Pecan Ratafia

T'afia, Houston

T'afia makes its ratafias by soaking seasonal fruits, vegetables or herbs in wine and a spirit for anywhere from two weeks to a month. This unusual pecan-flavored drink is one of more than 100 ratafias served here, although only a few are on the menu at any given time.

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  • Servings: Makes 8 drinks

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  • 1 cup toasted pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) crisp white wine
  • Ice

How to make this recipe

  1. In an airtight container, combine the pecans, sugar, vanilla bean, vodka and wine and refrigerate for 1 week, stirring occasionally. Strain the drink into ice-filled rocks glasses.

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