Pear and Elderflower Martini Recipe

Pear and Elderflower Martini Recipe

The pear and elderflower martini 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 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 about you too. 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.

The famous cocktail consists of pear vodka, 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 favorite variation. The result is a very simple, crisp and refreshing pear martini with simple ingredients.

I use simple syrup (sugar water) in a lot of cocktails. It’s a clear sugar syrup consisting of equal parts water and sugar, melted on the stove. It’s a fool proof cocktail sweetener that easily dissolves in your drink, unlike table sugar. I highly recommend making up a jar of it and storing in the fridge for cocktails such as this. Having simple syrup on hand makes whipping up the pear martini (and many other cocktails) a breeze.

Pear and Elderflower Martini Recipe

4.8 from 6 reviews
Pear and Elderflower Martini Recipe
Serves: 1
  • 2 ounces pear vodka
  • ½ ounce elderflower liqueur
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • sliced pear (for garnish)
  1. Combine all ingredients in a Boston shaker with a cup of ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with pear slices and serve.

Adapted from Food Channel


  1. This is delicious ? It’s a new favorite!

  2. My wife is happy. Thanks.

  3. Delicious! Just what I was looking for in a summer cocktail.

  4. Elaine Williams

    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.

  5. 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?

  6. 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

  7. meant to give it 5 stars.. hit too soon

  8. 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!

  9. da bomb. LOVE it.

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