Monday, April 2, 2012

SophistiKat "Drink of the Month"

Your health is the most important factor in your life. With the proper diet and exercise living a long life is possible. The ingredients featured in the this drink are full of antioxidants, have the potential to fight forms of cancer, preventing heart disease, etc.

This month I chose a cocktail that is fitting for not only the healthy SophistiKat but right on point for the month of April. Spring is in full bloom and everyone is ready for Easter, Brunches, and plenty of fun in the sun. .

Here is the Dragon Well Cocktail

1/3 USA Red Anjou pear, cored and coarsely chopped (do not peel)
1-1/4 oz pear vodka, such as Grey Goose La Poire or Absolut Pears
1/2 oz pear liqueur, such as Clear Creek Pear Brandy or Aqua Perfecta Pear Eau de Vie
3/4 oz green tea-infused simple syrup (see recipe below)
1 oz pear juice, such as Santa Cruz Organic Pear Nectar
Dry Soda-brand Lavender soda
Pomegranate seeds

Green Tea-infused Simple Syrup
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
2 bags green tea

Bring sugar and water to boil in small pot.
Remove from heat and add tea bags.
Cover and let sit for 20 minutes. Strain and chill.

Put pear chunks in shaker and fill half full with ice.
Muddle until pear is broken down
Add pear vodka, pear brandy, green tea syrup and pear juice and top with ice
Shake well until very cold
Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Finish by filling glass with lavender soda and adding 5 or 6 pomegranate seeds.


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