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.


Serves 2


  • 4 feijoas
  • 2 tablespoons of syrup
  • 1/2 lime
  • crushed ice
  • 4 ounces of vodka


  1. Scoop the inside of the feijoas  into a blender.
  2. Add the syrup and juice of the lime and blend until smooth.
  3. Strain through a sieve to remove grit.
  4. Shake with a cup of crushed ice and vodka.
  5. Serve in chilled martini glasses.