The Peartini is definitely a favorite at Stanford Grill all year round. It’s a simple and fun cocktail that combines the flavor of pear with a little spice. The spiced syrup uses the usual wintertime spices of clove, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, vanilla, and orange and uses brown sugar for the sweetener.
There are a number of great pear vodkas available now. Grey Goose is a favorite, and Hangar One’s Spiced Pear is particularly nice in this cocktail. You can also infuse your own vodka when the fruit is in season. Here’s one popular recipe for one cocktail – enjoy!
1 1/2 ounces pear vodka
3/4 ounce amaretto liqueur
1/2 ounce spiced simple syrup
1/4 ounce lemon juice
Pear slice for garnish
1. Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
2. Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted and beaded with sweat.
3. Strain into a cocktail glass.
4. Garnish with a pear slice.