Tahitian Vanilla Pear Cocktail
Makes 2 drinks.
8 oz pear juice – We simply sliced up 2 pears and gave them a good spin in the food processor. Then, we strained out the pulp with a fine sieve.
3 oz vodka
seeds scraped from 1” of a Tahitian vanilla bean
Tahitian vanilla sugar, for rim
pear slice for garnish
2 cups ice, divided
First, prep your glasses. Wet the rims with pear juice or water, and dip in homemade Tahitian vanilla sugar. Add ice to the empty glasses.
Next, it’s mixin’ time! Combine pear juice and vodka in a shaker.
With a sharp paring knife, split 1” of the vanilla bean lengthwise and with the back of the knife, scrape out the vanilla seeds, or caviar, into the shaker.
Add 1 cup of ice, cap your shaker, and give it a hearty shake, then strain into cocktail glasses.
Garnish with a thin slice of pear and serve.
Happy New Year!