Monday, August 30, 2010
Almond Pear Martini
Who doesn't love pears? And almonds? And Platinum 7X vodka?
Although Looza makes a nice bottled pear juice, I happen to have a flotilla of these jars of pears in syrup, and dumping them down the juicer for martini purposes seemed like to good way to clean out my pantry.
Originally I simply set out to have a simple pear-juice martini, but then a bottle of organic almond extract caught my eye and I knew in a heartbeat that this would kick the proceedings up nicely. (I love almond extract; I put it in my iced coffee, smoothies, even on cereal.)
There's no exact formula here - mix to taste:
2 parts pear juice
1 part vodka
a few drops of almond extract
Shake together with ice, strain and pour.