Pear vodka may not be among the most popular sweet flavors of vodka in everyday cocktail recipes, but it’s a surefire way to spice up your drinks with a novel and smooth taste. And if you’re hosting a party or gathering soon, then the pear flavor will leave your guests perking an eyebrow after the first sip.
The reason pear vodka works so well is because of the combination of the spiciness and crispness of vodka with the light and subtle sweetness of pears. And when the cocktail is done right, you get a satisfying drink to enjoy.
So if you’ve recently picked up a bottle of pear-flavored vodka, ready up some fresh pear slices and your other ingredients, get your cocktail shaker, and take a look at the 12 best pear vodka cocktails you must try.
- Classic Pear Martini
- Pear Martini with Elderflower Liqueur
- Pear Vodka and Cranberry Cocktail
- Autumn Pear Cosmopolitan
- Pear Vodka Soda
- Pear Vodka Breeze
- Sparkling Shamrock Cocktail
- Pears Ginger Ale
- Ginger Pear Martini
- Daphne Martini
- Pear Prosecco
- Spiced Pear Vodka
We’re starting with a relatively easy yet potent cocktail recipe: the classic pear martini. And despite being easy to make, the result is a fancy-looking drink that pairs well with elegant dinners and starters but works best with snacks and appetizers.
The flavor is light and slightly sweet, with a notable hint of citrus flavor that goes well with the sweetness.
This pear martini recipe only requires Absolut pear vodka (you can use others, but we recommend Absolut for this one), triple sec, fresh lemon juice, and a pear slice for garnish. Optionally, you can add bitters at the end for a deeper flavor.
As for the assembly, it couldn’t be easier! Just grab your cocktail shaker, fill it with ice, pour all your ingredients in, and shake it well.
Lastly, strain the drink into a chilled martini glass and use the pear slice to garnish the rim. And if you’re feeling bold, you can leave a few slices in the drink to infuse and soak up its flavor. It would definitely be a nice treat when you finish your cocktail.
We have another pear martini recipe that’s slightly more complex but yields a satisfying result. The pear martini with elderflower liqueur has a sweeter taste than its traditional counterpart in an equally elegant-looking form.
To make this cocktail recipe, you’ll need two ounces of pear vodka, half an ounce of elderflower liqueur, an ounce of fresh lemon juice, an ounce of simple syrup, and pear slices for garnish. And we’re sure you can already tell how this recipe is sweeter than the classic pear martini.
The light sweetness of pear vodka is enhanced by the floral and aromatic smoothness of the elderflower liqueur, then further overwhelmed with the simple syrup. Sounds too sweet? That’s why we have lemon juice to break it.
Making it is also incredibly easy. You simply combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker full of ice, shake it well for 10-20 seconds, then sieve it into a chilled martini glass.
Moving on from fancy drinks, we now have a super fruity cocktail that can work well as a freshener during the summer heat or a light casual indoor treat. But in truth, it’s so versatile that you can use it and adjust it to suit any occasion you want.
As you can guess from the name, this recipe combines the subtlety of pear vodka with the tartness of cranberry juice. In addition, the triple sec and lime juice add plenty of satisfying citrus sourness. And don’t forget to pick a fresh mint sprig to enhance the aromatic experience and a few pear slices for garnish.
This cocktail is suitable for a gathering. So if you want to make it, combine the liquid ingredients in a large pitcher and stir until they’re mixed well. Then pour into glasses and garnish with mint leaves and pear wedges.
We’re back to elegant drinks with an interesting twist on the classic cosmopolitan cocktail. Instead of regular vodka, we’re using pear vodka, of course. More importantly, we’re relying on white cranberry juice instead of the regular one, which is why this drink turns out so white and cloudy instead of the traditional red-magenta tone of cosmo cocktails.
Apart from those two ingredients, you’ll also need half an ounce of triple sec (Cointreau works well here), half an ounce of lime juice, and cranberries and pear slices for garnish.
If you prefer your pear cosmo sweeter, you can half the quantity of lime juice for ½-1 ounce simple syrup.
Time for a sparkling pear drink that you can integrate into your summer repertoire of heat-combating cocktail recipes: the Absolut pear vodka soda.
This recipe is all about fruity fizz with a hint of citrus and a lot of ice because it must be served cold. To make it, you’ll need pear vodka (we recommend Absolut, as this recipe comes directly from them), lime juice, and soda water. For the garnish, cut up a fresh pear into slices and wheels.
The original recipe recommends one wheel and one pear slice, but you can add more depending on your preference. Keep in mind that the wheels will be inside the rocks glass once you pour the mixture in, allowing them to be infused with the drink.
While we’re on the topic of summer drinks, we can’t overlook the colorful and flavorful pear vodka breeze, which is all about fruity infusion with the smoothness of vodka.
Making the pear vodka breeze is simple, as you only need 1 1⁄2 ounces of pear vodka as a base, then top it off with equal parts apple juice and cranberry juice.
Don’t forget to use plenty of ice to keep it as cold as possible for a long time. And you get bonus points if you garnish the rim with a lime wedge!
Lemonade fans, gather up for a clever twist on your beloved drink using pear vodka and a handful of fresh ingredients.
Although the sparkling shamrock was originally made as a St. Patrick’s Day cocktail, you can enjoy it throughout the year if you have the fresh ingredients it needs, which are cucumbers, lemon juice, and a mint sprig for garnish.
Other ingredients include simple syrup and elderflower liqueur. Once you combine all the above ingredients with your vodka, top it off with lemonade.
Another tall drink you can make with pear vodka is this yummy ginger drink. And although the original recipe calls it an ale, it actually uses ginger beer, which has a stronger and spicier flavor that goes well with the light tones of pear and vodka.
You can break this flavor combination with a ⅓-½ ounce of lime juice, depending on how citrusy you like your drinks.
We’re not quite done with martinis yet! This time, we have a ginger pear martini that’s as smooth as it is warm.
This recipe requires two pieces of fresh ginger. And once you muddle them in your cocktail shaker, you’ll already begin to smell the earthy and peppery aroma that’ll reflect on your drink.
Once it’s muddled, add ice, pear vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup, then shake well before straining into a martini glass.
A deep-blue sea martini with a fruity flavor, pear vodka, AND gin? Why didn’t anyone tell us about the Daphne pear martini recipe earlier?!
It’s undoubtedly a strong drink, as you’ll need 1½ ounces of pear vodka and 1½ ounces of gin as a base, topped with half ounces of blue curaçao liqueur and dry vermouth. You can also add a dash of orange bitters if you’re feeling bold.
And although it’s a martini, this one is served in a rock glass. Strain it and enjoy!
The pear prosecco is a group punch that you can make for your big gathering if you’re tired of using plain prosecco wine. But be ready to make it hours in advance so you can serve it cold!
First, you’ll need to make a pear simple syrup by boiling one diced pear with 1½ cups of water and sugar each. For an extra spicy flavor, add a cinnamon stick in the process.
Once it’s combined and cooled down, pour it into a pitcher and add 6 ounces of pear vodka with a bottle of prosecco.
If you have a week or two to prepare for an event, why not make this hearty and spicy-infused cocktail that’s perfect for pear season?
To make this cocktail, add two cups of pear vodka (you can also use plain for this one) into a large jar with two pears, ten cloves, three slices of fresh ginger, and a cinnamon stick.
Seal the jar well and let the ingredients infuse in a cool room. After five days, start sampling until you reach your desired outcome.
There’s no shortage of delicious pear vodka cocktails to suit all your needs and occasions. From smooth martinis to ice-cold summer drinks and wine mixtures to spicy cocktails, there’s something on this list for everyone!