Recipe by Kitchen Witch Steph
This recipe is a variation of the famed New Orleans Sazerac that many claim was the first drink to be dubbed a cocktail. The traditional rye whiskey has been replace with pear vodka. I found this in an April 2007 Washington Post and have yet to try it.
- 1⁄2 ounce anise-flavored liqueur (such as Pernod, or other pastis or absinthe)
- 2 ounces pear vodka (recommended Grey Goose La Poire)
- 1⁄2 ounce simple syrup
- 3 dashes Angostura bitters
- 1 pear, wedge for garnish
Directions See How It's Made
- Place an ice cube in a martini glass and add the anise-flavored liqueur.
- Swirls to coat the glass let stand to chill for a few minutes.
- Meanwhile, fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Add the pear vodka, simple syrup and bitters, stirring vigorously.
- Empty the ice and liqueur from the glass.
- Strain pear vodka mixture into the coated martini glass.
- Garnish with the pear wedge.