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Sugar Baby

  • SERVINGS: makes 2 dozen drinks
  • MAKE-AHEAD

The Sam Bar • Houston

The Sam Bar is located in the Sam Houston Hotel, where a 1920s sign still advertises two-dollar lodgings.

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  1. 1 pound fresh pineapple cubes
  2. 2 vanilla beans, split
  3. 2 cinnamon sticks, broken up
  4. 1 liter vodka
  5. Ice
  6. About 1 1/2 liters chilled Sprite
  1. In a large nonmetallic container, combine all of the ingredients except the ice and Sprite. Mash the pineapple and vanilla beans. Cover and refrigerate for 5 to 7 days. Strain the infused vodka into ice-filled highball glasses and top with the Sprite.