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Absolut Pears Martini

Absolut Pears, Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice, Pear Puree, Pear

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How to make a Absolut Pears Martini

Add roughly ½ a ripe pear that is cut up in smaller chunks. Muddle the pear until it reaches a purée-like consistency. Pour Absolut Pears, Fresh Lemon Juice and Simple syrup into the shaker. Add a generous amount of cubed ice and shake vigorously. Double Strain into a pre-chilled cocktail glass using a tea strainer. It’s fine if you don’t have one, but getting rid of all those fruit bits is gonna make for a slightly better drinking experience. Garnish the rim with a slice of pear.

Hot tip: It’s totally okay sub the fresh pear for pear purée if you want to. Just add roughly the same amount and make sure to taste the drink before serving in case you need to balance it out with more simple syrup or lemon juice.

Story about Absolut Pears Martini

Written by Michael Bergström

In the 1990s, London and New York emerged as the epicenters of a cocktail revolution. Inspired by old cocktail recipe books, Bartenders began revisiting older recipes that used fresh ingredients instead of the artificial sour mixes that were popular at the time.

Even before the popular Cosmopolitan of the 1980s, the Apple Martini gained popularity in New York City, also known as the Big Apple. During this time, a group of influential London bartenders visited NYC on an inspirational brand trip. They were greatly inspired by the New York bartenders' use of the iconic Martini as a framework for experimenting with different flavors and ingredients beyond the traditional Gin, Vodka, and Dry Vermouth combination.

Back in London, it didn’t take long for a new trend of Martini-style cocktails to appear on menus in various bars. The Fresh Fruit Martini emerged as a simple yet amazing formula, featuring a vodka base, the fruit of choice, and a touch of sugar. Over time, citrus was added to bring balance and structure to the drinks.

Bartenders began exploring various fruits, combining them with each other, and experimenting with adding herbs, spices, and liqueurs. These innovations led to the creation of specific names for these “Neo-Martinis,” which became timeless classics, including the Pineapple Martini, Pornstar Martini, French Martini, and the reason you’re here – the Absolut Pears Martini.

Can I use pear purée instead of fresh pears?
Yes. If you don’t own a muddler or simply want to save yourself from the sweat of mashing up the fresh pears go on and use purée. Just keep in mind that purées are often lightly sweetened, so you might want to adjust the recipe using lemon juice and simple syrup 

Does an Absolut Pears Martini have to be served in a Martini glass?
Not really, you can serve it in a smaller wine glass or over any kind of ice in a shorter glass.

Can I make an Absolut Pears Martini with any fruit?
Of course! You can use any fruit to create a Fresh Fruit Martini. The original idea was based on a Vodka Martini with the addition of fresh fruit and a touch of sugar to enhance the flavors. In other words, you can pick your favorite fruit, mash it up and shake it with the rest of your ingredients.

What you need
Tools & Glassware:
Citrus press
A Pre-chilled martini glass

Fresh Pears (or Pear Purée)
Simple syrup
Cubed ice

Step by Step
• Cut half a pear into smaller chunks and throw them into a shaker.

• Muddle the pear until it reaches a purée-like consistency.

• Pour Absolut Pears, Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice, and Simple Syrup into the shaker.

• Add a generous amount of cubed ice and shake vigorously.

• Double strain into a pre-chilled cocktail glass using a tea strainer.

• Garnish with a pear slice.

• Enjoy!

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