The pear martini is a kind of cocktail that is typically made of pear juice, pear-flavored vodka and usually a variety of other mixers and sweeteners. It is often served in a martini glass often with a sugared rim or garnished with pear slice. It is considered a designer martini variation. The specific ingredients of a pear martini may vary, sometimes integrating orange or lime flavors in addition to the pear.

Besides the name and the serving methods, this drink has little in common with a traditional martini since martinis are typically made with dry vermouth and gin. Typically, a martini has five parts gin and one part vermouth in a cocktail shaker with ice, shaken vigorously and served straight up in a chilled martini glass and the most traditional garnish is an olive.

In pear martinis, the drink is typically vodka based and designed to be sweet. While vermouth may be added to the pear vodka, this combination is not common. Most often, a pear martini calls for an addition of orange-flavored liquor and triple sec. Lime juice and pear juice are also usual additions. Still, just like hundreds of martini variations, you will greatly enjoy this drink whether you are having a party or a get-together with family and friends.

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