It was Auntie Bucksnort's birthday a couple of days ago and we had a short email exchange. She left me a short recipe that I plan to try this weekend. She says:
I made up a great new drink a few weeks ago at your mom's. I mixed some of her Vanilla Vodka, some Pear Nectar and lots of Sparkling Water (and Ice, of course). Very yummy and you can cut the sweetness with more [sparkling] water. I suppose you could puree and strain Fresh or Canned Pears for it to. Don't know what to call it but it tastes like ambrosia and has quite a kick to it. And I suppose you could use regular vodka and just add some vanilla extract too.
Thank you so much, Auntie! Happy birthday!