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The Apples and Pears Cocktail


The Apples and Pears cocktail.

Apples and pears? This autumnal vodka cocktail contains both of these fall favorites. 

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For the drink

  • 1 1/2 Ounce Stolichnaya Gala Applik Vodka
  • 1 1/2 Ounce pear juice
  • 3/4 Ounces vanilla-nutmeg syrup
  • 1/2 Ounce fresh lime juice
  • 5 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 Ounce hard cider

For the vanilla-nutmeg syrup

  • 2 Cups sugar
  • 2 Cups water
  • 2 Teaspoons nutmeg
  • 6 vanilla beans, cut in half lengthwise


For the drink

Add all the ingredients except the cider to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake well and strain into a double Old Fashioned glass filled with fresh ice. Top with the cider and garnish with an apple slice and a sprinkle of grated nutmeg.

For the vanilla-nutmeg syrup

Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring until the sugar is fully dissolved. Let the syrup cool completely and strain into a closed container. Store in the refrigerator.