1. Festive Pear Kombucha
Festive Pear Kombucha

Festive Pear Kombucha

Lauren Grier | Drinks, Pears |American

This fizzy, fruity cocktail is made with delicious Royal Riviera Pears, ginger, and kombucha tea. This recipe is so fun and combines some of our favorite flavors!

The holidays should feel like a breeze, but can sometimes feel frantic. We have a solution to keep us all from turning into the Grinch this holiday season. When hosting a party or impromptu dinner, it's always great to have a simple cocktail ready to pour. With a few ingredients, you can turn someone's frown upside down. A huge component of making the perfect cocktail is having a simple syrup ready on-hand. The beauty of simple syrup is you can switch out the flavors and make many different kinds of drinks.

For this Pear Ginger Kombucha Fizz, we made the best simple syrup using Royal Riviera Pears and fresh ginger. Pear and ginger are like two peas in a pod. The juicy, slight sweetness from the pears mixed with spicy zing of the ginger adds a depth of flavor to any cocktail. Plus, with a little effervescence from kombucha, you have a sublime cocktail that will make you feel like you are on an island with a cool breeze.

Festive Pear Kombucha

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Royal Riviera Pears, sliced thinly
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 shots vodka
  • 2 cups ginger lemon kombucha
  • Fresh pomegranates, garnish
  • Fresh thyme sprig, garnish
  • ice


  1. In a saucepan, add water, sugar, 1/2 cup pears and fresh ginger.
  2. Bring to a slight simmer and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat to cool completely.
  3. Strain the simple syrup through a fine mesh sieve and set aside.
  4. Fill a cocktail glass with crushed ice. Add 1 shot of vodka, 1 tablespoon pear simple syrup, and fill the rest with ginger lemon kombucha.
  5. Garnish the cocktail with pear slices, pomegranate seeds, and thyme!
  6. Repeat the process with for remaining cocktails. Serve and enjoy!
Makes: 2 cocktails
Serves: 2 servings