|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 7g||10%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||23%|
|Total Carbohydrate 17g||6%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||5%|
|Total Sugars 14g|
|Vitamin C 2mg||10%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
The taste of a well-crafted pear martini is an experience to relish. This French pear martini takes that to a new level of sophistication by adding the sweet, floral taste of elderflower and a touch of sparkle.
The recipe combines two great spirits—pear vodka and St. Germain—and it puts them together in a beautiful way. Add to that a hint of sparkling wine and a delicate cocktail with a very spring-like feel is yours to enjoy and share. Best of all, it is very easy to make and it is perfect for a variety of affairs, from an elegant dinner party to a casual Sunday brunch.
Superfine sugar, for optional rim
Lemon wedge, for optional rim
1 1/2 ounce pear vodka
1 1/2 ounces elderflower liqueur
1 ounce Champagne
Lemon twist, for garnish
Pear slice, for garnish
Gather the ingredients.
If you like, rim a cocktail glass with superfine sugar: Use a lemon wedge to wet the rim, then roll the edge in a small dish filled with superfine sugar.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the elderflower liqueur and pear vodka.
Strain into the prepared glass.
Top with Champagne.
Garnish with a lemon twist and/or pear slice. Serve and enjoy.
- Superfine sugar has a finer grain than standard white sugar, making a more delicate rim. There's no need to hunt it down at the grocery store. You can make superfine sugar from regular sugar with the help of a food processor (a blender will work, too).
- There is a nice variety of pear-flavored vodkas available on the market today. Grey Goose La Poire is one of the best options and a top choice for this martini. You can also find the flavor from Absolut, Breckenridge Distillery, Burnett's, Skyy, Smirnoff, and Wild Roots.
- It's also easy to make your own pear vodka. Choose your favorite vodka and cut up a couple of pears. Combine the two and allow it to infuse for 1 to 3 days until it reaches your ideal flavor.
- If you prefer a DIY project, you can make your own elderflower cordial to use as a substitute for St. Germain.
- You really cannot go wrong with your choice of Champagne—actually, any sparkling wine will make a great drink.
- When reading wine labels, the most important thing to remember is the difference between brut and sec: Brut is dry and sec is sweet. Pouring one or the other will slightly change the tone of the martini.
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