I usually start my Thanksgiving celebration with a Bloody Mary. However, I think this year might be the year to change this up a bit for a Caramel Pear Martini. I received this recipe from Tia D’Addario of Tia’s Food of Love when I started to put together the Fall Flavors series. However, once I made it, I realized that the place for this drink was a starter to the Thanksgiving meal. It’s a delicious fall drink, and with the rim of the glass covered in caramel and cinnamon sugar it’s got some of my favorite flavors already incorporated. Thanks Tia!
Caramel Pear Martini (makes 2)
2 oz. pear vodka (there are small bottles at Home Liquors)
2 oz. premium vodka
2 oz. pear nectar (I found this at ShopRite)
2 oz. sour mix
Juice of ¼ lemon
Caramel Sauce (ice cream topping works great!)
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 forelle pear (baby one) cut into slices
- Place first 5 ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, and shake vigorously…
- Dip the rim of a martini glass in caramel sauce, allowing some to drip down into glass, then dip the rim into the cinnamon sugar.
- Pour shaken martini carefully into glass, being careful to avoid the sugared rim…Garnish with a slice of forelle pear, or whatever pear is available to you…Sip slowly & enjoy the taste of the season!