Sunday, June 7, 2015

Pear Martini

Try Pear Martinis at your next brunch for something different. A drink that has a delicate fresh taste.

  • 1 1/2 ounces pear vodka
  • 1  ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 ounce pear puree
  • pear slice for garnish
  • cheese cube for garnish

Mix together and shake over ice.
Strain into a cocktail glass.
Garnish with pear and cheese.

You can buy pear flavored vodka and pear puree, but it is easy to make your own.
For a non-alcoholic version replace vodka with pear nectar.

Pear Vodka
  • 6 pears, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 fifth vodka
Pour vodka over pears.
Store in refrigerator for one week.
Shake occasionally.
Strain and discard solids.

Pear Puree
  • 2 cups pears, peeled and cored
  • 1/2 cup water 
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
Mix together in a medium sauce pot.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and cook 2 minutes or until tender.
Puree in blender.
Store in refrigerator.
Freeze for longer storage.

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