There is nothing wrong with indulging in a drink every once in a while, but why waste time on a libation that is not as good as it looks. If you are looking for an ideal fruity drink, a pear martini may be just what the doctor ordered. Here are some pointers that will help you craft the perfect cocktail.
DO stay away from vodka. Many people have tried to modify the original recipe for a pear martini by substituting vodka for gin. While it may seem to be a matter of personal taste, you are not actually having a martini if there is no gin. You are having a drink that is very different since vodka and gin do not have the same flavor profile.
Do’s & Don’ts
DON’T add an olive to your drink. This is a common add-on when you are having a traditional martini, but it will be wildly out of place if you put one in this particular variety. If you are looking for something to give the drink more flair, you should add a slice of a pair or a twist of lemon.
DO make it a point to use top-tier ingredients. Being economical is a good idea in some cases, but not when you are buying ingredients to make a drink. There is nothing like indulging in a martini that is made with high-quality gin and vermouth. Buying cheap varieties of these will make your martini seem like a bargain basement version of what you actually wanted.
DON’T shake your martini under any circumstances. People who do this have been watching far too many James Bond films. This is something that was pretty memorable and cool sounding, but it is not an idea you should bring into your actual life. When you shake a drink like this, it can cause additional water to form, which would dilute it. It is best to stir it with care.
DO taste your gin and vermouth separately to see if they pair well together. Even though these two should be mixed together to create a martini, it does not mean that you can buy any two brands and throw them together. As with any other liquor, different companies make products that have their own subtleties. Trying each one separately will give you the opportunity to determine if this pairing will give you a delightful drink or something you would rather not have again.
DON’T use ice that has a cloudy appearance. This will only bring down the look of your drink. Martinis are supposed to be sophisticated and elegant. You will only do it justice if you use clear, cracked ice. Anything else would be a travesty.
Even if you are not a bartender, there is no reason that you should have trouble making a martini, especially if it is one of your favorite drinks. As long as you keep all of this information in mind, you should be able to create one as good as a pro would.