Meet Tuyet. Tuyet bartends at Jacks Lounge inside the Portola Hotel & Spa located in downtown Monterey. She loves what she does and is a fabulous mixologist! Mix up one of Tuyet’s recommended Jacks Lounge cocktails and taste a bit of PEARadise with the following fruity recipe.
WHAT YOU NEED
1 1/2 oz. Pear Vodka
3/4 oz. St. Germaine
1 oz. Fresh Pineapple
1/2 oz. Fresh Lime
Shaker & Strainer
HOW YOU MAKE IT
1. Muddle pineapple.
2. Combine all ingredients in martini shaker.
3. Shake well.
4. Strain into martini glass.
5. Garnish with lime wheel.
IS PEARadise AVAILABLE IN JACKS LOUNGE?
“Yes! For $11.”
WHAT MENU ITEM WOULD YOU PAIR THE PEARadise WITH FROM JACKS LOUNGE?
“The Salmon Nicoise Salad because the floral fruitiness of this cocktail pairs well with the crisp bitter greens and the richness of the salmon.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT PEARadise?
“It’s fresh and floral and uses a fun popular spirit, St. Germaine.”
WHAT DO YOU THINK MAKES A COCKTAIL PERFECT?
“Balanced flavor and fresh ingredients.”
ANY TIPS OR TRICKS ABOUT BARTENDING YOU CAN SHARE?
“Always use fresh ingredients and quality spirits. When at home and making a cocktail, be free and think outside the box.”