The pear martini recipes on Epicurious.com and FoodNetwork.com received excellent reviews. The Epicurious recipe uses vodka, rosemary syrup, lemon juice and clear pear brandy, while the Food Network recipe uses vodka, sugar syrup, lime juice, vermouth and pear puree.
To make the pear martini according to the recipe on Epicurious.com, start by cooking the rosemary syrup. Dissolve sugar in boiling water, then add rosemary sprigs and gently simmer the mixture for two minutes. Allow the syrup to cool, and remove the rosemary sprig. Combine rosemary syrup, vodka, lemon juice and Poire Williams. Place the beverage in the freezer for approximately three hours to chill it thoroughly. Add ice cubes, and stir vigorously. Serve sans ice in a chilled martini glass with a small rosemary sprig.
To make the pear martini according to the recipe on Food Network.com, start by simmering sugar and water together for five minutes to form a syrup. Allow the syrup to cool, then blend it with vodka, dry vermouth, lime juice and chopped pears until the mixture is smooth. Shake each individual portion with ice, then strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a pear slice.
A high percentage of positive reviews and ratings indicate that both the Epicurious and Food Network recipes yield delicious, refreshing pear martinis. However, some note that the Epicurious version produces only a subtle pear flavor, while others note that the Food Network version is quite sweet and thick.