How-To: The Stodtini

FYI- This post was written back in December, but for various reasons never made it onto the blog until now. W is back from her Asia travels, and I’ve been putzing around home, work, and taking care of our little Nugget. Since this was supposed to go up a few months ago and it is almost spring (but still cold as heck from this never ending winter), the drink of Winter 2013 is now the drink of Spring 2014!

darwindiscovered_stodtini-1Happy Spring! As you dream about the warm weather, how about a nice refreshing drink recipe to help you through this miserably long polar vortex winter? This past winter was a special time for me, finally finishing grad school after a long 2.5 years of work, school, and nothing else. So, in honor of the impending spring season, and my classmate Kate – who also graduated – I present to you DarwinDiscovered’s Drink of the Season, Spring 2014: The Stod-tini! It’s simple, it’s classy, and it’s delicious – so you can spend more quality time with those you care about, and less time worrying about what to drink.

What you’ll need:

  • St. Germain Elderflower Liquor
  • a Pear-flavored vodka of your choice (or infuse your own, like we did)
  • club soda

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darwindiscovered_stodtini-4Directions:
In a shaker, add two ounces of St. Germain to two ounces of vodka with some ice. Shake, pour into a martini glass and top it off with some club soda. Garnish with a slice of pear (optional). Stir, and enjoy!

That’s it! Some of you might think this is a “French Pear Martini” but Kate says save the champagne for the toast, and I wholeheartedly agree. W and I will be making this for our friends this spring – we hope you will too! And try it with different flavors!

Enjoy!

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