Blissful Pear Martini

by Marla on July 19, 2013 · 28 comments

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Pear Martinis. Yes, they are blissful and I probably don’t need to explain why. If you are a pear lover that is. This cocktail  is a true taste of summer!

I had my first experience with a drink like this at the New Sheridan Chop House here in Telluride, CO.

Now it is my favorite…but do not fear. I still have flings with bourbon.

Blissful Pear Martini | FamilyFreshCooking.com

If you are looking for a crisp, cool, kinda sweet (but not too sweet ) cocktail then this might become your favorite too.

Martini glasses are very elegant but rather silly when you are a smidge tipsy, dont’cha think?

Blissful Pear Martini | FamilyFreshCooking.com

They are kinda tricky to balance without spilling. Maybe it keeps one from drinking too much. Hmmmmmm?

Blissful Pear Martini | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Anywhoos…they are pretty to hold and made even tastier with Grey Goose La Poire Vodka.

Blissful Pear Martini | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Don’t worry…if it is tricky to find Le Poire, plain vodka will do ya just fine.

Blissful Pear Martini | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Next time you have a cocktail party, I highly recommend these martinis.

Pear finely balanced with a twist of lemon, a splash of sparkling water (or sparkling pear water)…and of course the booze.

Blissful Pear Martini | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Besides it is super fun to blast music and shake a cocktail shaker to the rhythm some great tunes. Ya think? Sure!

My pal Corey from Butcher & Baker posted this on Facebook last night….give a listen….

Enjoy!

Blissful Pear Martini

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Yield: 1 Pear Martini

Blissful Pear Martini

Ingredients

Method

  • Rim the edge of a chilled martini glass with water. Add sugar to a bowl. Tilt the glass at a 45 degree angle and roll it in the sugar.
  • Fill a martini shaker with ice. Add the pear juice, vodka and lemon juice. Shake it to combine. Strain into sugar rimmed martini glass. Top with a splash of sparkling water and garnish with pear zest.
  • Notes
  • I have used unflavored Pellegrino and Pear Sparkling Water in this martini. Both are wonderful. The drink is a little less sweet with the unflavored water though.
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1 Averie @ Averie Cooks July 19, 2013 at 6:07 am

Oh my that looks so good, Marla! I bet it goes down soooo easily! The photos are excellent, too. I find shooting martinis very hard. The reflective nature of both the glass and the drink itself cause my camera to get very confused! Thanks for the link, too.

Pinned!

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2 Rachel Cooks July 19, 2013 at 6:36 am

Umm…this looks like my perfect cocktail! Love Grey Goose and anything pear. Beautiful! Have a great weekend, Marla!

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3 Marian (Sweetopia) July 19, 2013 at 6:48 am

Marla, how refreshing and delicious does this look! Mmm!

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4 Rosa July 19, 2013 at 6:50 am

Blissful indeed! A cocktail I’d enjoy anytime.

Cheers,

Rosa

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5 danielle July 19, 2013 at 7:32 am

Sounds delicious and refreshing. I have stemless martini glasses, I love them!

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6 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) July 19, 2013 at 7:41 am

Love Grey Goose – I have yet to have the pear – now I want this! Happy Weekend :)

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7 Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective July 19, 2013 at 7:43 am

Sounds heavenly!

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8 Aimee @ Simple Bites July 19, 2013 at 8:20 am

I haven’t tried pear vodka but now I must. TGIF, Marla!

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9 Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen July 19, 2013 at 8:23 am

Beautiful cocktail, Marla! I just adore lemon and pear together. Mmm. Gorgeous styling and photography as always. Pinning! xo

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10 Jenny Flake July 19, 2013 at 8:47 am

So pretty Marla!!!

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11 Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig July 19, 2013 at 8:59 am

This sounds blissful and delightful!!

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12 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts July 19, 2013 at 10:03 am

There was a restaurant we used to go to in Iowa that had the best Pear Martini’s. Not sure why I never thought to make them at home!!

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13 Heather Christo July 19, 2013 at 10:29 am

I will have to try this- I love pear! very pretty marla!

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14 Carla @ Carlas Confections July 19, 2013 at 10:30 am

Goodness gracious! I am in love with this! It is gorgeous!

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15 Shanna@ pineapple and coconut July 19, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Your photos are stunning!! And I agree I love a good martini, especially a sweet one but the glasses are a bit cumbersome. Especially when filled to the brim as soon as you lift to sip you spill ( or at least I do) some of the drink! I prefer cocktails in mason jars with handles. Something sturdy!! The pear sounds delicious. I will have to try this!

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16 zerrin July 19, 2013 at 1:45 pm

The pictures here are enough to make me feel in a party! Sounds so delightful!

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17 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking July 19, 2013 at 2:47 pm

It’s almost five o’clock here and I feel like toasting with one of these amazing martinis! Great recipe, Marla!

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18 Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today July 20, 2013 at 6:20 am

Martini is my favorite stronger alcohol. I like it on rocks, but it must be delicious with a pear.

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19 Jen @ Savory Simple July 20, 2013 at 8:20 am

Is it bad that it’s not even noon yet and I really want this?

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20 Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 20, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Mmm, yes please. I need one!

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21 Julie @ Table for Two July 21, 2013 at 8:26 am

delicious!! totally need this in my life right now!

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22 Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe July 22, 2013 at 10:39 am

Yum! I love the flavor of pear and this cocktail looks magical. I am going to try my darndest to find pear vodka!

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23 Jenna July 22, 2013 at 11:13 am

What a stunning martini!! Love the pear flavor

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24 Nessa July 23, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Beautiful pics! This looks great :)

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25 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies July 26, 2013 at 6:18 pm

I totally believe that these are blissful! Beautiful photos too. :)

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26 Nutmeg nanny July 27, 2013 at 6:27 pm

How lovely :) This martini looks heavenly!

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27 Ashley@BakerbyNature July 29, 2013 at 3:53 am

It’s Monday morning and only 6:52 am and um, I’m ready for one of these! Gorgeous!

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28 Marla July 29, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Ha! I know the feeling ;)

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