Pear Martini

 

Christmas Cocktails

The above photo shows the ingredients for 3 drinks.  The pear martini ingredients are to the right of the photo:

  • Absolut Pear Vodka–2 parts
  • Elderflower Liqueur–1 part
  • Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic–to taste
  • Candied Pear Slice–1 per drink
  • Agave Nectar and additional Elderflower Liqueur for candying the pears

Method for candying the pear slices:

  • Quarter a pear lengthwise and remove the core.
  • Thinly slice each piece of pear lengthwise.
  • Place pear slices in a sauce pan along with enough Elderflower Liqueur to just cover the pears.
  • Add enough Agave nectar for your level of sweetness–I added 1 teaspoon.
  • Simmer on low heat until the pears become translucent.
  • Store the candied pear slices with their liquid in a glass container.  Place container in fridge until use.  The pears will store well for at least six months.

Preparing the drink:

  • Place candied pear slice in a coupe or traditional martini glass.
  • Fill the martini shaker with ice half-way.
  • Add Vodka and Liqueur to shaker.  Shake vigorously.
  • Pour over the pear slice and add tonic water.

I first had a pear martini at Bartlett’s in Austin, Texas.  I was inspired to make my own version.  They are both delicious.  I really enjoy eating the pear slice when the drink is finished.

My husband served this for Christmas and called it “Partridge In A Pear Tree.”

 

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