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VANILLA, PEAR AND VODKA COCKTAIL RECIPE
This vanilla pear vodka cocktail is smoothly sweet and uses either frozen pears or pear juice and super healthy vanilla beans to make a really yummy drink. Pears are the base of most juices due to their neutral, sweet and abundant juice! This will be a big hit at your next party, and cool you down in the summer. Vodka is recommended as a healthier alcohol due to fewer sugar and calories, but remember to enjoy responsibly, or you’ll need a bunch of green smoothies in the morning to pick you back up! The frozen pears or ice in this will be rapidly pulverized into a frozen drink consistency with a Vitamix or Blendtec blender.
- 12 ounces 1.5 cups pear juice or frozen pears
- 6 ounces vodka
- 1/2 vanilla bean seeds scraped or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Vanilla sugar for rim (optional)
- 1 cup ice plus more to serve over*
Place all ingredients into your blender jar in order listed and secure lid.
For Vitamix: Turn on and slowing increase from variable #1 to 10/High for 45 seconds. Use tamper to press the ingredients into the blades, if necessary.
For Blendtec: Run ICE CRUSH cycle or Use Manual Speed 4. Stop and push ingredients in towards the blade if necessary when using frozen pears and repeat.
Pour into sugar rimmed glasses and serve cold!
All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes
HEALTH BENEFITS & FUN FACTS
A single medium-sized pear is packed with fiber, potassium, and Vitamin C. Abundant dietary fiber keeps you bloat-free and regulates your blood sugar levels, too. Fiber also helps the body to absorb vitamins and minerals that it otherwise wouldn’t be able to break down. Pears are also high in potassium, a mineral that helps your heart and will aid in muscle recovery after a workout, in addition to vitamin C, which will keep your immune system strong. Vitamin K and vitamin A are also abundant in pears and protect your bones, eyes, and fight off free radicals.