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Ginger Pear Martini or Mocktail {Recipe ReDux}

It’s time for another Recipe ReDux post, and this month’s theme is ~ Beverages Are Hot. Whether you’re serving up something hot or cool, kid-friendly or happy hour worthy, show us your healthier drink.”

It’s true that sometimes browsing over the drinks menu is just as great as the eats menu.  I love when restaurants are cleaver and creative with their cocktails and go out of their way to make their nonalcoholic drinks fun and interesting.

A few months ago I experimented with Spiced Candied Ginger, and was left with the most delicious ginger syrup as a tasty by-product of that recipe.  It was too good to discard, so I ended up using it in tea, and splashed in seltzer water, and in this completely delicious and amazing Ginger Pear Martini.

I know the Recipe ReDuxers asked us to make it healthy…but sometimes you just need a fun and festive mixed drink.  For my your mental health.  Just sayin’.

 

 

Ginger actually is quite healthy.  It’s got great antimicrobial properties, and has long been used for colds, flu, and to calm an upset stomach.  If you prefer a non-alcoholic version of this drink, no worries, I’ve got you covered!  And honestly, it’s just as good as the martini version.

 

 

Ginger Pear Martini|Craving Something Healthy

 

 

Ginger Pear Martini|Craving Something Healthy

Ginger Pear Martini or Mocktail

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Servings: 2 drinks
Calories:

Ingredients

For Ginger Syrup

  • 1/2 pound fresh ginger peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch round slices
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar

For Martini

  • 1 ounce ginger syrup see instructions below
  • 1 ounce pear nectar
  • 1 ounce pear liqueur
  • 3 ounces vodka

For Mocktail

  • 1 ounce ginger syrup
  • 2 ounce pear nectar
  • 8 ounces plain or pear seltzer

Instructions

  • Place sugar, water and sliced ginger in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar.
  • Reduce heat to low, and simmer ginger for about 30 minutes, or until tender.
  • Strain ginger, reserving syrup.
  • Pour syrup into a drink container with a lid, and refrigerate until cool. Syrup can be made several days ahead.
  • For martini, mix all ingredients with a few pieces of ice, in a martini shaker, and pour into 2 glasses.
  • For mocktail, stir ingredients together and pour over glass with ice.

Notes

Ginger syrup can be made ahead and will keep for up to a week. Reserve ginger to use in tea, or for candied ginger
Did you make this recipe?Tag me @CravingSomethingHealthy!

 

Bottoms Up! And be sure to check out what the other members of the Recipe Redux are drinking!

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5 Comments

  1. Hi Anne,
    I rarely ever have a mixed drink, but when I do it makes it that much more special. And your ginger pear martini would be so deliciously memorable in my mind.

    1. Thanks for visiting! Enjoy 🙂

  2. Pear and ginger are my all-time fave combo!! Great point about the antimicrobial properties of ginger…I always forget that!

    1. Kind of makes up for the vodka 🙂 !

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