A Perfect Fall Cocktail: A Spicy Pear Martini

Infuse your own vodka with flavors of the season for the perfect fall cocktail, a spicy pear martini. 

spicy pear cocktail

Fall with its rich flavors and delicious scents is here and it has me craving an autumn cocktail, but couldn’t find anything that really fit that profile, so I decided to infuse my own vodka with the seasons’ spices and pears.

Also, this cocktail was recently featured in Oprah Magazine!

The Perfect Thanksgiving Cocktail | Spicy Pear Martini

Creating cocktails is something I definitely look forward to, especially during the holiday season. To make the spicy pear martini I decided to infuse my own vodka.

These days you can easily find flavored vodka on the shelves, but it’s way more fun to make your own—I promise.

There is  a pumpkin spice version out there, or a vanilla or pear, all of them would work wonderfully to make the spicy pear martini.

Is it Hard to Infuse Your Own Vodka?

If you’re thinking you don’t want to infuse your own because it’s too complicated, let me assure you it’s not. Heck, I did it!I wanted a fall inspired cocktail and settled on a spicy pear flavor.

To infuse vodka for the spicy pear martini, simply pour vodka into a large container, add pear and spices and let it sit on your counter for a week or at least a couple of days.

The spices and the fruit turned my vodka brown, and I didn’t think it was going to be as delicious until I strained it into a bottle and put it in the fridge.

After a few days in the fridge, it turned out super well.

How to Infuse Vodka

Ingredients:

(I improvised this part, so feel free to do the same. But here is what I added to my vodka)

  • 2 anise star ( initially I added a lot more, but I found the licorice flavor to be overwhelming
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 6-8 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 cloves
  • 3 pears, sliced

Directions:

  1. Pour vodka into a large container, add pear and spices and let it sit on your counter for a week or at least a couple of days.

  2. After several days place the container in the refrigerator.

  3. Take out the container, the vodka most likely will turn brown from the spices and the fruit. Strain into a bottle. Enjoy as is or make the spicy pear martini with your newly infused vodka.

The Perfect Thanksgiving Cocktail: A Spicy Pear Martini

 

Other Cocktail Recipes You May Like

Pear Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail

Pear Vodka and Elderflower Spritz

Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

 

If You Don’t Want to Infuse Your Own Vodka

Guess what?! If you don’t want to infuse your own vodka you definitely do not need to do so, to still have a pretty perfect, spicy pear martini. You know, my favorite way is still semi-homemade!

There are quote a few flavored vodkas on the market that would make a great substitute, try a cinnamon or a pear vodka and simply follow the recipe for how to make the martini.

How to Make a Spicy Pear Martini

Ingredients

  • 2oz infused pear and spices vodka
  • 1 oz Pear Nectar Juice
  • 1 oz Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • Garnish with lemon or sliced pear and sugar rim

Directions

  1. Pour vodka, nectar and Cointreau into a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until the shaker is cold to the touch.
  2. Place sugar on a plate. Then slide a lemon wedge across the rim of your martini glass. Dip the rim into the sugar.
  3. Pour the contents of the shaker into your martini.
  4. Garnish with lemon wedge or sliced pear (optional)

 

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Print  The Perfect Fall Cocktail Recipe

 

spicy pear cocktail

Spicy Pear Martini

Infuse your own vodka, or simply find a spiced vodka to make this delicious fall cocktail with all the perfect fall spices

Ingredients
  

How To Make Your Own Spiced Vodka

  • 2

    anise star

  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 6-8 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 cloves
  • 3 pears, sliced

How to Make the Spicy Pear Martini

  • 2 oz Infused pear and spices vodka
  • 1 oz Pear Nectar Juice
  • 1 oz Cointreau (an orange-flavoured liqueur, triple-sec is also fine)

Instructions
 

  • Slice a pear into wedges. Slide a wedge along the rim of the martini glass, dip in a bowl of sugar. Fill shaker with ice pour all of the ingredients and shake vigorously. Then pour into your martini glass. Serve with a wedge of pear.

 

 

A Perfect Fall Cocktail: A Spicy Pear Martini

 

5 Comments

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  • Reply Mary Ware November 19, 2017 at 6:10 AM

    Yum! This sounds perfect for Thanksgiving. And gorgeous photography too!

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA December 2, 2017 at 9:54 AM

      Thanks so much Mary!

  • Reply Lyndsey November 18, 2017 at 3:00 AM

    I love pear! this looks just delicious!

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