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The Pink Pear – Grapefruit Gin Cocktail

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Last Updated on February 13, 2024 by Leah Hall

A great combination of winter flavors, this grapefruit and gin cocktail hits the spot!


As you might have noticed, we kind of are obsessed with cocktails. This includes reading about them, writing about them, creating them and more importantly getting to drink them and share with you, our readers! Its always nice to get some recognition for hard work, so when the fine folks at Drizly, who know their liquor asked us to be a part of their Top Shelf Blogger program, we jumped at the chance!


Grapefruit and Gin

In honor of us joining the Top Shelf Bloggers, Drizzly asked us to create a cocktail to celebrate. Therefore we came up with today’s cocktail, The Pink Pear!


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The Pink Pear cocktail, gold rimmed coupe, grapefruit wedges, jigger, gin bottle and flowers in backgrond

Gold Rimmed Coupes (not ours, but close!) / Jigger / Slate

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For those who might not be familiar with Drizly, they have a pretty cool concept. You don’t even need to leave your house to get wine, beer or spirits! Pull up Drizly or the Drizly app and order your the ingredients, and if you live in one of their ever expanding delivery areas (30+ major cities), in about an hour, you will have all your drinking needs delivered right to your door!


This is a pretty fantastic concept, and when combined with Drizly’s focus on providing their customer incredible service, we were really excited to get to partner with the folks at Drizly!

The Pink Pear cocktail, grapefruit wedges, gin bottle, flowers top shot

Shaker / Hawthorne Strainer / Fine Mesh Strainer

What Ingredients are Needed for the Pink Pear Cocktail?

  • Grapefruit Juice
  • Simple Syrup
  • Pear Nectar
  • Orange Liqueur
  • Gin
  • Salt (more info below!)


Drizly’s Top Shelf Blogger program was started as a way to spread the word about Drizly. Also to gather lots of influential taste makers together to create all things beer, wine and cocktail! Full of lots of creative and social folks, the members of the Top Shelf are the life of the party!

We are pretty excited to join this group of boozy experts! Enough about us, how about a drink?

The Pink Pear cocktail, grapefruit wedges, gin bottle, juicer, flowers in background

What Sipping Cocktail did we Make?

The Pink Pear is a wonderful winter sipper, combining fresh squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice, pear nectar, Cointreau and Hendrick’s Gin. We love using fruits that are in season, and with a bounty of beautiful ruby red grapefruit and late fall pears on the shelves of our grocery stores, we knew we had a great starting flavor to work with. We are big fans of the way that a good gin works with grapefruit. It seems the combination of the two starring in many cocktails like our Red Hound or the French Tart.


The Pink Pear cocktail, gold rimmed coupe, gin bottle and juicer in background

Glass Citrus Reamer (ours is antique).

With fresh squeezed ruby red grapefruit and gin as our starting point, we wanted something that would make the drink smooth and creamy. Pear nectar is a perfect way to add body to a drink, its thick texture a perfect way to add flavor. also. Pear nectar can sometimes be a little tart, and with the drink having a quite a bit of tartness from the grapefruit, we needed a little bit of sweetness. In this case we added in a bit of simple syrup to bring the Pink Pear into balance.

The Pink Pear cocktail, gold rimmed coupe

We finished the drink by adding in a splash of Cointreau, which brings sweetness and a bright splash of orange flavor. To chase away any remaining bitterness, we added a pinch of salt. The hint of salt brings out the sweetness of the grapefruit and pear and the floral notes of the Hendrick’s gin.

The Pink Pear cocktail in cocktail coupe with grapefruit wedges and ging bottle. Flowers, jigger, juicer in background

Refreshingly sweet and tart, the Pink Pear is a perfect winter sipper, elegant and beautiful! Give the Pink Pear a try and you might just find your next winter drink!


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The Pink Pear, pink cocktail in coupe with gold rim. Gin bottle, grapefruit slices, flowers and green citrus reamer behind
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The Pink Pear - A Gin and Grapefruit Cocktail

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

A light and lovely gin and grapefruit juice cocktail.


Pink Pear Cocktail

  • 1.50 ounces Hendricks Gin
  • .50 ounce orange liqueur
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed pink or ruby red grapefruit juice, strained
  • 1 ounce pear nectar
  • .50 ounce simple syrup
  • pinch of salt


Add all the ingredients into a shaker.

Add ice.

Shake until fully chilled.

Double strain into a cocktail coupe.


Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 247Total Fat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 34.1gFiber: 1gSugar: 12.6gProtein: 0.4g

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Saturday 2nd of March 2019

Sounds lovely!! Can you use pear puree instead of nectar, I've had a look around and can't seem to find any.

The 'Noms.

Saturday 2nd of March 2019

You absolutely can. I would just make sure to strain it to get out the pulp! Cheers!

Rachel K Hall

Friday 27th of January 2017

You forgot to mention you take all your own photographs. The color and composition of your photographs really grabs the viewer's eyes...and tastebuds.

The 'Noms.

Monday 30th of January 2017

Thank you! Cheers!

The Southern Thing

Thursday 26th of January 2017

This sounds amazing! I love anything with grapefruit!

The 'Noms.

Monday 30th of January 2017

Thanks, we do too! Cheers!


Wednesday 25th of January 2017

This sounds incredible! I love the addition of pear and grapefruit. Yummy! I have been looking for a good quality gin as well, and now I found one. Thanks!

The 'Noms.

Monday 30th of January 2017

Thanks! We thought it was a great combo! Hendrick's is a wonderful gin! Cheers!

Cait Weingartner

Wednesday 25th of January 2017

This is such a pretty looking cocktail, and I'm sure it's delicious too! I can't wait to give it a try.

The 'Noms.

Monday 30th of January 2017

Thanks, hope you do! Cheers!

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