By Christie Vanover | Published December 6, 2012 | Last Updated March 13, 2023
This simple syrup has beautiful, subtle flavors of the season and makes great martinis. It’s best served with gin or vodka.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add 1 ounce of Pear-Ginger Simple Syrup, 2 ounces of vodka or gin. Top and shake until the shaker is cold to the touch. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a pear slice.
Fill a glass with ice, add 1 ounce of Pear-Ginger Simple Syrup, 2 ounces of gin, 1 ounce of tonic water. Stir to chill and garnish with a sliced pear.
Fill a kid-friendly glass with ice. Fill it two-thirds full with Sprite or 7-Up. Add an ounce or so of Pear-Ginger Simple Syrup. Stir with a straw or licorice stick.
Pear-Ginger Simple Syrup
- 1 ½ cups plus 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 cup chopped pear
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger about one-inch
- 1 ½ cups water
- 1 cinnamon stick
- pinch of kosher salt
- Slice the pear and ginger. I used Asian pear, but any type will work.
- Place 1 tablespoon of sugar in a saucepot with the pear and ginger. Cook down for about five minutes, until tender.
- Add 1 ½ cups sugar, water, cinnamon stick and salt to the pot and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. If you want more intense flavors, you can let the mixture cool for 30 minutes.
- Strain the liquid twice to remove the fruit and cinnamon stick. Pour the cooled mixture into a bottle or pitcher.
The nutrition information is an estimate created using an online nutrition calculator