12 Delicious Pear Cocktail Recipes

Enjoy the fresh taste of sweet pear drinks

French Pear Martini
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Pear vodka a fresh pear puree and pear nectars are just a few of the ways to get the sweet taste of pears into your cocktails. It's not a flavor we use often, but it is an absolute delight when it makes an appearance.

Many of these pear cocktail recipes play up the flavors of fall because that's the peak of pear season. You'll find plenty of warm spices to go with that delicate fruit flavor. Some rely on pear vodka while others prefer gin infusions, rum or whiskey. There's a martini, sparkling cocktail and slow sipper for everyone, so let's admire the pear in drinks.

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    Pear Spiced Sailor

    Pear Spiced Sailor Cocktail (Jonny Cimone's Pear Naked Sailor)

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    A very fun and unique spiced rum cocktail, the pear spiced sailor is a fantastic way to kick off a celebration of pears. The key ingredient you'll need here is a pear puree and you'll love how it's put to use.

    The recipe requires that you make ginger nectar, which is almost as easy as making your own puree from Bosc pears. Add Sailor Jerry, lime juice, bitters, and a ginger ale float and you have one impressive beverage.

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    Peary Bird

    Peary Bird Cocktail
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    The peary bird has a delicate flavor, though it is certainly not boring. This fascinating cocktail has a great depth and is a fantastic choice for any autumn occasion.

    To create the drink, you'll muddle pear, simple syrup, and nutmeg before adding a smooth vodka, Tuaca, and B&B. The two liqueurs add a sultry array of vanilla, citrus, brandy, and dark herbal notes that really make the drink special.

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    Spiced Pear Caipirini

    Spiced Pear Caipirini with Leblon Cachaca

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    If you spend your summers enjoying the caipirinha and want to give that famous cachaça cocktail a new twist come fall, try this recipe. It has a great spice and pear is the primary flavor.

    You will need pear nectar for this recipe. It's readily available in the juice section of most supermarkets and is a valuable ingredient for anyone who loves a pear drink or two. Mix that with cachaça, lemon, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon, and enjoy your spiced pear caipirini.

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    Autumn Spiced Tonic

    Autumn Spiced Tonic Cocktail Recipe

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    Love a DIY project for the bar? Can't get enough of the vodka tonic? This recipe will appeal to both of those simple pleasures and it's incredibly easy.

    The key ingredient to the autumn spiced tonic recipe is a homemade apple-pear-cinnamon vodka. The infusion takes less than a week and has a fantastic flavor you'll find useful in other drinks. For this cocktail, you'll just add simple syrup and tonic. It's refreshing and perfect for cool nights.

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    Daphne Martini

    Daphne Martini Cocktail

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    Pear vodka is one of the hottest flavors on the ever-expanding flavored vodka market. It makes it easy to create great pear cocktails year-round and you'll often find it labeled as poire, French for "pear."

    The Daphne martini is a fun, brilliantly blue cocktail that features this delicate fruit vodka. It's paired with your favorite gin, blue curaçao, and dry vermouth. The result is a beautiful martini with classic style, but a modern flair.

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    Early Autumn

    Early Autumn Cocktail
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    Have you tried infusing extra flavors into gin, yet? It's a fantastic idea and allows you to build on the botanical array found inside this flavorful spirit.

    The early autumn cocktail recipe begins with a dried pear and apple infusion in Bombay Sapphire. Add to that a little absinthe, apple cider, pear brandy, chocolate bitters and ginger beer and you have a unique cocktail with an autumn kick.

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    French Pear Martini

    French Pear Martini
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    The French pear martini is one of the best-known pear cocktails and it is absolutely lovely. This one is perfect for any party where you want to impress guests in the easiest way possible.

    St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, your favorite pear vodka, and Champagne are the only ingredients you need for the recipe. They come together to produce a sparkling, lightly fruity and floral martini that is truly memorable.

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    Frisco 49

    Frisco 49 Cocktail
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    We cannot get enough pear infusions because it really is a perfect fruit to add a light, sweet flavor to white liquors. This Frisco 49 recipe opts for pear-infused gin and its a fun twist on the French 75, a favorite Champagne cocktail.

    The recipe is another one that will appeal to your DIY side. You'll infuse gin with fresh pears and also make up a roasted honey peach syrup. Combine those with lemon juice and a dry sparkling wine and the perfect dinner party cocktail is ready.

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    Peartini Cocktail
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    Simple, sweet and slightly spiced, this is no ordinary pear-flavored martini recipe. While you might expect it to be one-dimensional, it is anything but.

    Again, pear vodka steals the show for the peartini recipe. The surprises come from the accent ingredients: smooth, nutty amaretto liqueur and a homemade spiced simple syrup. Toss in a bit of lemon juice and you have a well-rounded, satisfying cocktail.

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    Lotus Blossom Martini

    Lotus Blossom Cocktail
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    Another use for a pear-flavored vodka, the lotus blossom martini has a delightful array of soft flavors. It's a bit like a lychee martini, saketini and peartini rolled into a single cocktail glass and it's a lot of fun.

    Grey Goose La Poire Vodka is the star of this recipe and it's one of the best commercially produced pear vodkas you'll find. Add sake, simple syrup, and those sweet lychee nuts and you're done. 

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    Tuscan Pear

    Grey Goose Vodka's Tuscan Pear Cocktail Recipe
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    When you're in the mood for a flavorful, refreshing pear cocktail that is not too fancy but certainly not lacking in flavor, mix up the Tuscan pear.

    This is another recipe that requires pear vodka, which many liquor stores now stock. Toss some limoncello, a ginger liqueur, a hint of simple syrup and orange juice into the cocktail shaker and shake it up. Strain it over ice and a smooth sipping lowball is yours to savor.