Pear Chai Toddy Recipe

Susan Palmer | Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

Pear Chai Toddy can bring the warmest of comfort on a chilly day. The pears combine beautifully with the winter spices.

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You know how some people love the hot weather, while others can’t wait until it feels like Siberia outside? Well, I’m neither of those people, I’m one of those folks that would like the temperature to stay at a constant 70 degrees year-round, but still enjoy changing seasons. I realize this dream will never be possible in my lifetime – or ever but one can dream (or read enough science fiction).

Pear Chai Toddy Picture

Essentially what this means is that when the temperatures start hitting 40 degrees or lower, I start bundling up and breaking out the hot beverages. Now I’m not a coffee drinker, but I love tea, and I love it even more when it gets spiked with a little bourbon and fruit essence - like my Pear Chai Toddy here.

Pear Chai Toddy Image

Hot Toddies have some sort of magical properties in my mind. Besides warming you up on the coldest days, they are the perfect boost when you’re fighting the dreaded winter cold. It’s that mix of hot water, lemon and honey, with a sharp bite of bourbon that lifts your spirits and kills your germs.

Pear Chai Toddy Pic

I love the original and can be seen drinking plenty of them, but I also like to change up my hot beverage drinking game just a little. Pear goes so beautifully with warming winter spices, such as cinnamon, clove and cardamom, and that’s why it made sense to me to break out the chai for this round. Plus, I always feel like pear gets a little over looked between apples and pumpkins, it’s time it got its cocktail due.

While this drink can be put together easily enough with pear juice or nectar, I prefer to blend up a batch of pear puree myself for a really fresh hit without any added stuff. All that’s left to do is boil some water, steep your chai and you are ready to go. Sitting by a blazing fire is totally optional. 

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Pear Chai Toddy Recipe

  2 Servings


For the Pear Nectar:
  • 3 Ripe Pears, Any variety, cored and chopped
For the Pear Chai Toddy:
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 Spiced Chai Tea Bags, Regular or decaf
  • 1 teaspoon Honey, Divided
  • 3 ounces Bourbon, Divided
  • 6 tablespoons Pear Nectar
  • Cinnamon Sticks and Pear Slices, For garnish


To Make the Pear Puree:

  1. Place the pears in your blender and puree.
  2. Place the puree over a fine mesh strainer set over a bowl and using a rubber spatula push the puree through. Toss the excess pulp remaining in the strainer.
  3. Leftover nectar can be frozen in an ice cube tray or stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

To Make the Pear Chai Toddies:

  1. Bring the water to a boil and place in a tea pot or measure cup and add the tea bags to steep for 3 minutes.
  2. Grab two mugs and add 1/2 teaspoon honey, 1 1/2 ounces of bourbon and 3 tablespoons of pear nectar in each mug.
  3. Stir together and top with the chai, stir again to combine.
  4. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and pear slice, serve immediately. 


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Author: Susan Palmer
Recipe Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
Calories 317

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 6mg
Total Carbohydrate 52g
  Dietary Fiber 8g
  Sugars 39g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Susan Palmer

About Susan

Susan bakes up delicious treats as the Girl in the Little Red Kitchen at home in Brooklyn. She's joined Food Fanatic as a Cocktails and Boozy Desserts Fanatic, and we could not be more excited!

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