Who doesn’t love a martini? They are one of our favorite drinks! With so many flavors to choose from, all of which are seemingly and completely refreshing, martinis will always be a great go-to cocktail to celebrate with.
This week we are featuring the French Pear Martini. Pears are so crisp and sweet and this drink is ideal for any summer to fall function. They are easy to make and will be sure to have your guests going back for more.
Ingredients you will need:
- Elderflower Liqueur (we recommend St-Germain, but any will do)
- Pear Vodka (we recommend Grey Goose Pear)
- Bar Sugar
- Ice Cubes
- Sliced pear for garnish
Also have on hand a dish filled with sugar (to rim the glasses), martini glasses – we love to have ours chilled, a cocktail strainer and a cocktail shaker. Don’t have one? Don’t worry we got you covered and highly recommend this one. Plus, it comes with mugs!
Mix It Up:
Take chilled martini glass and dip it into the sugar to “rim” the glass with it.
Add 1.5 oz. of Elderflower Liqueur and equally 1.5 oz. of Pear Vodka into your shaker and fill it 2/3 full with ice cubes. Shake it up until your shaker appears “frosted”.
Pour through a strainer into the chilled and rimmed martini glasses. Then top with champagne.
Add a slice of pear to garnish and enjoy!
We highly recommend that you serve this with your appetizer selection. This “pairs” great with sliced nutty-flavored cheeses and meats such as dried salami and prosciutto.
Until next time, Cheers!