This Chamomile Pear Elderflower Martini is an elegant cocktail, but be careful it goes down so easy! Post may contain affiliate links.
Remember the Chamomile-Pear Infused Vodka that I made last week? Well, for it’s debut in a cocktail I wanted something that would allow it’s delicate flavor to shine. What better way to shine than in a martini? I’m all for a drink that is 100% alcohol – no silly simple syrups or club soda to come between you and your alcohol!
For this martini, I decided that Gallo Sweet Vermouth and my favorite St. Elder Elderflower liqueur would complement the floral fruity vodka. It did!!
This was so good!! It was delicate and elegant. A little too easy sipping – I could have drank 3 or 4 of these and never batted an eye. That is until, I had to pick myself up off the floor. On a side note, I love martinis. I understand that a martini is technically gin or vodka with vermouth. But in this day and age of cocktail exploration and explosion, creative license is allowed and appreciated.
For this cocktail, I used my infused vodka, a little sweet vermouth and elderflower liqueur. I garnished it with a pear twist – made oh so easy with my new Channel Knife – Wusthof and rimmed Libbey Cosmopolitan Cocktail/Martini Glass (similar) with sugar. By the way, I love stemless martini glasses, the last thing I need while drinking a martini is a top heavy glass.
- 2 ounces chamomile pear vodka
- 1 1/2 ounces elderflower liqueur
- 1/2 ounce vermouth
- sugar for rimming glass
- pear twist for garnish
- Wet the rim of the glass with a little bit of the chamomile pear vodka and dip into sugar to rim.
- In a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice, add the chamomile pear vodka, elderflower liqueur, and vermouth. Shake for about 10-15 seconds and strain into glass. Garnish with pear twist.