I just returned chez nous to find my beloved ready to celebrate my 21st birthday in style. Now that it's legal for me to imbibe, he purchased a bottle of the new French pear-flavored vodka by Grey Goose. We scrambled around for other ingredients that we already had on hand to concoct an original cocktail (exactly like they do in all those fancy-schmancy Michelin 3-star restaurants...) and here's what we came up with! Read on for the recipe.
3 parts Grey Goose La Poire Vodka
1 part Cointreau
2 dark Morello cherries
1 sliver crystalized ginger
1 pear slice
Mix the vodka and Cointreau in a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Place the cherries and crystalized ginger in the bottom of a cocktail glass. Strain the vodka mixture into the glass and garnish with the pear slice.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Posted by Truffaut at 7:32 PM
Bienvenue to Our Paris: Variations on a Theme
Our Paris: Variations on a Theme will be different. The title is deliberate.
"Our" because we are a small family of bloggers--people living, working and playing in the City of Light.
"Paris" because each of us loves Paris above all other cities.
"Variations" because we come from wildly diverse backgrounds and our daily lives, though intersecting, are very different from one another.
"Theme" because, as a group, we are linked in bonds of friendship and adventure that have grown from a common love of Paris and all she has to offer.
We dont' know where this blog will take us. We do know that it will be accurate, interesting, diverse, and above all else, opinionated!
Whether you're dreaming of a "someday" trip to Paris, you're in a panic because your flight is leaving tomorrow morning, or you're reading this on your Blackberry while strolling the avenue des Champs-Elysées, there will be something in this blog for you!
In the coming days, we will introduce ourselves. Those who become loyal readers will see themes emerge and discover the shared interests of our little band of bloggers. Come, join with us on this adventure. Ask us what you want to know about Paris.