It is a controversial topic, but we need you all to be honest. Is pear a fall and winter fruit or a spring and summer fruit? We think it is a fall and winter fruit so we added it to our gin and tonic series, and in our opinion it fits perfectly. Although, as we said before, we are a little biased.
Similar to apples, pears have been around for quite some time now, supposedly since around 1000 B.C. There are currently over 3000 variants around the world and as shocking as it might sound, they are actually a part of the rose family. Not to mention, they taste lovely when mixed with gin.
To take it to the next level, we mixed our favorite spirit, gin with a bit of elderflower syrup and fresh vanilla bean. The vanilla truly brings out the winter flavors that make this gin drink a cold weather favorite. In addition you can add a splash of fresh squeezed pear juice, but we found that adding in pear slices does the trick as well. Another option is to smash a bit of pear into the glass before adding in the rest of the ingredients.
If you prefer other fruits instead of pears, feel free to swap it out for a different winter fruit like apples, grapefruits, or oranges. If you are making this cocktail in a different season, strawberries and raspberries are a great alternative.
Pear Gin and Tonic
- 2 Ounces Gin
- 4-5 Ounces Tonic Water
- 1/2 Ounce Elderflower Liqueur or syrup
- 1/4 Vanilla bean
Into a glass add in the ice, gin, and tonic water. Stir in the vanilla bean seeds, garnish with a slice of pear and a stick of herb. Get cozy, sip, and enjoy.
Looking for more gin and tonic drinks? Have a look at the Autumn Gin and Tonic, Apple Cider Gin and Tonic, Rosemary Gin and Tonic, and Fig Jam Gin and Tonic . If you’re looking for even more cocktail inspiration, be sure to check out our cocktail section on the website for even more delicious drink ideas. Happy sipping!