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Pear Martinis

The Blue Radish just turned 1! My very first blog featured my Dad’s Mango Martini and it was wildly popular. So I thought to celebrate the first anniversary it was fitting to share his Pear Martini recipe. It’s also a great drink for hot summer evenings.

I recently returned from a trip to Canada to visit my family and my Dad served this drink with a garnish of sliced pear. They were pretty and gone in minutes. We drank them out on the deck, overlooking the lake, during a rare moment of quiet (if you know me, you know how many kids I have and why this is rare!). I have always said that good food and drinks makes good memories and this drink definitely has done that for me.

These need to be made fresh as the pear puree browns quickly. Here’s how to make them.

Peel and core 1-2 pears. Put them into a blender with a splash of pear vodka and blend into a puree (the vodka helps the pear blend down).

Add 2 tbsp. of the puree into an ice shaker with ice, a splash of sake, 3 oz pear vodka and 1 1/2 oz lychee syrup. Shake and pour into a cold martini glass. If wanted, garnish with a slice of pear.


Pear Martinis
  • 1-2 pears peeled and cored
  • 3 oz pear vodka (Smirnoff)
  • 1 splash sake
  • 1.5 oz lychee syrup
  • 1 pear sliced for garnish
  1. Puree the pears with a splash of the pear vodka in a blender. Make fresh when ready to serve the drinks as the puree browns quickly.

  2. Mix 2 tbsp. of the puree with ice, pear vodka, sake and lychee syrup in a martini ice shaker.

  3. Pour into cold martini glasses.

  4. Garnish with a slice of pear.

  5. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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