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Ginger Pear Cocktail

Every sip of a Ginger Pear Cocktail is refreshing, bubbly, and just slightly sweet! Made with homemade pear simple syrup, ginger beer, lemon vodka and an aromatic fresh sage leaf to garnish, you’ll love the simplicity of this cocktail. It’s so easy to make and even easier to sip on!

This is a cocktail that we love showing off. Let’s face it – serving mixed drinks to friends that have a pretty garnish and unique flavor is always fun! Make sure you’re truly the host with the most next time you host cocktail hour by pairing this Ginger Pear Cocktail with small bites like Crab Stuffed Mushrooms and Olive Tapenade.

Vodka cocktail on a cutting board.

Ginger Pear Cocktail 

This is the perfect cocktail to sip on while the summer transitions into fall! For many of our Northern friends, fall is already here… But for those of us in still sweaty temperatures, we need drinks like this Ginger Pear Cocktail before we can fully enjoy warm pumpkin drinks!

Garnished with fresh sage, this crisp, slightly sweet, and wholly refreshing cocktail checks all the right boxes. It’s made with pear simple syrup (which you can whip up in no time), tart lemon vodka and bubbly ginger beer.

How to Make a Ginger Pear Cocktail

For the Pear Simple Syrup

  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, diced pears, and water. Bring the ingredients to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Allow the mixture to simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. After the mixture simmers, slightly mash the pears then strain the liquid so only the syrup remains. 
  3. Set aside to cool. 

For the Cocktail

  1. Add a large ice cube and three tablespoons of pear simple syrup into a cocktail glass.
  2. Next, pour in ginger beer until the glass is about ¾ full.
  3. Add the lemon vodka and stir to combine.
  4. Garnish with a pear slice and a sprig of sage. Enjoy!
Collage showing how to make a ginger pear cocktail.

Tips and Variations

  • This cocktail needs to be stirred, not shaken! The ginger beer needs to stay deliciously bubbly, which can’t happen if it’s shaken up. 
  • Cocktail rule of thumb – the quality of your beverage depends on the quality of your liquor. While you don’t necessarily need an expensive bottle from the top shelf, you should be choosing your lemon vodka with care! 
  • Make sure your pear simple syrup is cooled to room temperature prior to stirring into your drink. You want to avoid the syrup melting the ice or causing the drink to be warm.
Ginger pear vodka cocktail in a glass.

Storage

Storage: The simple syrup will stay fresh in an airtight container in the fridge for about 2 weeks, so it’s easy to make in advance.

The Ginger Pear Cocktail should be enjoyed immediately. Storing is not recommended.

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Ginger and pear flavored cocktail.

Ginger Pear Cocktail

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cool Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving

Ingredients

Pear Simple Syrup:

  • 2 pears large, diced
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water

Cocktail:

  • 3 tablespoons pear simple syrup
  • ½ cup ginger beer
  • ¼ cup lemon vodka may substitute with citrus vodka
  • Sage fresh, for garnish

Instructions

For the Pear Simple Syrup

  • In a large saucepan, combine diced pears, sugar, and water. Bring the ingredients to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Allow the mixture to simmer for 15 minutes.
    2 pears
    1 ½ cups granulated sugar
    1 cup water
  • After the mixture simmers, slightly mash the pears then strain the liquid so only the syrup remains. Set aside to cool.

For the Cocktail

  • Add a large ice cube and three tablespoons of pear simple syrup into a cocktail glass.
    3 tablespoons pear simple syrup
  • Next, pour in ginger beer until the glass is about ¾ full. Add the lemon vodka and stir to combine.
    ½ cup ginger beer
    ¼ cup lemon vodka
  • Garnish with a pear slice and a sprig of sage. Enjoy!
    Sage

Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 cocktail. Actual calories will vary.
 
*Doubling or tripling this recipe has not been tested. Therefore, we can not guarantee the outcome of adjusting the ingredients.
 
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.
 
*Photos courtesy of E.N.S. Photography.

Nutrition

Serving: 1drink | Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 40mg | Sugar: 54g | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 2mg
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