Sparkling Pear Martini

Champagne hasn’t been my friend for a long time.  I go from bubbly to drunk to very hungover and unhappy in a matter of sips, and it’s a major thumbs down in that I adore a fizzy tipple once in a while.  Although I like to occasionally dance with danger and partake a troublesome glass or two, I vastly prefer anything that’ll give me the same sensation without all the pain.  Given that vodka and I are copacetic, I adore this incredibly simple martini that garners its bubbles from non-alcoholic pear cider.  But not to worry, my off-the-wagon friends.  This sparkler combines the ripe flavor of luscious pear vodka and floral St. Germain into a sweet, but strong (good and strong!) martini of the most delightful nature.  I sip away with no regrets or apprehension, knowing that I’ll be staving off a vicious hangover.  Well, assuming that I don’t drink five of these in a row without a second thought.  Let’s pretend that’s never happened before, ok?

Sparkling Pear Martini

1 oz. St. Germain elderflower liqueur
2 oz. pear flavored vodka
sparkling pear cider (I like the California Sparklers Brand)
slices of juicy pear, garnish

Fill a martini shaker with ice and add the St. Germain and vodka.  Shake until thoroughly chilled and strain into a martini glass.  Top with sparkling pear cider and garnish with a slice of pear.  Sip away.

2 thoughts on “Sparkling Pear Martini”

  1. This sounds so delicious!! I could not believe when I was reading this because both of these wonderful beverages effect me the exact same. I love champagne, but it is like a night of partying in thirty minutes from beginning, middle and end of a bender!!! And my drink of choice is Vodka. Thank you for sharing this recipe!!!

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