It's still darn hot here in Colorado so martinis still feel like the perfect summer sip. In our door-to-door organics box last week we got some yummy pears, and since pears pair so well with cardamom, this martini was born!
This one took a little more preparation, since I needed to make a pear puree. Enter the NutriBullet. Love that thing. We got it free from some neighbors who were moving to Spain and wanted to get rid of just about everything. I happily took it off their hands and can honestly say we use it just about every day!
To make the pear puree
Peel and core one pear (I used a ripe Barlett). Roughly chop and drop into your blender. Add about 1/4 cup water and puree. Add one drop of Cardamom essential oil, more to taste.
How do you like your pears? Comment and share below!!
I love a good chai. There is something about the smooth, creamy, spicy, earthy goodness that soothes my soul. I've had many different varieties and brands in my 37 (sigh) years, but I most recently tried Zhena's Coconut Chai. I mean really, chai and coconut? Two of my favorite things brought together! Why didn't I think of that myself??
Since I've been experimenting with tea-tinis, I thought why not try it with this tea. But unfortunately, it didn't pack the spicy punch I was after. The first chai-tea-tini was a bit flat. So, I went back to the Maharani simple syrup I posted about back in February. That cocktail took a different spin, using rum and fresh lime juice. This one uses that same simple syrup, but the end result is utterly different. If you like creamy desserts and after-dinner cocktails that taste like dessert, this one's for you!
To make the syrup