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Smoked Cardamom and Pear Martini

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James Bond famously asked for his martinis to be shaken not stirred. Now, no disrespect to Bond, but shaking a martini with ice dilutes the drink faster and changes the texture of a martini. A martini is meant to be velvety smooth and crystal clear! So, with this knowledge, put away the cocktail shaker, chill your martini glass, and just give it a stir. No shaking allowed! 

Cardamom is zesty and sweet with a bit of spice. It pairs perfectly with fruit, so we chose pear for this martini so the cardamom won’t be overshadowed by a stronger fruit such as an orange or lemon. Even though this drink is served cold, the warmth from the flavor of the cardamom is enough to heat up the night!

Smoked Cardamom Pear Martini

Stirred, not shaken!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Keyword: cardamom, martini, pear
Servings: 1


  • 1 pot
  • 1 Spoon
  • 1 bottle/container make sure it seals!
  • 1 Smokeshow Cocktail Smoker
  • 1 Butane Torch
  • mesh strainer


Cardamom Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cardamom spice


  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • 2 oz pear juice from a can
  • 1 oz cardamom syrup
  • 1/2 oz amaretto

Garnish & Smoke

  • 1 caramelized pear slice
  • 1 pinch Apple or Cinnamon Smoke Dust


Cardamom Simple Syrup

  • Bring ingredients to a boil, reduce to a simmer. Let cool and strain into an airtight container.
    1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 2 tsp ground cardamom spice


  • Chill a martini glass the quick way- add ice to your glass while prepping the cocktail. Dump before pouring in drink.
  • Add all ingredients to chilled glass. Stir.
    1.5 oz vodka, 2 oz pear juice, 1 oz cardamom syrup, 1/2 oz amaretto

Smoke & Garnish

  • Caramelize pear slice by sprinkling with sugar and using torch to gently burn it.
    1 caramelized pear slice
  • Smoke drink!
    1 pinch Apple or Cinnamon Smoke Dust

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