Ginger Pear Martini

Our Ginger Pear Martini marries the tastes of spicy, crisp ginger and smooth, sweet pear. After lots of searching for a ginger vodka which had a ginger-forward but not sweet taste, we tried and succeeded in producing our own. Unlike most commercial brands we do not add any sugar, making it ideal to mix with liqueurs and other sweet spirits or to be enjoyed chilled and neat. A Ginger Pear Martini is a lovely accompaniment to Tuna Tapenade prior to dinner, the spicy sweet cocktail acting as a delightful foil for the rich appetizer.  The crystallized ginger will absorb some of the cocktail and become a soft, besotted candy treat to be enjoyed once the drink has been consumed… time for another Ginger Pear Martini.

Ginger Pear Martini

Total Time: 5 minutes. Serves 2.

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  • 2 oz Pear Liqueur
  • 4 oz Ginger Vodka*
  • 2 pieces Crystallized Ginger
  • Crushed Ice


  1. Place the crushed ice in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Pour the pear liqueur and ginger vodka over the crushed ice, cover and shake vigorously.
  3. Place a piece of the crystallized ginger at the bottom of each martini glass.
  4. Using a strainer, pour the cocktail over crystallized ginger in the two glasses and serve.

Ginger Pear Martini


  • Due to the difference in weight and viscosity of pear liqueur and ginger vodka, it is imperative that you shake this cocktail well to ensure proper mixing of the two and a well-made Ginger Pear Martini.

Recipe for Ginger Vodka:

  • 1 ½ gallons less 8 ounces vodka.
  • 8 inches peeled fresh ginger cut into matchsticks 1/3 of an inch thick.
  • Slide the ginger matchsticks into the vodka bottle, cap and store in a cool, dark place, like the back of your liquor cabinet or bar.
  • Shake the bottle once per week.
  • In 4 weeks, you will have crisp, spicy Ginger Vodka
  • Leave the ginger in the bottle with the vodka for up to 2 months.
  • Use the vodka-infused ginger in other dishes as this process mellows the sharpness of the ginger nicely.

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