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Happy Hour: The Lucky Pears Faux-jito


A little while back we gave you a sampling of pear vodka and if you haven't tasted it yet, what are you waiting for? Pear vodka is everywhere, it's the vodka to mix in your specialty drinks. Being that St. Patty's is tomorrow I have the perfect green, mint infused cocktail recipe. This is an exclusive concoction being served tomorrow at the St. Patrick's Day celebration at Nurse Bettie in New York City. The drink is an interesting interpretation of a mojito with a blend of the vodka, midori sour, and white grape juice. Sound like a refreshing alternative to drinking beer? Check out the recipe and



The Lucky Pears Faux-jito
From Nurse Bettie

1¾ oz pear vodka (recommended: Absolut)
¼ oz midori liqueur
2 oz white grape juice
½ oz lime juice
4 -6 mint leaves
1 spoonful of (light) brown sugar

  1. Place mint, lime juice, and brown sugar in a large glass.
  2. Muddle to release essence of mint and dissolve sugar.

  3. Fill glass with ice.
  4. In a cocktail shaker combine the vodka, midori, and grape juice. Shake to mix.
  5. Strain into prepared glass. Stir to combine and swirl mint leaves chicly around the glass.

Makes 1 cocktail.

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