Vanilla Pear Gin Fizz Recipe

Susan Palmer | Girl in the Little Red Kitchen Updated

This Vanilla Pear Gin Fizz is a cocktail you'll love for fall. Serve it with your favorite cold weather apps for a fun dinner party...

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I am so excited that Autumn is finally here. It is hands down my favorite time of year, from the perfect weather conditions to the beautiful scenery there isn’t much not to love about fall. However, I always feel like it’s the one season we get the shortest amount of time to love.

In the beginning, you almost always endure an Indian summer with temperatures still floating in the 80’s, and then once you get those comfortable cool and breezy days, suddenly wham, bam it’s cold and winter-esque outside. Is it too much to ask for a good solid 2 to 3 months of 50 and 60 degree weather? Huh? Huh?

Even if the temperatures don’t want to behave there’s still fall foods to look forward to. This is the time to get cozy in the kitchen with hearty meals and cocktails that make you want to wrap up in a big blanket and sit by a roaring fire. A prime example is this vanilla pear gin fizz cocktail.

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Inspiration for the cocktail was due to the fact that our fridge was stocked piled to the max with farm fresh pears from my CSA. We pick up every other week with our farm share, but pick up a double share of fruit because 1) the two of us + the pug consumes a lot of fruit and 2) the double share is a real bonus at the beginning of the season with fresh berries.

This time of the year? Well, don’t get me wrong, I love pears and apples, but only to a certain point. So when the farm is already handing out 10 pears per single share, 20 pears is a lot to handle for a household of two and a hungry dog.

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The logical solution was to a make a cocktail. Sure, a cocktail only takes care of two pears, but it was a start to diminishing the item that had taken ahold of my fridge. This may be a cold drink, but it has that warm and tingly feeling written all over it. Vanilla and pear are a natural combination and the gin keeps the cocktail crisp and fresh.

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Vanilla Pear Gin Fizz Recipe

  2 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium Pears, ripe
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste, or 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 ounce Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 ounce Lemon Juice
  • 4 ounces Gin
  • Club Soda

Directions

  1. Peel and core the pears and place in your blender to puree.
  2. Divide the pear puree between two old fashioned glasses (about 2 ounces of puree in each).
  3. Add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste or cut the vanilla bean in half and scrape the seeds placing 1/2 vanilla bean seeds in each glass.
  4. Add the simply syrup, lemon juice and gin and stir to combine.
  5. Fill the glasses with ice and top with club soda before serving. 

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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cocktail
Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
Calories 264

% Daily Value*
0%
Total Fat 0g
0%
  Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Sodium 2mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate 30g
6%
  Dietary Fiber 5g
  Sugars 21g
0%
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!