I've had the pleasure of ordering a delicate yet sweet and floral tasting martini that pairs together two great spirits, pear flavored vodka and St. Germain Elderflower liqueur.
This popular cocktail is found on bar menus as a French Pear Martini. When I see it offered I always order it. At home, my twist on this new found cocktail favorite is called an Elderflower Peartini.
I'm a big fan of St. Germain Elderflower liqueur. While it is a bit on the pricey side it lasts a long time and adds the perfect floral notes to any cocktail.
I happened to pick up a gift set of six 50 ml bottles of Grey Goose flavored vodkas when I was at the grocery store liquor department last. I was thinking the flavors would all pair well with elderflower liqueur. So far so good. This particular gift set featured melon, cherry, pear, orange and citron flavored vodkas. I'm not one to purchase an entire bottle of one particular flavor so this gift set was the perfect way to experiment.
I like an afternoon cocktail every once in a while. I don't drink a lot of mixed drinks and we certainly don't have a full bar in our home. We keep our liquor cabinet simply stocked with the basics.
For this cocktail I picked up a bottle of pear nectar in the juice aisle of the grocery store. I prefer my cocktails a bit on the tart side so I also picked up a bottle of Nelly & Joe's key lime juice for this recipe. Fresh lime or lemon juice would also work well in this recipe.
My Elderflower Peartini makes the perfect spring martini. Will you give it a try? Be sure to check out the rest of my cocktails featuring St. Germain Elderflower liqueur.
Elderflower Peartini aka French Pear Martini
Serves 1. Total time: 5 minutes. Printable recipe
- 1 ounce pear flavored vodka
- 1 ounce elderflower liqueur
- 3 ounces pear juice
- 1 tablespoon key lime juice
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Poor in the vodka, elderflower liqueur, pear and key lime juices. Shake well and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with a slice of fresh pear.