Pear-Basil Sipper

Southern Living
Pear-Basil SipperRecipe
Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Buffy Hargett
The refreshing combination of muddled fresh basil and sweet pear-flavored vodka and nectar can't be beat. Pear-Basil Sipper is the "pearfect" pick for holiday entertaining or even a summertime libation.
Makes 1 serving


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3 fresh basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 cup crushed ice
4 tablespoons pear nectar
3 tablespoons pear-flavored vodka
3 tablespoons lemon-lime soft drink
Garnish: fresh basil sprig, pear slice (optional)


Hands-on: 5 Minutes
Total: 5 Minutes

Muddle basil leaves and sugar in a cocktail shaker. Add crushed ice, pear nectar, and pear-flavored vodka. Cover with lid, and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled (about 30 seconds). Pour into a glass, and top with lemon-lime soft drink. Garnish, if desired.

Created date

November 2011