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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Pear Infusion!

Infused vodka is something people have been doing for sometime now but, it really has not gotten as big as it is until as of late. Now most any bar you go to has several flavors of infused vodka. In some cases they do it themselves. One of my favorite flavors is the Absolute Pear infused vodka. Pear is one of those flavors that is light and subtle and never really overwhelms your taste buds. Also keep in mind Pear matches nicely with Ginger as I pointed out in a previous article here.

Recently I was at Jonathan Pasco's Restaurant in East Windsor, CT. Be sure if you are ever in the area to check this place out. Aside from the friendly staff and great food the place has history. Even better it is well known to be haunted by the ghost of Captain Jonathan Pasco and his family. Captain Pasco, a Revolutionary War Captain who fought under then General George Washington in the battle of Trenton. The battle best known for when Washington crossed the Delaware River on Christmas morning. I digress... The head bartender had a homemade batch of pear vodka sitting in the infusion jar. When I asked what they where going to make with it they didn't have a lot of ideas aside from chilling and serving it straight up as a martini which works just fine. However just in case they wanted a few more ideas I told them I would have a few this week. True to my word here are my thoughts on a few tasty pear concoctions. Feel free to garnish any one of these with a slice of infused pear for good measure.

Baren Pear Shake-Up
1/4 oz. - Barenjager
2 oz. - Pear Vodka
2 Splashes - Ginger Ale
1/2 oz. Fresh Lime juice

Simple Pear Martini

2 oz. - Pear Vodka
1 oz. - Pear Nectar
Splash of Grapefruit juice
Squeeze of fresh Lime
Shake over ice Strain into a Martini glass

Desert Pear Martini

3 parts - Pear Vodka
1 part - lemon juice
2 splashes - Simple syrup
1 part - Pomegranate Liqueur
Shake over ice Strain into a Martini glass

Voodoo d'Anjou Cocktail
1 oz - Pear Vodka
3/4 oz - Vanilla Vodka
1/4 oz - Lime juice
Top with Lemon Lime Soda

Hedonism Martini
2 parts - Pear Vodka
1 part - Sweet Vermouth
1 part - Lime juice
Shake over ice Strain into a Martini glass


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