Delicious pear martini made with amaretto, pear vodka and fresh pear puree. Beautiful martini to serve for a date night or just to relax after a long work week.
Hubs and I went out for a date night a couple of weeks ago…
…oh, for all of you parents are there, “date night” is when those extremely lucky parents get to go out for a night on a town ALONE! Yea, no kids! Just the two of them. Did I mention no kids?!
Alright, back to our date night. We went to see a movie and then tried a piano bar that I’ve head about but never tired. It was nice and the best part was the martini I had. It was a pear martini and it was so tasty! I noticed in their description of the drink that they added amaretto and fresh pear juice. Of course, they don’t give out their recipe so I decided to recreate it myself. I think mine came out even better because I used pear vodka in addition to regular vodka and I used a weak simple syrup. I tried making it with a regular simple syrup but it was way too sweet and pear flavor gets less pronounced. So I cut the sugar way down and it was awesome!
- 1 oz amaretto
- 3/4 oz pear vodka
- 3/4 oz vodka
- 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 3 Tbsp fresh pear puree
- 3 oz weak simple syrup
- Slice of pear for garlish
- To make pear puree, I use the the star grater. (You know, it's one of those that pokes out, start shaped and very sharp.) It creates super fine flakes and that's why I love using it for a quick puree of apples, pears or other fruit. Just watch your hands, it's really sharp!
- For weak simple syrup: combine 3 oz warm water with 3 tsp sugar and stir until sugar is melted.
- Combine amaretto, vodka, lemon juice, pear puree and simple syrup in a shaker with a couple of ice cubes. Shake well.
- Pour into a martini glass through a fine strainer to catch most of the pulp.
- *Note: If you like pulp, you don't need to pour this martini through a strainer.
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