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Ciderhouse Pear Cocktail Recipe

Pear Bourbon Cocktail Recipe

The holidays should be just as much about relaxing as they are about celebrating so be sure to make time for downtime.

I’m talking fireside with your coziest blanket, great company, and an amazing cocktail. 

Lately, said amazing cocktail has been this Ciderhouse Pear Cocktail recipe from Saveur but made pear flavored with the addition of pear juice and, one of my favorite fall flavors, St George Spirits Spiced Pear Liqueur.

Now, go stock up on all your cooking essentials, then head into the kitchen, make this, and share it with us by tagging @saltandwind on social!

Pear Bourbon Cocktail Recipe
Pear Bourbon Cocktail Recipe

Ciderhouse Pear Cocktail Recipe

The holiday cocktail that will win all the awards in our book? The Ciderhouse Pear Cocktail recipe from Saveur but given a pear flavor thanks to the addition of pear juice and pear liqueur.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 167 kcal


For The Reduced Pear Cider:

  • 1 gallon unfiltered apple cider

For The Pear Coctail:

  • 1 1/2 ounces good-quality bourbon
  • 1 ounce unsweetened pear juice
  • 1 ounce boiled cider
  • 1/2 ounce Spiced Pear Liqueur such as St George Spirits
  • Ice cubes

For Garnish:

  • Strips of orange peel optional garnish
  • Cinnamon stick optional garnish


  • Reduce The Pear Cider: Gently boil apple cider in a heavy-bottomed pot, stirring occasionally, until it has reduced to 1/8 the original volume (making 2 cups syrup), about 2 hours. Let cool to room temperature and store, refrigerated, in an air-tight container.
    TIP: The boiled cider can be made two weeks ahead - store refrigerated in an airtight container and bring to room temperature (at least until pourable) before using.
  • Make The Cocktail: Combine bourbon, pear liqueur, 1 ounce of the boiled cider, and pear juciie over ice and stir gently.
    If desired, light a match and flame the orange peel (check out this tutorial for tips). Twist orange zest and drop into drink, stir again, and serve.
    TIP: You don't have to flame the orange peel but it will give it a more distinct flavor (and looks cool when you make it)!



Serving: 1 cocktailCalories: 167kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 0.04gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.02gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 71mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 0.3IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword Aperitivo, Fancy cocktail, Fancy drink, happy hour
Tried this recipe?Mention @saltandwind or tag #swsociety!

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