Pear Sake Martini

A late-winter twist on a classic


By Marcia Simmons
This article originally appeared at Drink of the Week

Sake cocktails are delightful! This one uses fresh pear juice and dry vermouth for a late-winter twist on the Martini. I collaborated with Savvy Housekeeping to come up with this lightly sweet and fun-to-drink creation.

Sake has a lower alcohol than spirits, so we mixed up a huge batch without fear of overdoing it. It was a blast, so I highly recommend you get going on this tonight!
I have a juicer, so I juice some Bosc pears for this. However, you can also blend them and then strain through a fine-mesh sieve or use pear nectar from the store.

Store-bought nectar is a less subtle and a little stickier tasting, but will still work. Each cocktail uses about a half pear's worth of juice.

Pear Sake Martini

1  1/2 oz sake
1  1/2 oz pear juice
1/4 oz dry vermouth

In a cocktail shaker, combine the sake, pear juice, and dry vermouth. Shake thoroughly with ice. Strain the drink into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a slice of pear, if desired.

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  • Another version:
    Pear Sakatini
    Triple Sec- splash
    sweet sour-splash
    pear nectar-1.5oz

    Feb 17, 2011 at 6:13 PM

  • Snooth User: dolomited
    549624 5

    Sake Lychee Martini
    Vodka 1 part, Sake 2 parts, Lychee juice (canned) Garnisk with Lychee
    this is slightly cloudy. If you want clear, use a dash of lychee liquor


    Feb 18, 2011 at 11:26 PM

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