Apr 142010

We love Spring.  Refreshing breezes, flowers blooming, and wonderful ingredients at the markets inspire us to think of new combinations.  The Shakers used a martini recipe test drive as a good opportunity to discuss our next project (stay tuned!).

But for now, we sampled 2 pear inspired martinis.

First up:

The Ginger-Pear Martini

Ok, in the interest of full disclosure Shaker One is an admitted ginger freak.  And, though I never thought I’d utter these words- this recipe is too ginger centric.  Wow, that was painful to say out loud.  We tried, but just could not love this.  As stated?   1 1/2 olives.  Simply no pear profile in a Ginger Pear martini is not acceptable.

So we did that voodoo that we do so well and came up with:

Ginger Pear Martini-Shaker Style!

Now this is enjoyable.  I took the original recipe, dialed way back on the ginger, doubled the pear and pear syrup and added 2 ozs of Lillet Blanc.  We reached a solid 3 with this.  Still not outstanding, but at least we can enjoy the ride.

Next we moved on to –

The Pear Champagne Martini

Wow Epicurious.com, really?  Two-sub par drinks in a row?  Who tests this stuff?

Shaker One here- I am a huge epicurious fan….they are my go to website for food recipes and I am rarely disappointed. I’m a bit shocked to find two stinker recipes in a row here.  I still <3 you, but your drink  is not good.

So the Shakers can’t recommend these two tinis , but we still hold out the option for a nice pear martini.,  Just not the ones we tasted.

Take a pass on these two recipes. Check back with us soon.  The  Shakers will bring you some wonderful Spring  recipes….


  One Response to “A Pear of Tinis…..”

Comments (1)
  1. Hummm…….pear martini sounds wonderful. Can’t wait to sip a winner! Keep us posted.

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