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Peartinis, A Friday Favorite!

One of my favorite ways to celebrate the end of a long week is with a good cocktail!  I’m a big fan of martinis and my all time favorite is a Peartini.  B and I first discovered these about 5 years ago at one of our favorite restaurants, Grants in West Hartford, CT.  We asked the bartender how he made it he said Grey Goose La Poire, lemon juice, apple juice and simple syrup.  Interesting…

So of course I went home and tried to replicate it.  I looked up the official recipe and it was very different and included Disaronno which is an amaretto liquor.  I tried this version and didn’t love it because I’m not a bit Disaronno fan.  I also thought that the addition of the simple syrup was a bit sweet for my taste.  After some experimenting, I came up with my own version that is just three simple ingredients!

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I’m not great at measuring and tend to do everything by eyeballing it, so I apologize for not having exact measurements here.  Basically, you fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add enough Grey Goose La Poire to fill your martini glass about 3/4 of the way.

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Then add a small squeeze of lemon juice and a splash of apple juice.  If you like your drinks more on the sweeter side, add more apple juice.  I know apple juice sounds strange, but trust me it works!  Shake vigorously and strain into a gorgeous martini glass.  The fancier the better in my opinion 🙂

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And there you have it, the perfect way to end a stressful week!  I know I will be enjoying one of these around 5 o’clock, how about you?

Do you have a favorite cocktail?  How do you unwind after a long week?

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2 Responses to Peartinis, A Friday Favorite!

  1. so excited to find another CT foodie and blogger! i’ve only been to grant’s once and i ordered the peartini – pear drinks are often my go-to especially when i hear they are made with grey goose pear! and i love cocktails like this that are so easy to make at home!
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    • Yes! I love cocktails too…just recently became a fan of Manhattan’s, which I know you love 🙂
      I love all your food reviews and I’m even doing a Taste of New Haven tour next week!

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