The biggest debates this fall may not have anything to do with politics. For martini enthusiasts there will be only issue to vote on: apples or pears?
Fresh Pear and Fall Apple Martinis are ripe for picking on the menu this fall at Bonefish Grill. These handcrafted cocktails combine the juices of nutrient-packed, low-cal fresh apples and pears with premium specialty vodkas and flavorful infusions (see recipes and photos attached for consideration).
Here’s where these fruity front-runners stand on the issues:
- “By the Numbers” – Apples outnumber pears with as many as 7,500 apple varieties grown worldwide, and about 3,000 varieties of pears are found around the globe.
- “Age Brackets” – Apples are older, but pears are one of the world’s oldest cultivated fruits and debuted in 3,000 B.C., when a Chinese entrepreneur grafted peaches, almonds, persimmons and apples together.
- “Foreign Affairs” – The term “apples and pears” is Cockney English slang for stairs. Its first recorded usage was in 1850’s London, but the term fell out of favor in the 1960s.
- “Social Status” – Apples had Johnny Appleseed as their first social influencer, and apple martinis are championed by Mark Zuckerberg as the official Facebook cocktail. The pear martini was shared first in Hemingway’s haunt Harry’s Bar in Venice, created by the bar’s legendary founder Guiseppe Cipriani and first served there circa the 1930’s.
- The Bonefish Grill Fresh Pear Martini is a muddle of half a pear with simple syrup and fresh squeezed lemon juice. Add the Absolut Pears and St. Germain and shake ice cold. Add a slice of pear or an edible flower for a fun finishing touch for a fabulous cocktail everyone will enjoy.
- Bonefish Grill’s Fall Apple Martini lets you shake off fall chills with its Honey-Cinnamon Infusion simply by combining honey, water, apples and cinnamon sticks. Make sweet and spicy cocktails and use what’s left in the next day’s afternoon tea.