A Patridge in a Peartini

December 25th, Christmas Day, is in the rear view mirror. But if your situation resembles mine, family still lingers around the house, making cocktailing extremely high on the priority list. Just behind (or in front of?) cleaning out the fridge and pantry with my mom’s help.  Tomorrow, we hit the bar. Seriously. And yes, she is for hire.

Today we begin our salute to the Twelve Days of Christmas, Thirsty Jane style. Instead of a Partridge in a Pear Tree from your true love, you get a Peartini from Thirsty Jane.  Enjoy and check out tomorrow’s blog for Two Turtle Cups and a little history, and controversy, surrounding the Twelves Days of Christmas.


1/4 ripe pear, peeled, cored and chopped

2 ounces vodka

1/2 ounce pear brandy

1 dash lemon bitter

Muddle pear in a cocktail shaker. Add remaining ingredients and ice and shake. Strain into a cocktail glass. (I strained through a fine mesh sieve to get a clear drink). Garnish with a pear slice.


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