Welcome back to the long awaited LYK summer series, Relaxation Station with the Mix Master, Pearl. For the first installment of the crafty cocktails that we will be featuring, please read on for a cocktail filled with pear infused vodka, freshly muddled plum and fresh grated ginger.
At my humble abode there is always one tell tale sign that summer is upon us. Its the magical sunny Saturday when I step outside my front door to find a larger than life inflatable island occupying my pool.
This little piece of heaven is the Relaxation Station. It is not just a “raft”, it is the scene of my summer, a meeting place for my friends, and most importantly the inspiration for my summer cocktails. Because after/during these long hot summer days of sunbathing, a refreshing drink is well deserved.
To kick-off my summer I brought some new flavors to my bar, spent some time perfectly proportioning the ingredients like a mad scientist in a lab, and concocted sweet and spicy libation.
Its a tangy cocktail that gets its kick form some fresh ginger, but remains harmoniously balanced by its pear and plum complements. Simple to make, easy to enjoy, sure to refresh.
Plum Pear Zinger
Ingredients (Serves 4)
2 plums diced
6-8 oz of Pear Vodka
1/2-1 oz of St. Germain (more if you like it sweeter, less if not)
1 tsp grated ginger
2 cups lime sparkling water
Muddle the plum, ginger, and St. Germain in a cocktail shaker.
Add Pear Vodka and give it a good shake.
Strain over a cup of ice and add the lime sparkling water.
ENJOY in the sunshine with friends.