Thursday, October 13, 2011

SHAKE IT UP WITH A PEAR MARTINI

Skinny margaritas are my favorite summer libation but with the change of season I like to shake it up with a new fall cocktail.  The Pear Martini is light and refreshing and the addition of fresh ginger gives the drink just the right kick. Enjoy!


Recipe: Ginger Pear Martini

Ingredients

  • 1 Inch Piece of Ginger (cut to small pieces)
  • 1/4 of Pear (cut to small pieces)
  • 1 1/2 Ounce Patron Silver Tequila
  • 1/2 Ounce Cointreau
  • Juice of One Lime

Instructions

  1. Add ginger and pear pieces to a cocktail shaker and muddle until everything is thoroughly mashed.
  2. Add tequila, Cointreau and lime juice to the mixture.
  3. Add ice.
  4. Cover the shaker and shake vigorously.
  5. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a wedge of pear.

20 comments:

Splendid Sass said...

Will have to try this, Barbara. Love pear and ginger.
Teresa
xoxo

The enchanted home said...

Had my first peartini at a dinner about a month ago and it was heavenly!~ Thanks for including the yummy recipe.

Kelly said...

Soudns delightful! If only happy hour started at 10 am... :)

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Yum! I will have to try this. I just went to a martini party. They had all kinds, but not a pear.

Britt @ Dreamy Spaces said...

Pear martini! Yum! So saving this recipe!! Know what I will be shaking up this weekend! :) Very lovely blog. Now I am your newest follower! :) Thanks very much for stopping by my blog/ following!!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I'm not much of a drinker but this sounds lightweight and almost refreshing :)
I have a girlfriend who will love this recipe!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Sounds delightful!! Printing this one off! xo

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CDS said...

Yum! My oh my I love a good martini! Cheers!

The Southern Housewife said...

That sounds like an amazing drink! I love love love pear anything. :) Thanks for the recipe!

The Southern Housewife said...

PS. Does it count as a fruit serving? ;)

classic • casual • home said...

Yum! I had a poached pear and gorgonzola salad today for my birthday...at the Newport Harbor yacht club on the water...it was a warm day and pretty. Your martini would have been a highlight!

Barbara@HausDesign said...

Pear, ginger and lime? Sounds like something I need to try...:)

designchic said...

Never tried a peartini, but it sounds like a must!!

Britt @ Dreamy Spaces said...

Could not agree more! Most def need a little bling now and again! :) Have a lovely weekend!

A BRIT GREEK said...

Oh yes please! It's Friday night already over here, might have to make this tomorrow night!

Have a lovely weekend!
x.o.x.o

Cindy Albert said...

Yummy, I can't wait to try one.

Happy Friday.

Karena said...

Oh yum Barbara, I just purchased a bag of pears at Trader Jo's yesterday!

Oh, I have a Dezigner Pillows Giveaway; I hope you will join in!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Punctuation Mark said...

delicious!!! hope you're having a nice one!

red ticking said...

sounds delicious barbara... i was at a dinner party at jeannie's last night and wondered if your ears were burning... i had to tell the tale of the tate's cookie platter and we all drooled over your apple tart tatin recipe! hope you had a great weekend.. xx

Splendid Market said...

um, yum. I am on the couch in pj's and robe, exhausted, yet tempted to try to whip up one of these drinks.