband) to go get the goods to make this drink.  He did it.  Bless his heart.  Then, on some unassuming weekend he made the drink I was so craving… and... I hated it.  Like it was so bad.  Way to much alcohol taste in it - I couldn't stand it.   Yes, I know, One Picky Chick!  Anyways, I didn't have the heart to toss it because he went through a lot of trouble to make the dog gone thing!  I put it in the fridge overnight.  The next day it occurred to me that I had an uber ripe organic pear in the fridge since I had begun feeding it to my daughter.  So I had an idea… why don't we mush that puppy up and throw it in the drink.  Add some ice, shake it, put some sugar on the rim, add some more ice and try it again.  Voila.  I was on to something.

So began my notion:  you HAVE to have fresh ingredients in order to take a cocktail from good (or in this case - just okay) to great!!!

I like to serve this drink in the Spring or early Summer.  For some reason, late mid to summer always just screams MARGARITA to me.  Yes, I know, I'm weird.  I truly do eat, drink, decorate and live my life according to the season.  It's kinda like the people who store their coats and boots for the winter and vice versa for the summer with their bikinis and shorts.  No one looks at them cross eyed!  Anyways, BP made this for me as my special Mother's Day time out.

Let's get started.

For one drink, you'll need:
Pear, that's pretty ripe, use almost half  - plus thin, pretty slices as a garnish
1 1/2 oz Grey Goose La Poire (or you can use normal vodka but this GG takes it up a notch)
3/4 oz Limoncello
3/4 oz Ginger Liqueur - we use Domain De Canton
1/2 oz Simple Syrup or Agave Nectar
1 oz Orange Juice (medium or no pulp)
Pear Sugar (yes, I found this, but you can use whatever type of sugar rimier you want)

Take your glass and use a lime to make the rim of glass wet, then dip into sugar.  Let dry for at least half hour before you fill the glass with ice.
Put pear into shaker and muddle.  Then add all the liquid ingredients and shake vigorously.


Put some ice into the glass that you previously rimmed.  Then pour and garnish!  Yum!


You will love it.  For the record, I only put stand out, kick butt recipes on this little blog o' mine.  I'll explain:  for Easter we had my parents over and made, what I thought was going to be a blog worthy drink.  This Honeydew Melon Martini.  Below.

Honeydew Melon Martini

It was not good enough.  We even used fresh Honeydew in it.  I love Honeydew!  But no.  It was okay… it just didn't pass my "Picky Chick Test!"  Okay, doesn't cut it around here.

This baby, on the other hand, is far above okay.   Make it, you'll love it!


Yep, I am ready for Summer.  Until next week, when I'm ready to send them back to school!





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