October was just one of those sort of months for my family...where every small thing that could happen, did happen. Nothing super dramatic, but enough to seriously cut into my cooking and blogging time. The kids were both sick (for what seems like the 12th time this fall), my husband was working extra long hours & we hardly saw him, and then the multiple minor annoyances of life came blasting through. All of these events combined together to give me a semi-permanent eye twitch, and a strong urge to drink!
To the rescue comes this lovely Pear Vodka Martini. Perfect for soothing those frayed nerves! Delicious pear nectar is mixed with a pear-infused vodka, some simple syrup, and a squirt of fresh, tart, lemon juice. Simple, sweet, and fruity, this is a martini to sip. Perfect for cool nights or as a juicy cocktail for Thanksgiving dinner. I know I enjoy having one... or three!Pear Vodka Martini
(for one 6 oz drink substitute 'tablespoons' for 'parts')
4 parts pear vodka
3 parts pear nectar
2 parts simple (sugar) syrup
1 part fresh lemon juice
Fill a cocktail shaker half way full with ice and place your martini glass in the freezer for a quick chill.
Combine all of the ingredients into the shaker and shake vigorously to combine, about 30 seconds.
Pour into your already chilled glass.