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


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


  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!

When Sandy Coughlin started blogging in 2006, she set out to write about the missing art of hospitality in our culture. She had recognized a great need for people to connect and escape their isolation and loneliness, so she jumped in with Reluctant Entertain to help. Visit for simple entertaining ideas, dinner party tips, and ways to reach out and grow your hospitality.

1 Comment

  1. I had a pear martini awhile back and it was SO good! I have been looking for a recipe and can’t wait to give this a try.

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