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Fresh Pear Cocktail

Photo: Raymond Hom; Styling: Pamela Duncan Silver
Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 10 mins
Yield Serves 2
The philosophy at Rouge Tomate, a health-mindful restaurant with locations in New York and Brussels, is guided by seasonal ingredients and bright flavors. Beverage Director Pascaline Lepeltier shares this delicious cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium Bosc pear
  • 2 tablespoons citrus-infused vodka
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup (or sugar syrup)
  • 3 tablespoons har apple cider or cidre doux
  • Pear slices (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 131
  • fat 0.1 g
  • satfat 0 g
  • monofat 0 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 0.4 g
  • carbohydrate 24.4 g
  • fiber 0.3 g
  • cholesterol 0 mg
  • iron 0.2 mg
  • sodium 2 mg
  • calcium 10 mg

How to Make It

  1. Shred pear; place shredded pear pulp on several layers of cheesecloth. Gather edges of cheesecloth together, and squeeze over a glass measuring cup to yield 1/3 cup fresh pear juice. Discard solids. Combine pear juice, vodka, pomegranate juice, lime juice, and agave syrup in a martini shaker with ice; shake. Strain about 3 tablespoons of the vodka mixture into each of 2 martini glasses. Top each serving with 1 1/2 tablespoons cider. Garnish with pear slices, if desired.

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Also appeared in: Cooking Light, October, 2010;