Caramel Pear Martini for Fall ｜ A Seasonal Aperitif
Recently I made a pretty dish-y addition to my in home bar, as I mentioned in my apple cider cocktail article last week. I found this amazing caramel flavored vodka from Stoli, and I’ve spent a good week obsessing over ways I can use it. Plus, I’m all in the Fall mode now and I want to get the most out of the favorite flavors and ideas for Fall. I even said I was going to do it last week. Using my new caramel vodka, I have created a great martini for Fall to add to my cocktail lineup.
The fruits of Fall are many. In case you haven’t noticed, apples of all sizes, shapes and colors have hit the stores in droves. I’m starting to see the cranberries come in, too. The other fruit that I counted no fewer than six varieties at the store last weekend was pears. So I picked up a few Bosc pears to craft my new martini for Fall. Pear is a great flavor to pair (no pun intended) with caramel. This is the basis for my new seasonal aperitif.
Pear is not an overly common juice to craft cocktails from, but that can work in our favor for entertaining purposes. The pear cocktails I have experienced have all been delightfully tasty, and all have a special unique quality to them. If you’re going to spend the time crafting cocktails at home for family or other guests, better to make it something special. If you can get your hands on fresh pear juice to create this martini for fall, you will be in for a real treat. But bottled pear juice will deliver the flavor we’re after. Either way works, and we all know that bottled juice is just more convenient.
You’ll need only three ingredients to make this martini for Fall: caramel flavored vodka, sweet vermouth, and fresh or bottled pear juice. The Caramel Pear Martini is made by filling a martini glass with crushed ice to give the glass an initial chill. Then throw the crushed ice into a cocktail shaker and add 3 ounces of pear juice, an ounce of caramel flavored vodka, and a splash of sweet vermouth. Shake vigorously, then strain the cocktail into the chilled martini glass.
Caramel Pear Martini for Fall
- 3 oz. pear juice
- 1 oz. caramel flavored vodka
- Splash of sweet vermouth
Shake ingredients with crushed ice and strain into a martini glass.
I’m glad to have a new martini for Fall and yet another use for that delicious caramel flavored vodka. The Caramel Pear Martini could transform even a quiet evening at home with the hubby into a special sort of stay-in date night. In any case, it’s a great recipe to keep in the cocktail repertoire.