Recipe: Peartini, Perfected

After the Bartender waved goodbye to the last batch of guests (Rebel Houseguests?), she discovered to her delight that they had left a present on her home bar; specifically, a bottle of Grey Goose La Poire.  This particular spirit had been on her to-try list for a while – pear vodka is fairly unusual – but given its cost and her generally-unimpressed reaction to the classic Goose, it had never quite made it to an actual purchase.  So what better way to try the stuff out than on someone else’s dime?

Fortunately, it’s a much more interesting spirit than plain Grey Goose.  Surprisingly strong and non-sweet for such a fruity spirit, it could add an extra dimension to a number of drinks, and likely wouldn’t need to be used in large quantities to do so.  This Peartini recipe is an exception, designed to complement and show off La Poire’s qualities.  It comes originally from the Grey Goose website, although the Bartender has done a bit of tweaking to get the sweet-sour balance just right – hence the name.

Peartini, Perfected

2 ounces Grey Goose La Poire
1/4 ounce amaretto
3/4 ounce syrup
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1 ripe pear

Shake all (liquid) ingredients and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Cut a thin, nearly translucent slice of pear and lay it along the inside of the glass.  Enjoy the rest of the pear with the martini – they’re tasty!

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About Ambrosia Rose

Professional drinker, blogger, storyteller, and critic. With a healthy dollop of sarcastic wit on the side.

Posted on 1 April 2011, in Martini Style, Recipes, Vodka-Based and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. And even the photo looks delicious. And a little seductive.

  2. Oh Rose this looks so delicious!! Though I don’t think anything can compare to your lemon drop 😀

  3. I am really loving the theme/design of your weblog.
    Do you ever run into any browser compatibility problems?

    A number of my blog readers have complained about my blog not operating
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    • Thanks! I am lucky enough to have a husband with a talent for both photography and design, so between the two of us we came up with something we quite liked.

      I can’t say as I’ve had any compatibility problems, though. Just used a WordPress template with some custom photos. Best of luck figuring it out!

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