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Pear Martini is Perfect for Winter Sipping

As soon as Christmas and New Year’s entertaining wains, our thoughts turn to staying warm in the depths of winter. One of winter’s quintessential fruits is the basis for the delicious winter beverage. The pear martini is perfect for winter sipping.

Cocktails based on fruit flavors are the foundation of many popular drinks. No matter the season, fruit gives many drinks their distinct taste.

Pears are no exception. They reach their peak as temperatures dip. Have you ever thought of using the distinct flavor of this winter fruit in a cocktail?

The flavor of pears can be found in ingredients such as pear vodka and pear brandy. Combined with spiced run, this pear martini will warm your soul on a cold winter night.

This pear cocktail is perfect for a quiet evening by the fire during the holidays. It’s pear-perfect flavor is just right for a pre-Christmas evening or a winter night in January and February.

Winter Cocktail: The Pear Martini

The flavor of pear can be described as ranging from tangy to sweet to spicy, depending on the variety of the pear. The texture can be crisp, buttery, or in between. They do contain a high amount of sugar in them. BUT . .

Did you know that pears are really healthy for you?

  • Pears are a rich source of antioxidants.
  • Pears are good for your skin and kidneys.
  • A pear a day can help keep your gut in good condition.

Add some zesty spirits and warm spices and you have a tremendous cold-weather cocktail.

Ingredients for the Pear Martini

Here is what you need for this cold-weather drink:

  • granulated sugar
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground ginger*
  • ground allspice*
  • one lemon and the juice
  • pear vodka or pear brandy – we used pear vodka
  • spiced rum
  • one ripe pear – the type doesn’t matter for this cocktail
  • ice cubes
  • chilled martini glasses

*These spices, along with nutmeg, highlight the flavor of pears.

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Making the Pear Martini

First, gather your ingredients.

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Then, measure your ingredients.

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Combine the sugar and spices on a small plate. A bread and butter plate is perfect.

Run the lemon wedge around the rim of the martini glasses.

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Dip the rim of each glass in the sugar/spice mixture. These spices are warm spices which complement the cool crisp taste of the pear-flavored martini.

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At this point, you can return the martini glasses to the fridge or freezer.

Combine all the martini ingredients into your cocktail shaker. Fill it with 2 cups ice. Cover and shake the cocktail shaker until it becomes cold, about 10 seconds.

Strain the martini into the chilled martini glasses.

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For garnish, cut a thin slice of the pear.

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Place the pear slice on the rim of the martini glass. Or you can drop the pear slice into the martini.

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Drink and enjoy.

Pear Martini Recipe

Pear Martini

The flavor of pear and winter spices combine for this delicious martini.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pear cocktail, pear martini, winter cocktail
Servings: 2 drinks


  • measuring cups and spoons
  • paring or chef's knife
  • 1 small cutting board
  • 1 cocktail shaker
  • 2 chilled martini glasses


  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • lemon wedge
  • ½ cup pear vodka or pear vodka
  • 2 teaspoons spiced rum
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup made from equal parts sugar and water
  • 2 thin slices pear


  • On a small plate, combine the sugar with the spices.
  • Run the lemon wedge around the rim of the chilled martini glasses.
  • Dip the rims of the martini glasses in the sugar/spice mixture, coating the rim.
  • In a cocktail shaker, combine all the pear martini ingredients.
  • Add 2 cups ice to the cocktail shaker. Cover and shake the cocktail shaker until very cold, about 10 seconds.
  • Strain the pear martini evenly into the chilled martini glasses.
  • Garnish each pear cocktail with a pear slice and serve.
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Barware and Tools You will Want

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Make this pear martini anytime you want to fill your insides with the taste of warming spices and the crispy fruitiness of winter pears.

Need more cocktail ideas? You’ll love this post on 12 Christmas Cocktails and this Apple Cider Martini (one of my other favorites).

And even more on my Pinterest Boards Christmas Cocktails and Beverages and Cocktails.

PIN this recipe and instructions to your beverage boards or print it and give it to your favorite bartender.

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  1. Hello, Carol! Thanks for sharing this yummy cocktail recipe at the Fabulous Friday Link Party! I’m excited to tell you we’ll be featuring it tomorrow! Have a great day!!