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.
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)
How to Make It
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.
I made these for cocktails before our Thanksgiving dinner. They were perfect. Light fresh and fall tasting. Everyone loved them. I grated the pear and then strained the stuff with a cheesecloth as described. This only took a few minutes. Definitely worth the effort!