Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Cocktail #1- A Partridge in a Pear-tini

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails!!!  Sing it with us: "On the first day of cocktails my true love gave to me..."  That's right, it's a Partridge in a Pear-tini!  Get it???  This festive green concoction takes fresh to a whole new level!  You're gonna want to bust our your juicer and make a BIG batch of these babies!!!  But don't worry, they're not TOO healthy!  Merry Christmas!

On Katherine & Flannery: Dresses by Forever 21

Partridge in a Pear-tini

Makes 2

2½ ounces freshly juiced pear
2 ounces vodka
1½ ounces freshly juiced kiwi
1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 ounce Star Anise-Infused Simple Syrup

To a cocktail shaker add ice. Next add all other ingredients and shake. Garnish with a floating star anise and  a thin slice of pear. Imbibe!

Star Anise-Infused Simple Syrup

½ cup sugar
½ cup water
5-6 star anise pods

Combine water, sugar and star anise pods in a medium saucepan. Boil until sugar has dissolved, stirring frequently. Let sit for at least one hour.  Let cool, strain and store in refrigerator.

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