Recipes and Me

Friday, May 18, 2012

Who’s Ready for a Cocktail?

Oh good cocktail, the love affair you and I have.  But not just any cocktail will do.  Yes, even cocktails have seasonal personalities.  When spring and summer come around and daydreams of what vacations might be taken start to enter the mind, a great cocktail provides easy access to a mini-vacation of sorts.  Who cares if you’re only lounging on your own patio, hearing those two or three police cars whiz by on the neighboring street, sirens blaring? With a refreshing cocktail in hand and perhaps a friend or two nearby to clink glasses with, it becomes much easier to drown out all that background noise.  And let’s be honest, we’re all desperately in need of a little less background noise in our lives right?

This cocktail is fruity and downright fabulous.  It’s inspired by a cocktail I have sometimes at The Mandarin Oriental when I go to lounge with friends and listen to some great musicians (at a hotel, who knew right?). 

Peach & Pear Pomegrantini
2 martinis

2 shots (3 oz.) peach rum
2 shots (3 oz.) pomegranate juice
¾ cup (6 oz.) pear nectar 
Martini shaker (chilled)
2 small nontoxic flowers (optional)

Pour all 3 liquids into a chilled martini shaker.  Add a nice handful of ice, close the shaker, and shake like you mean it (aka until mixed well).  Pour into two martini glasses and garnish with a couple of small flowers for looks (and that vacationing feeling).

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