Pear Martini

I finally was able to get my hands on a bottle of Kate Hudson's vodka King St. which is gluten-free and uses alkaline water. It's named after King Street in NYC where Kate lived briefly in her 20s. While I rarely eat pears, the flavor of a delicious crisp pear with a splash of elderflower liqueur made the perfect combo! I picked up the generic brand of elderflower liqueur instead of St. Germain and didn't taste a difference so I will be getting the cheap bottle from now on. It adds a bit of sweetness to the drink so I don't have to use simple syrup. 

Makes 1 cocktail

  • 3 oz pear nectar  juice
  • 3 oz vodka
  • 3 oz elderflower liquor
  • squeeze of lemon
  • dash of bitters
Shake all the ingredients together and pour into a chilled martini glass.

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