Pears are so underrated in our opinion! Especially in the fall! That is why we always like to highlight this lovely ingredient in a few of our bites and sips recipes. A ripe pear is hard to beat! This is a cocktail that combines the best of both worlds … the rich sweetness of ripe pears and the comforting warmth of spices, all elegantly blended into a spiced honey pear martini. Should this be called a “spiced honey pear sour”? Probably, but throw it in a chilled martini glass and nothing else matters. Feeling the extra love for seasonal goodies? Make sure to check out our suggested pairing below!
To make the honey pear simple syrup, combine 1/2 cup of water and ½ chopped pear. Bring to a boil, and boil for 2 – 5 minutes. Take off the heat and add 1/2 cup of honey. Stir to combine. The set aside and let cool. Strain out solids with a tea strainer.
In a cocktail shaker, add 2 – 3 pear slices, a pinch of cinnamon and simple syrup. Muddle until pears are completely smashed. Add the remaining ingredients with ice. Shake vigorously until chilled and double strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a pear slice and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
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While doing some research for pear recipes we came across these interesting facts about pears. Thanks, Google!
Pears with their juicy and succulent flesh, hold a fascinating place in culinary history and horticulture:
Pears are pretty neat and that is why its great to include them in cocktails like the spiced honey pear martini!
Butternut squash and pears? Yes, please! These are two essential fall ingredients that pair extremely well together. Butternut squash brings a more hearty fall feel while the pear brings a more light and elegant fall touch making them a great duo. That is why we recommend pairing the spiced honey pear martini with our butternut squash risotto! It’s perfect for gatherings and will highlight the coziness of fall!
We are Elise and Evan and we're so glad you are here! Cheffing up tasty bites and sips is our love language and we are very happy to share these recipes with you. We both have valuable restaurant experience and have learned a thing or two about making tasty bites and sips. Through Carnelian Cooks we are sharing all of our tips and tricks! Please provide a comment or feedback below on any recipes that you give a try.