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Ciderhouse Pear Cocktail Recipe

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

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

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Ciderhouse Pear Cocktail Recipe

Ciderhouse Pear Cocktail Recipe

The holiday cocktail that will win all the awards? The Ciderhouse Pear Cocktail recipe from Saveur but made pear flavored with the addition of pear juice and pear liqueur.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Resting Time 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 40 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 167 kcal


  • 1 gallon unfiltered apple cider
  • 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
  • Strips of orange peel for garnish
  • Cinnamon stick for 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, pear juice, and 1 ounce of the boiled cider 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
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