Pear Cider Martini

Gin, pear cider, nutmeg and some ice. That's it; just four ingredients and you have a simple, flavorful and festive martini that will help kick off your holiday party in style.

By Russ Faulk, Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet
Serves 2
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  • Ice
  • 5 ounces flavorful gin (I use Leatherbee)
  • About 6 ounces hard pear cider
  • Whole nutmeg

Fill a cocktail shaker half way with ice. Add the gin and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into two martini glasses and top with pear cider. Use a microplane to grate whole nutmeg on top, and enjoy a fine holiday spirit.