The pear martini with elderflower liqueur is an incredibly popular cocktail in my family circle. Let me tell you, variations of this cocktail have been obsessed over for years. YEARS. I don’t know what it is or how it started, but the pear martini has remained a staple in the Williams family household for as long as I can remember.
Now, I am a whiskey guy at heart, however, this blog isn’t just about me, it’s mainly about you, really. That said, If I’m drinking a pear martini, I’m drinking this one. For a fruity (but not too sweet) martini, it’s pretty good and really refreshing.
Why Is This the Best Pear Martini?
Because it has a really profound and authentic pear taste.
The famous pear martini consists of pear vodka (Grey Goose La Poire is the best stuff out there), fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and elderflower liqueur. I’ve tried variations that include lime juice in place of lemon juice and ginger liqueur in place of elderflower liqueur, but this is my personal favorite variation.
Simple Syrup Is a Must
I use simple syrup (sugar water) in a lot of my cocktails. It’s a clear sugar syrup consisting of equal parts water and sugar, melted on the stove on low heat. It’s a universal cocktail sweetener that easily dissolves in your drink, unlike table sugar. You can buy it everywhere, but it only takes about 10 minutes to make at home.
I highly recommend making up a jar of simple sugar and storing it in the fridge for cocktails such as this. Having simple syrup on hand makes whipping up the pear martini (and many other classics) a breeze.
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Pear Martini with Elderflower Liqueur Recipe
- Prep Time: 5
- Total Time: 5
- Yield: 1 1x
- Category: Cocktail
- Cuisine: American
A simple and refreshing pear martini made with pear vodka, elderflower liqueur, fresh lemon juice, and simple syrup.
- 2 ounces pear vodka (Grey Goose La Poire is the best)
- 1/2 ounce elderflower liqueur
- 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
- 3/4–1 ounce simple syrup
- sliced pear (for garnish)
- Combine all ingredients in a Boston shaker with plenty of ice. Shake or stir vigorously for 15 seconds and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with pear slices and serve.
Start with 3/4 ounces of simple syrup and add more as needed—it’s likely all you need.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 248
- Sugar: 6.6g
- Sodium: 26mg
- Fat: 0.2g
- Saturated Fat: 0.2g
- Carbohydrates: 30.4g
- Fiber: 0.1g
- Protein: 0.2g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Keywords: pear martini
I love this! I’m out of Prosecco, was sad, then found this recipe. Made a quick simple syrup, had lemons, one of my favorites!
I found this a bit too sweet, but.with half the amount of simple syrup, it was delicious.
This is wonderful and I am extremely picky!
Hello Shawn! Help! I’m traveling and have no clue what sort of glassware my host has – thinking he does lot have much… and we are 8 people total. Can I make these martinis over the rocks? Or try them up in a rocks glass? Ideas please! PS. What garnish would you use? Cheers and Happy Hols!
Whatever works. Of course a martini glass or coupe glass is best, any glass will do. Sometimes wine glasses could work in a pinch. Straight up is always better – garnish with a pear slice or nothing at all if you prefer.
Oh my goodness….. deliccious! On my second glass… I look forward to enjoying this drink… every night ..
Thank you for sharing this recipe.
I’ve been searching for a great pear martini recipe, so I look forward to trying this. For the lemon juice, do you use fresh squeezed lemon or a pre-bottled lemon juice? If bottled, is there a good brand to use? Thanks!
Fresh squeezed is always so much better, however in a pinch I use RealLemon lemon juice.
I love martinis! And this is the best pear martini ever!!!!! Perfect amount of sour and sweetness and the pear vodka mixed with lemon is amazing.!!!! Im on my 3rd drink!!!
Recipe sounds delicious! I LOVE Pear martinis but due to a recent gluten allergy, I can’t seem to find a bar/restaurant that carries pear infused GF vodka so I decided to infuse my own. Can you tell me how many pears to how many parts of vodka to use & do I need to add anything else? Also, how long do you let it sit for & where does it need to be stored? Thank you:).
I’ve never done this before but if I were you I would try this: https://food52.com/recipes/14346-pear-infused-vodka No need to store in the fridge – just in a cool place such as basement for 2 weeks.