As we come out of hibernation and back into our cocktail kick here’s an original TAC recipe for a Ginger Pear Martini.
Playing with ingredients I started with 1 oz of both lemon juice and simple syrup. It was good, tart and sweet but it masked the pear and ginger flavors, it seemed right as a shooter but not a cocktail. Reducing the measurements to .5 oz of each was the answer, it allows for the mellow flavor of pear with a bite of ginger at the finish.
Ginger Pear Martini
2 oz Absolut Pear Vodka
.5 oz Domaine de Canton
.5 oz lemon juice
.5 oz simple syrup
Garnish with lemon. If you leave out the syrup, rim your glass with crushed candied ginger.