Peartini

By • September 11, 2011 • 43 Comments



Author Notes: The only problem with this recipe is that you should have thought of it last week. Depending on how ripe (or unripe) your pears are, infusing the vodka so that it tastes like liquid pears with a wallop can take from three days to a week. For those in a hurry, you can sub the Grey Goose La Poire for the homemade infusion and add some fresh pear puree. -wssmom wssmom

Food52 Review: This is one of the best alcoholic drinks I have had in some time. The last time I had a 'pear' drink, it was vodka with pears that had been soaked in vodka, hanging around in the drink. I still remember the stiff taste of that drink. This wonderful peartini had a perfect finish with every sip. The boozy pear puree smoothed out the vodka perfectly, so the drink had depth and satisfaction. It was a perfectly balanced infusion. I have friends waiting to taste a peartini after they had to hear about it all weekend. I reminded them good things come to those who wait, and this is for sure a good thing! - ashley_samuel_piersonashleypiersonchasesdinner

Makes one peartini

Pear-infused vodka

  • 5-6 pretty ripe pears, peeled and cut into chunks
  • A fifth of decent vodka
  1. Put the pear chunks in a clean, wide-mouth glass jar, fill with vodka, and cover. Put it in the fridge for up to a week, shaking it up every now and then. When you finally run out of patience, strain the vodka through a coffee filter into another vessel. Afterward, take the boozy pears and puree in a food processor or blender.

Peartini

  • 1 tablespoon of the boozy pear puree, above
  • 1 1/2 ounces of the pear-infused vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces St. Germain
  • Prosecco or other sparkling wine
  • Slice of pear, for garnish
  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes, shake together a tablespoon of the pear puree, the vodka, and the St. Germain. Strain into a well-chilled martini glass. Float some Prosecco on top and garnish with a pear slice.
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10 months ago wrandolph

We taste-tested and made a few modifications to the recipe. If you want to try yourself:
> Put the Prosecco into the martini glass first, then the other drink elements
> Smaller quantity of St. Germain. About a capful
> Squeeze in fresh lime

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almost 2 years ago meganvt01

Wssmom- I adore your recipes so on faith my sister and I made this for a 125 person wedding today. We just had our test drink and these are utterly amazing! I can't wait for our guests to enjoy the drinks.

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almost 2 years ago meganvt01

Wssmom- I adore your recipes so on faith my sister and I made this for a 125 person wedding today. We just had our test drink and these are utterly amazing! I can't wait for our guests to enjoy the drinks.

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

This is the best drink ever!!! Thank you for bringing it to the party, I am happily enjoying the leftovers, I highly recommend everyone make this its perfect for holiday parties or any party for that matter, So nice to meet you!!

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over 2 years ago Panfusine

How was your Party?? Please post on what dishes were made.. the works!

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almost 3 years ago nannydeb

My vodka is infusing! I'm sure it's gonna be delicious!

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almost 3 years ago wssmom

The coolest thing is that it just keeps getting better! I have the rest of mine stashed in the freezer ....

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almost 3 years ago gingerroot

Love!

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almost 3 years ago wssmom

Thanks gingerroot, I hope you try it soon!

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almost 3 years ago sexyLAMBCHOPx

mercy, love it!

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almost 3 years ago wssmom

lol thanks sexyLAMBCHOPx!!

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almost 3 years ago marie-poirier

yum yum, the mom from one of my friends does this with all kinds of fruit - but keeps them in there for months on end! this is a great idea with the infused pear puree in the cocktail!

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almost 3 years ago wssmom

Thanks marie-poirier! I'd keep the fruit in there for months on end, too, but the vodka never seems to stay around that long LOL

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almost 3 years ago Ms. T

Cheers! Can't wait to try this :)

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almost 3 years ago wssmom

I do hope you love it!

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almost 3 years ago Panfusine

GASP!! sounds soo good, I want one RIGHT NOW!!

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almost 3 years ago wssmom

I personally am waiting anxiously for 5 p.m. (EDT) to roll around ..... :)

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almost 3 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

You need to do a F52 world tour, stop and visit each one of us, and have cocktails and snacks.

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almost 3 years ago wssmom

ROFL that would be HILARIOUS!!!!

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almost 3 years ago EmilyC

Wow -- what a great drink. Love the prosecco on top!

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almost 3 years ago wssmom

Prosecco + anything = YUM!

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almost 3 years ago nannydeb

Wow! Can't wait to try this! I guess I'll start infusing my vodka right away.

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almost 3 years ago wssmom

I have a second batch in the fridge right now LOL

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almost 3 years ago Midge

Delicious! When is your cocktail book coming out? ;)

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almost 3 years ago wssmom

Ha what fun would that be!!!!

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almost 3 years ago SKK

When are you going to come to Seattle and show us NW Foodpicklers how to party? I am sure I and my friends will love this recipe!

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almost 3 years ago wssmom

What a GREAT idea!!! I am heading to a science convention in SF in early December, Seattle a hop skip and a jump from there ....

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almost 3 years ago Bevi

Oh fabulous. This will pack a punch.

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almost 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Bevi, when I first glanced at your comment, I read, "This will pack a lunch," and immediately thought and how! Oddly, the thought works either way.

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almost 3 years ago Bevi

Haha! All too often this has been my kind of lunch. I cannot lie.

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almost 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Let's lunch some day.

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almost 3 years ago wssmom

Lunch!!! Yes!!!

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almost 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

It's a date!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I know what I am serving as a holiday drink now! Great recipe.

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almost 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

And has been asked, what time will the party be starting?

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almost 3 years ago wssmom

It's got to be 5 o'clock somewhere ...

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almost 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Like . . . . . there!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I bought some under ripe pears hoping in a day or two they would be ripe enough not the case. Just how ripe should the pears be? I think I will have to start this over the weekend after a trip to the farmers market,

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almost 3 years ago wssmom

I used a mixture of under ripe and just ripe pears; it took four days for the vodka to get nice and juicy and smoooooth.

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Yum! This sounds absolutely perfect. Love the combo of St. Germain and pears. Cheers!

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almost 3 years ago wssmom

Slante!

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almost 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

This has New Year's Eve written all over it. What time will the party begin?

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almost 3 years ago wssmom

Not soon enough LOL!