French Pear Martini

French Pear Martini
S&C Design Studios
  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)

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

  • 1 1/2 ounces elderflower liqueur (St. Germain)
  • 1 1/2 ounce ​pear vodka
  • 1​ ounce Champagne
  • Garnish: superfine sugar (for rim)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. If you like, rim a cocktail glass with superfine sugar. Use a lemon or lime 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. Strain into the prepared glass.

  5. Top with Champagne.

  6. 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.