Spiced Pear Martini – The Perfect Elegant New Year’s Eve Cocktail

by Sugar on December 28, 2011 · 7 comments

Spiced Pear Martini – The Perfect Elegant Holiday Cocktail Print

Entertaining during the holidays can be challenging so when I have a cocktail party I like to do drinks that are simple but elegant. My Spiced Pear Martini is all of the above. It’s perfect for ringing in the new year.

This recipe is super simple but makes such a great presentation. The spiced touch of the cinnamon and nutmeg blend well with the richness of the pear nectar. If you are having a New Year’s Eve Party be sure to give this simple cocktail a try and let me know how you like it. Happy New Year and God Bless.

Elegant Spiced Pear Martini

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Start to Finish: 5 minutes

1 servings


  • 2 oz vanilla vodka (pick your favorite brand)
  • 2 oz pear nectar
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Sprinkle of nutmeg
  • 1 maraschino cherry
  • 1 slice of fresh pear (optional)


In a shaker with ice, add the vodka and the pear nectar. Shake for a minute. Place one maraschino cherry in the bottom of the glass.

Strain mix from shaker into glass and sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Garnish side of glass with fresh pear slice.

Cooking Tips:

This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to make more than one serving.

Whipped cream flavored vodka works well with this recipe as well.

If you don’t have a martini shaker you can certainly just use a pitcher with ice or just use two cups of different diameters placed open end to open end to make a mock shaker.

A little lemon juice squeezed over the sliced pears will prevent them from browning if you slice them in advance.

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Nate says:


Thanks for posting this great recipe. We loved it so much that we featured it in one of our blogs. You can check it out at http://www.recipelionblog.com/what-makes-a-perfect-drink-cocktails-101/. Thanks again.

Profile photo of Sugar Profile photo of SugarSugar says:


That is very cool. Thanks so much. Have a Happy New Year!

Sugar :)

selenar says:

yum yum!! I def want to check this one out, I would suggest using voli vodka they have some great vanilla flavors, thanks so much for the idea :)

Profile photo of Sugar Profile photo of SugarSugar says:

Oh thanks so much for the feedback. I will be sure to check out the Voli too.

Happy New Year!


Laura Perry says:

I just got a Martini shaker and glasses for Christmas and can’t wait to try this out! Thanks for sharing, looks yummy! :)

Profile photo of Sugar Profile photo of SugarSugar says:


Oh how fun! Enjoy making them and have a Happy New Year!

Let me know how everyone likes them.