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
Andrea, Can I have one of those Christmas gift baskets? 🙂
da bomb. LOVE it.
Absolutely delicious. I will be putting together Christmas gift baskets with all of the ingredients and this recipe. I will be sure to include your website. This is is going to be a hit. Thank you!
Thanks Andrea – I love the idea and thanks for helping spread the word. Cheers!
meant to give it 5 stars.. hit too soon
This is totally my new FAVORITE drink.. omg.. I had 4 of these last night… when normally I am a two wine glass maximum drinker… so so yummy
Haha 4!? Must have been a slow morning.
What is the difference between pear vodka and pear liqueur? Do you have a recipe for the pear vodka. My pears have been harvested and are ready to go?
If I had to guess, pear vodka is a vodka infused with pear flavoring. It will be higher in alcohol. Pear liqueur is not vodka and will likely be sweeter.
Try Pear William. This is a fiery spirit distilled from pears, and definitely not sweet.
I’ll have to check that out.
Pear vodka? Who knew? Hubby brought home a bottle Elderflower liquor all I have is plain vodka. Am a little over the flavored vodkas – I had two 5ths of cucumber vodka that took forever to get rid of! Can plain vodka be used?
For this recipe you REALLY need the pear vodka. It’s pretty delicious and can’t be substituted. I wouldn’t see a whole lot of uses for cucumber vodka haha I can see that getting old. I think you’ll feel differently about this one.
Delicious! Just what I was looking for in a summer cocktail.
My wife is happy. Thanks.
That is very important. Glad I could help 😉
This is delicious ? It’s a new favorite!