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Spiced Pear Collins Cocktail Recipe

Early autumn is all about pears and apples and it’s almost as if the cool crispness of the changing weather is packed into each bite. Both match nicely with warm spices resemblant of fall, so it's possible to create a drink that is equally refreshing for late summer with hints of the changing season. The overall medicinal and antioxidant benefits of ginger and cinnamon make this Spiced Pear Collins a satisfying September sipper that will help build up your immunity for the cold season.

Ingredients for

Spiced Pear Collins Cocktail Recipe

1 ½ ounces gin

1 ounce pear purée

1 ounce Julian apple cider 

¾ ounce ginger tea (infuse overnight with a few sprigs of thyme) 

¼ ounce lemon

Sparkling water


Instructions for

Spiced Pear Collins Cocktail Recipe

Add all ingredients to a shaker tin with ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a Collins glass over ice. Top with sparkling water. Garnish with a nutmeg and cinnamon sugar rim and a pear slice.

Frequently asked

Questions About This Recipe

How do you make a pear purée?

Simply remove the peel and core out the seeds of the pear(s), cube roughly into 1-inch chunks, and purée in a blender or food processor until smooth. Keep loftovers covered and refrigerate. Best to consume within 3 to 5 days.


Notes & Thoughts

Since Pears are In Season

You might as well make this Baked Brie with Spiced Persimmons and Pears to go with your Spiced Pear Collins.

This recipe is intended for those 21+. Please drink responsibly.

Originally published in Edible San Diego Magazine, No. 63, Fall 2021.