Trying to find a fun way to dress up your cocktail as the crisp weather of fall creeps in? Try using fresh pears and a simple combination of sweet pear vodka in this Pear Martini recipe to kick off your next cocktail hour!
Happy Hour is calling your name with a Pear Martini
Sometimes you need a break. A chance to sit back with a martini glass in hand to let your stress melt away and remember that your life needs those moments too.
Last night I had 1 million things to do (slight hyperbole). I had worked all day, meetings starting two hours before my shift at the shop and the pre-travel jitters of laundry that needed to be done and a home that needed a proper scrubbing were gnawing at me. I am off to Seattle this weekend to IFBC with my buddy Peabody where we are going to kiss hands and shake some babies as I continue the ever growing hustle that is blogging (who knew? this is work form time to time). This post was unwritten, the weekly email unfinished… All the things.
But, some friends of mine were going to be gathering over a plate of half-priced nachos at the local watering hole and Handsome and I said we would be there. I am learning more and more, all of those things, they can wait. It’s the here and the now and the people you have sitting around you that matter. Those people who make you laugh over the release of the mythical Windows 13. The people who lift you up and push you forward. The people you can have friendly debates with and share sorrow and achievements with. Those people are really what matter.
The laundry and chores will always be there. There will always be an email and a job. There is never going to be an absolutely clean house at the end of the day. But those moments, those memories, they will not be here tomorrow.
I am struggling to maintain a balance as dreams become reality and hard work pays off inch by inch. But I refuse to lose my footing in between it all and hope that I can keep my roots right where they are. Over a round of light cocktails after a long day with good friends.
What Makes a Martini a Martini?
traditionally, a Martini is pretty simple. Gin mixed with Vermouth and a twist of lemon. That has grown to include Vodka recently, and with the expansion of flavored Vodkas, there is now a Martini for any taste preference. I have even had a martini that uses Sake. The Vermouth is omitted in many of these designer martinis, it’s distinctive flavor not mixing as well with the fruit/coffee/creamy concoctions. This Pear Martini does not include Vermouth, but it is served in a Martini glass, and that seems to be the most important factor 😉
Now, for the Pear Martini
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- 1/2 oz Grand Marnier
- 1 oz Pear vodka
- 2 oz pear nectar or organic pear juice
- pear slices and fresh thyme for garnish
- Place ice in a cocktail shaker.
- Add the Grand Marnier and pear vodka to the shaker and close. Shake vigorously to chill.
- Strain the liqueur into a chilled martini glass. Top off with the pear juice.
- Carefully garnish with the pear slices and fresh thyme sprigs.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 365Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 23mgCarbohydrates: 70gFiber: 9gSugar: 44gProtein: 1g
Nutrition information provided is an estimate from nutritionix.com. For specific health concerns, please put the recipe into your Dr recommended nutrition calculator.