1. Spiced Pear Moscow Mule
Spiced Pear Moscow Mule

Spiced Pear Moscow Mule

Harry & David | Drinks, Pears |American

The holidays are always a cause for celebration, and celebration calls for festive cocktails to share with friends and family. If you're hosting this year and need a drink to satisfy any palate, try whipping up this Spiced Pear Moscow Mule made with Harry & David pears!

A classic Moscow Mule is one of the simplest classic cocktails to prepare. With just a can of ginger beer, a splash of vodka, a squeeze of lime, and an iconic copper mug, this drink packs a spicy and flavorful punch. we're putting a twist on the traditional recipe with the addition of a spiced pear simple syrup. Just cook down some delicious Royal Riviera Pears and your favorite winter spices to create a syrup that will add a subtle sweetness to any beverage. The amount of syrup can be adjusted depending on how much sweetness you like, but we prefer a 1:2 ratio of syrup to alcohol. And, depending on your taste in spirits, the vodka can be substituted for rum (called a Dark and Stormy) or whiskey (a Kentucky Mule). Not a drinker? Ginger Beer is non-alcoholic and tastes amazing with the addition of the syrup and lime. Cheers!

Spiced Pear Moscow Mule

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 0 minutes | Total Time: 5 minutes


For spiced pear simple syrup

  • 3/4 cup of pear juice (homemade works great!)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1-2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cardamom
  • 1 Harry & David Royal Riviera Pear diced

For the pear Moscow mule

  • 1oz Spiced Pear Simple Syrup (adjust to preferences)
  • 2oz vodka
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Sliced pear for garnish


For spiced pear simple syrup

  1. Pour juice and sugar into pot and bring to boil, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Add cinnamon stick, nutmeg, cardamom, and diced pear and cook down for 2-5 minutes.
  3. Allow mixture to cool completely and then strain to remove residual spices and fruit pieces.
  4. Store in a mason jar in the refrigerator for longest shelf life, syrup should make 5-10 drinks depending on preferences.

To assemble

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with simple syrup and vodka. Shake vigorously.
  2. Pour liquid into copper mug, then add juice of half a lime.
  3. Pour in half a can of ginger beer, and fill remainder of mug with ice.
  4. Add sliced pear to garnish or float in your cocktail (it makes a great snack!)
Makes: 5-10 drinks
Serves: 5-10 servings