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Category: Drinks

Pearfect Asian

Pearfect Asian
Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

After last-minute shopping at two malls and a side trip to find wrapping paper only to come home and discover you've run out of Scotch tape, nothing makes the holidays happier than a good stiff drink. It's even better if ... Read more

Total time: 8 minutes | Serves 1
Note: Adapted from Lee Hefter, WP24. To make simple syrup, combine equal parts water and sugar in a saucepan and heat until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and cool before using. To make pear puree, peel and core a ripe pear, preferably a Bartlett. Puree the pear in a blender with 1 ounce water. You can add a little lemon juice to keep it from oxidizing. This makes about one-half cup puree.
  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 3/4 ounce pear puree
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • Juice of 1/2 lime (about 3/4 ounce)
  • 1/2 ounce ginger liqueur (Hefter uses Domaine de Canton)
  • Sliced pear, for garnish

Step 1Into a cocktail shaker with ice, pour the vodka, pear puree, simple syrup, lime juice and ginger liqueur. Shake, then strain into a martini glass. Garnish with pear slices.

Each cocktail:
185 calories; 0 protein; 17 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram fiber; 0 fat; 0 cholesterol; 14 grams sugar; 2 mg. sodium.
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