Last Updated on June 12, 2023 by Leah Hall
A Pear cocktail full of fresh flavors, perfect for a summer day or a fall sip. Make this tasty and bright cocktail soon!
I think most people associate pears just with fall and winter. This is likely because a lot of pears are associated with winter flavors. But, pears are actually an all year round fruit. So, with that inspiration in mind, we wanted to make this pear cocktail that would work all year long!
Also, something about the heaping of crushed ice in this cocktail makes for a great summer sipper. This Pear Crisp Cocktail has a dash of vanilla liqueur, green chartreuse, and interesting bitters to round it out!
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Pear Simple Syrup
As a first step, you need to make an easy pear simple syrup that will bring so much flavor to this pear cocktail!
We started off with pear vodka to add to that pear syrup, so it was all kinds of peary! To this we added Licor 43, which is a Spanish liqueur, and has the flavors of citrus and vanilla. There is even a little cocoa and finishes with a rum like warmth.
This brought the “crisp” aspect to the cocktail that we wanted, but we also wanted the spices. So, we added in some green chartreuse, which is herbal and rich. This gave some winter spices, but yet some earthiness that the drink needed.
Then we added lemon juice, which gives the pear flavor a tart bite. It’s a nice contrast to the green chartreuse and Licor 43 that both sweeten and adds a pear crisp flavor to the drink.
You have heard us say it before, but Bitters are the salt and pepper of the cocktail world. In this pear cocktail we used 2 different bitters to add even more flavors to the drink.
The first one we used was the typical Angostura bitters that we are sure you have heard of. Its rich and adds slight bitterness to any cocktail.
From there we still felt it needed some “dessert” flavor in the drink. So, we used Molasses bitters that gave a richness and a bit of sweetness that finished the drink really nicely. We hope you try this Pear Crisp cocktail any time of the year, it’s a great flavor and an all year round sipper!
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Other Pear Vodka Cocktails
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- Pear Prosecco Cocktail – Jennifer Meyering
- Roasted Pear Martini – This Mess is Ours
Pear cocktail full of flavor with pear vodka, Licor 43, and the herbal green chartreuse, Fresh flavors perfect for summer and fall!
- 1.50 ounces Pear Vodka
- .50 ounce Licor 43
- 2 barspoons Green Chartreuse
- .50 ounce lemon juice
- .50 ounce pear syrup
- 3 dashes Angostura bitters
- 2 dashes Molasses bitters
For the Pear Syrup
- 1/2 medium pear, cubed
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- pinch of salt
For the Pear Cocktail
- Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake to combine.
- Strain into glass with crushed ice.
- Garnish with pear slice, if desired.
For the Pear Syrup
Add the pear into a small pot with water, sugar and salt.
Bring to a boil and simmer until the pears are tender.
Blend to fully infuse the pears into the syrup, either with a blender or immersion blender.
Strain with a fine mesh to retain the liquid. Cool.
Can be stored for around a week in the refrigerator.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193Total Fat: .1gSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 12.2gFiber: .1gSugar: .3gProtein: .1g
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