Aspen Times Weekly Libation: Pearadise Martini |

Aspen Times Weekly Libation: Pearadise Martini


Grey Goose La Poire Vodka


Lime-infused simple syrup

While there are plenty of tasty twists to put on a martini, it can be hard to achieve the right balance in a fruit-infused version. Most are too sweet for my taste. So when I placed my order for a Pearadise Martini while at the Westin in downtown Denver recently, I braced myself for the first sugary sip. Lo and behold, it never happened. In fact, this was more like a Sweet Tart than a froufrou cocktail thanks to the subtle sweetness of the pear vodka and the tartness of the lime-tinged simple syrup. And it’s a good thing I liked it, as we had plenty to celebrate that night — yes, it’s a shameless plug, but this very magazine brought home 20 awards in its circulation class, including the Editorial General Excellence award, at the annual Colorado Press Association awards banquet. Cheers!

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