Posted by on Dec 21, 2015 in Entertaining, Holidays & Celebrations, Recipes | 1 comment

Pear Cocktail, Anyone?

It’s time to celebrate in style with a cocktail that’s just right for the season! If you’re from Oregon, you’ll know that the most beautiful Royal Riviera® Pears grow right here in the Rogue Valley, and can be used in dozens of recipes. Now Sandy Coughlin, author of The Reluctant Entertainer, brings us a new one in the form of a Pear Martini cocktail. In many places, the pear symbolizes grace, nobility, prosperity, and comfort. Combine these virtues together with a gathering of your favorite friends and your favorite foods, and serve a delicious Pear Martini Cocktail to get the party started. Garnish your martini with a sliver of pear, and a few bright red pomegranate seeds that sink to the bottom of the glass for a burst of color and flavor. The ingredients for this pear martini are simple, and prep time is next to nothing. Just follow the recipe below!

Pear Martini Recipe

Pear Martini

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces pear vodka
  • 3 ounces St. Germain
  • 1 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 pear, sliced

Instructions

  1. Place martini glass in the freezer for 10 minutes to chill
  2. Measure St. Germain, pear vodka, lemon juice and Angostura bitters into a mixing glass
  3. Add ice and stir for 30 seconds
  4. Strain the mixture into the chilled martini glass
  5. Garnish glass with pomegranate seeds and sliced pear
  6. Serve and Enjoy!