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Homemade Pear & Ginger Cocktail Syrup

December 20, 2019 (Last Updated: July 27, 2020)

This pear and ginger syrup is such a perfect addition to a holiday party cocktail station, and a simple, special way to add a little sweet, ginger spicy elegance to champagne or Prosecco! Two of my favorite winter flavors for any holiday cocktail party!

If you’re not a fan of peppermint cocktails for Christmas, this is the cocktail mixer for you!

A small bottle of pear-ginger syrup on a table, along with a sliced pear, a small bowl of ginger and small pear slices.

Homemade syrups like these really make cocktails taste extra fresh and refined. It’s also an inexpensive way to make large batch cocktail for a party! With just a few bottles of Prosecco and 1 bottle of St. Germain, you can fill a party punch bowl with this gorgeous Sparkling Pear & Ginger cocktail!

I’m making this cocktail for my family Christmas party this year! I’m going to make the cocktail syrup the day before, then simply add it to a glass bottle with the other ingredients!

That way, I can just make the pretty garnishes before the party, and store the cocktail in the fridge till it’s ready to simply pour and serve!

A pear and ginger cocktail, garnished with sliced pears on a cocktail pin and a few baby's breath flowers.

A Few Common Questions:

1. How long will this cocktail syrup last?

Ginger-pear cocktail syrup will last for up to 2 weeks when refrigerated. You can also freeze it and keep it for at least 3-4 months if stored in an airtight container.

2. What do I need for this recipe?

  • Cutting board & sharp knife
  • Fine grater/zester
  • Sauce pan
  • Potato masher
  • Nut bag (or cheese cloth)
  • Large Bowl

A sliced pear on a cutting board.

How to make Pear & Ginger Cocktail Syrup – step by step

1. Slice a pear into small pieces, discarding the core.

2. Peel and grate ½ cup of fresh ginger.

3. Add ginger and pear to a sauce pan with ½ cup of water. Allow to simmer on low for 20 minutes.

4. After 20 minutes, use a potato masher to mash the pear as much as you can.

A step by step process showing how to make pear-ginger syrup.

5. Add 2 tbsp. of sugar. I used Sugar in the Raw, but you can also use white, granulated sugar. Stir and allow to simmer for 5 more minutes.

6. Place pear-ginger mixture in a container and refrigerate for about 15 minutes so it will be cool enough to handle.

7. Either use cheesecloth or (my preferred method) a nut bag to squeeze the syrup out of the mixture.

8. Squeeze pear-ginger syrup out and refrigerate until used.

A step by step process showing how to make pear-ginger syrup.

I hope you love this pear & ginger cocktail syrup as much as I do!

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A small bottle of pear-ginger syrup on a table, along with a sliced pear, a small bowl of ginger and small pear slices.
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Homemade Pear & Ginger Cocktail Syrup

This pear and ginger syrup is such a perfect addition to a holiday party cocktail station, and a simple, special way to add a little sweet, ginger spicy elegance to champagne or Prosecco!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Cooling Time15 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: International
Keyword: pear and ginger syrup
Servings: 8 oz.
Calories: 32kcal

Equipment

  • Cutting board & sharp knife
  • Fine grater/zester
  • sauce pan
  • potato masher
  • Nut bag (or cheese cloth)
  • mixing bowl

Ingredients

  • ½

    cup

    ginger

    - grated
  • 1 pear - sliced
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar

Instructions

  • Slice a pear into small pieces, discarding the core. Peel and grate ½ cup of fresh ginger.
  • Add ginger and pear to a sauce pan with ½ cup of water. Allow to simmer on low for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, use a potato masher to mash the pear as much as you can.
  • Add 2 tbsp. of sugar. Stir and allow to simmer for 5 more minutes.
  • Place pear-ginger mixture in a container and refrigerate for about 15 minutes so it will be cool enough to handle. Once cooled, either use cheesecloth or (my preferred method) a nut bag to squeeze the syrup out of the mixture. Refrigerate until used.

Notes

Ginger-pear cocktail syrup will last for up to 2 weeks when refrigerated. You can also freeze it and keep it for at least 3-4 months if stored in an airtight container.
If you're looking for the perfect cocktail to make with this syrup, try my Sparkling Pear & Ginger cocktail!

Nutrition

Serving: 8oz. | Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg

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