A Spiced Pear Martini is a simple but elegant cocktail to serve at your next holiday party.
Entertaining during the holidays can be challenging. When I have a cocktail party, I like to offer drinks that are easy but elegant. My Spiced Pear Martini is just that. It's super simple but makes such a great presentation. The spiced touch of cinnamon and nutmeg blends well with the richness of pear nectar. The recipe can be doubled or triple. So you can easily dole out drinks like a professional bartender in short order!
Pear nectar can be found in the juice section of your grocery store. I like to make sure that all my ingredients are chilled first, so I usually refrigerate the nectar and keep my vodka in the freezer. Because of the alcohol, the vodka doesn’t freeze but gets nice and cold. It’s not necessary to do this but does make for an extra icy drink when served.
I usually pre-slice my pears so they are ready for garnish. A squeeze of lemon juice on the slices will keep them from browning.
If you don’t have a martini shaker, you can make one by placing together two cups of different diameters open end to open end. Or stir the martini in a pitcher with ice.
After you mix your cocktail, strain it into the glass. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg to make this drink pop.