This is the last post of our vodka party. You can view the other recipes of this series here…
I thought this recipe was fitting for Labor day, since this really is sort of a fall drink and Labor day traditionally marks the end of summer. So while it’s always a bummer to say goodbye to summer, saying hello to fall is awesome! Saying hello to boots and scarves and pumpkin. Hello to cooler weather, but still warm afternoons. Hello to leaves changing. And hello to pear cocktails? Perhaps. Perhaps indeed.
This will be my first fall in Denver. Heck, this will honestly probably be my first fall. And I have been SO looking forward to it. In Southern California, we don’t really do seasons. We do summer. I will admit, I have never seen leaves changes or the colors of fall. I have worn a lot of boots and scarves, but usually for fashion, not necessity.
I’m also going to be honest again, I have never been a pumpkin fan. I’m sorrrryy! Hopefully too many of you didn’t just click away and I still have one or two readers left to hear me out. I love all the other flavors of fall though. Apple, cinnamon, pecan pie, butternut squash. This cocktail, while cool and crisp with the vodka, is still very fall, with the hearty pear and warm cinnamon flavor. It’s a perfect blend for the season’s transition. Refreshing yet cozy. I had a friend tell me last night that every warm day we have left, needs to be fully embraced, because they’re limited. And you guys, I plan to fully embrace, most likely with one of these in my hand! So cheers to what was a great summer, and double cheers to the upcoming fall!
If you remember this post, you’ll notice this recipe looks oddly similar. They’re pretty much the same in fact. You get to enjoy the fresh juice, without all the spending of $200 on a juicer thing. If you already have a juicer, errr, ummm, forget what I said, and use it to whip yourself up some fresh pear juice. Either way, you’re about to be very happy once you get one of these in your hand!
- 2 Tbls warm water
- 1 Tbls sugar
- 1 pear- chopped into chunks,
- 1 can of soda, sparkling or seltzer water
- 2 oz vodka
- dash of cinnamon
- In a blender, add warm water and sugar, blend briefly to combine and dissolve sugar
- Add pear and blend until smooth
- Strain puree through a fine mesh strainer or sieve
- In a cocktail glass add ice, vodka and strained puree
- Top with soda water
- If desired, garnish with a lemon wedge or slice of pear
I’d love to hear, what is your favorite part about fall?