This recipe for a Russian sounding cocktail comes from a website run by Penryn Orchard, a small four-and-a-half-acre family operation based in Placer Country, California. They included this interesting observation about feijoas:
The other day, inspiration struck as I had just gathered an armload of pineapple guavas. I came up with a new drink I am calling the Odessa, after the Black Sea resort, because Russians are crazy about this aromatic fruit, which Georgians used to ship to Moscow in the days of the Soviet Union.
- 4 feijoas
- 2 tablespoons of syrup
- 1/2 lime
- crushed ice
- 4 ounces of vodka
- Scoop the inside of the feijoas into a blender.
- Add the syrup and juice of the lime and blend until smooth.
- Strain through a sieve to remove grit.
- Shake with a cup of crushed ice and vodka.
- Serve in chilled martini glasses.