The Buddhalicious also comes from Barton G. in Los Angeles and stars pear-infused vodka, lychee and cranberry juice, served with a pop of nitrogenized pear vodka.
- 9 ounces pear vodka (6 popsicles or 12 cubes)
- 3 ounces soda water
- 2 ounces pear vodka
- 1 1/2 ounces fresh lychee, puréed
- 3 ounces cranberry juice
For the Nitro Vodka Pop:
Combine nine ounces of pear vodka and soda water, and freeze in Popsicle molds with sticks (or an ice cube tray). Deep freeze in a nitrogen bath. When frozen solid, remove ice from the molds and store with dry ice until ready to use. Just before serving, float the Popsicle in a nitrogen bath for 30 seconds.
In a cocktail shaker, add the remaining vodka, lychee purée and cranberry juice. Add ice, shake well and strain into a chilled oversized martini glass. To serve, pull a Popsicle from the nitrogen bath, and stir into the martini. For a stronger martini, allow the Popsicle to melt completely.
Important: Wait for the smoke to clear before sipping!