Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Vanilla Pear Cocktail


Back when I hosted my summer kick-off party, I promised you a recipe for a vanilla pear cocktail based on the welcome shots I served that evening. It may have taken me a whole season, but the wait is finally over (and I always think of pears as more of a fall fruit anyway, so let's just say this totally works out).

Oh, and see that fancy faded label box in the picture above? Kristen taught me how to do that - her blog is hilarious, so read on to mix yourself up one of these cocktails and then visit her! I feel so swanky now that I can add this new design element to my photos (especially since I've been using that photo editor for over a year and never figured it out on my own...tech-savvy, I am not!).


Back to the cocktail - don't be scared by the combination of fruit and vanilla...it's not overly sweet, and is pretty refreshing on a crisp fall day, I promise. Plus, fruit is healthy! So that means this is actually good for you, right? Right.


Vanilla Pear Cocktail

Ingredients
* 2 parts pear juice (I got mine at Trader Joe's)
* 1 part vanilla vodka (I used Absolut)
* 1 fresh pear
* Vanilla sugar (optional)

1) For bonus vanilla flavor, rim your glass with vanilla sugar.

2) Mix the pear juice and vodka in a shaker with ice - serve in a tumbler, on the rocks.

3) Thinly slice a pear; float two slices inside the glass, and include one on the rim as garnish.




xoxo
B

Linking up today with our gals EmilyKateJennifer JuniperEmily, Karyn, KristenEmilyMandy, and Mandy.

19 comments :

  1. Yum! This sounds very refreshing!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I very rarely eat pears and every time I finally eat one I'm like why don't I eat them more often - now I can just drink it!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. haha thanks for the shout out girly, you are too sweet! i love the new swankiness, lol. i love pears so much and never eat them because they are so messy but this is perfect because it's basically just eating fruit, right ;) just with a little vodka, lol!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Sounds like an interesting, and yummy cocktail! I love pear so I'm sure I would love this.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I bet this is yummy... pears have such a unique taste.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'm also a pear lover! Gotta give this a try :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Ooh when our new juicer arrives I'm totally throwing a pear in for something new! Great recipe

    ReplyDelete
  8. Sounds really good. I've never heard of vanilla sugar before. Where do you find that?

    ReplyDelete
  9. Yum! This sounds amazing, and I'm really glad that you mentioned it isn't too sweet (that's my hatred in a cocktail). I'm at Trader Joe's an unhealthy amount (to the point that they know me by name, my career, and things I usually grab), and will be on the lookout for pear juice so I can make this! You're totally right - it's healthy, so it NEEDS to be made.
    Great post and pictures!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love Absolut Pear vodka... this looks DELISH!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Yum!! I am normally so boring with my cocktails... I definitely need to become more adventurous!
    www.amemoryofus.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. I am obsessed with anything pear so this sounds delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi, I'm glad I found you through Mandy's Recipe Box! This is a great cocktail! How about adding it to the Food on Friday: Cocktails/Mocktails collection over at Carole's Chatter? Cheers

    ReplyDelete
  14. This sounds yummy!! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for visiting The Sequin Notebook! We LOVE hearing from you :)
xoxo
B & M

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...