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Spiced Pear Cocktail

Staff Writer
Spiced Pear Cocktail
Courtesy of The Inn at Dos Brisas

The Spiced Pear Cocktail

"This is the perfect cocktail for transitioning from winter into spring," says Joel Tennyson, wine director of The Inn at Dos Brisas of his Spiced Pear Cocktail.  "The ginger adds a kick to wake up your palate. Pears are not a fruit you often find in cocktails, but they add the perfect balance of sweetness to play on the acidity and the spice of the ginger."

Deliver Ingredients


  • 1 1/2 Ounce Tito’s vodka
  • 2 Ounces pear reduction or pear cider
  • 1 Teaspoon pressed ginger
  • 1/4 lemon, squeezed
  • Ginger ale, to top
  • Thin slice of fresh pear, for garnish


Combine all liquid ingredients and shake well. Pour into Mason jar over ice. Garnish with a slice of fresh pear.

Spice Shopping Tip

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Spice Cooking Tip

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.