Craving a sweet drink treat with a little pizzazz? Pear Vanilla Gin Fizz is a delightful new way to enjoy your daily allowance of fruit! Starting with a homemade pear-vanilla syrup, then accompanied by sweet pear juice, a splash of gin, soda water, and some crushed ice to create a new and refreshing take on a classic cocktail. There is nothing prickly about Pear Vanilla Gin Fizz… you are going to embrace and love it! How sweet it is!


For the pear-vanilla syrup:

  • 1 cup Bartlett pears, finely chopped or blended, plus more, to taste, sliced, for garnish
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vanilla syrup

For the cocktail:

  • pear juice, to taste
  • granulated sugar, to taste
  • 6 ounces gin
  • 3 cups soda water
  • ice, to taste, crushed
  • vanilla bean powder, to taste, for garnish


Step 1 –In medium saucepan over medium heat, add 1 cup of the chopped pears, 1/2 cup of the granulated sugar, the water, and the vanilla syrup and bring to a boil, stirring frequently.

Step 2 –Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook the syrup until it becomes amber in color and the pears have broken down, about 5-8 minutes.

Step 3 –Transfer the saucepan from the heat and strain the syrup into a small pitcher, using a spoon to press any of the remaining liquid out of the pear solids. Discard the solids or save for another use.

Step 4 –Let the pear-vanilla syrup cool to room temperature.

Step 5 –In a small, shallow bowl, add the pear juice.

Step 6 –In a second small, shallow bowl, add the remaining granulated sugar.

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Step 7 –Individually dip the rims of four cocktail glasses into the pear juice, then into the sugar.

Step 8 –Let the glasses sit until the coated rims are firm, about 5 minutes.

Step 9 –Add 1 1/2 ounces of the gin and 2 tablespoons of the pear-vanilla syrup to each of the prepared glasses and whisk or stir to combine.

Step 10 –Top each of the gin mixtures with 3/4 cup of the soda water and the ice and stir to combine.

Step 11 –Serve the drinks garnished with the extra pear slices and the vanilla powder.