Peartini

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
15 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
4 cups (6 to 8 servings)
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1/4 cup dry vermouth
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from 3 large limes)
  • Two 8-ounce ripe pears, such as Comice, peeled, stemmed, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Ice
  • 1/2 unpeeled pear, cored and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices, for garnish
Directions

In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and 1/2 cup water over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool, about 15 minutes.

In a blender, puree the syrup, vodka, vermouth, lime juice and pears until smooth. For each drink, pour some of the pear mixture into an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake well. Pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with pear slices and serve.


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