I am a fan of neither white wine nor vodka but that didn’t stop me from mainlining this drink all night long. I actually ended up calling into work the next day and topped it off with a walk of shame home after spooning Merle, the mini Australian Shepherd, in Kyle’s guest bedroom.
This year, after lots and lots of
heavy drinking test runs, Chris has perfected the recipe. It will throw you around the room, but in a good way. Serve this up at your next holiday party… or Thursday morning.
serves 8-12 (or possibly 1-2, depending on how fun your friends are)
- 5 – 740 ml bottles pinot grigio
- 4 red pears, sliced
- 4 green pears, sliced
- 4 sprigs rosemary
- 32 ounces pear juice drink
- 16 ounces apple juice
- 1 cup pear vodka
- 12 ounces fresh cranberries
In a very large bowl or pitcher, but one that can fit in your refrigerator, combine all the ingredients. Plan to make this a day in advance so the flavors really blend.
Serve over ice. Garnish with a little rosemary or frozen cranberries. Don’t use frozen ones in the actual mix, as it will water it down. Although, the frozen ones would be a cute and simultaneously cooling garnish.