UncomPEARable Fruit Cocktail
5 ounces (1/2 cup, plus 2 tablespoons) canned fruit cocktail in heavy syrup, puréed (from 15- ounce can)*
Juice of 2 fresh limes
3 ounces (1/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons) pear-flavored premium vodka
2 tablespoons sugar
Pineapple wedges and cherries, for garnish
Do ahead: Purée entire can of fruit cocktail in blender. Transfer purée to a separate bowl/pitcher. Rinse blender bowl and return to the base.
For two cocktail drinks: Add lime juice, vodka and fruit cocktail purée to blender. Add sugar. Fill serving glass with ice, pour ice into blender and repeat adding another glass of ice. Blend well. Pour into cocktail glasses. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and a cherry.
Tip: Try substituting white cranberry juice in the place of vodka for a non-alcoholic treat for the kids to enjoy. Serving glass: 14-ounce cocktail glass (daiquiri/poco grande)
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Calories per drink: 220 calories (based on 80-proof vodka)**
*Note: One 15-ounce can of fruit cocktail in heavy syrup makes 6 cocktails.
** Higher-proof vodka contributes more calories.
Pairs Well With
A wonderfully surprising libation for an endless summer comes from a childhood favorite.