French Pear Martini

French Pear Martini

The Spruce / S&C Design Studios

Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
298 Calories
7g Fat
17g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 298
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 86mg 2%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. 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.

  3. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the elderflower liqueur and pear vodka.

  4. Shake well.

  5. Strain into the prepared glass.

  6. Top with Champagne.

  7. Garnish with a lemon twist and/or pear slice. Serve and enjoy.

Tips

How Strong Is the French Pear Martini?

The French pear martini recipe looks sweet and innocent, but all of the ingredients contain alcohol. Though mild, it may not be as weak a drink as you think, mixing up to around 21 percent ABV (42 proof). It is not out of line for fruity vodka martinis, though a few rounds will add up quickly.