Bourbon Pear Spritzer

Pumpkins are out and Pears are what you need. 

They’re a simple fruit with a light sweetness that can be spiced for a great twist on a seasonal beverage. Even better, it won’t taste like a candle and you can still feel at home wearing Ugg boots while enjoying responsibly.

Ginger Sage Simple Syrup

INGREDIENTS

  • Equal parts water to sugar (I used 1 cup of each) 
  • 5 cubes of frozen ginger 
  • 4 – 5 sage leaves

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat, until simmering. Be sure to continually whisk until the sugar is dissolved. 
  2. Once combined and simmering, remove from heat and let it sit for 5-10 mins for the flavors to absorb. 
  3. Strain and store in a glass jar until you’re ready to use. 

Bourbon Pear Spritzer

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ½ oz bourbon 
  • 2 oz fresh pear juice 
  • 2 oz ginger ale 
  • 1 tbsp ginger sage simple syrup 
  • 1 pear & sage leaves (for a garnish) Tip: to really spice it up, a poached pear in red wine (Pinot Noir) will add an extra tang and additional color.

DIRECTIONS

  1. Take a glass filled with ice and mix in bourbon, pear juice, ginger ale, and ginger sage simple syrup. 
  2. Serve with a beautiful pear garnish and sprigs of sage. 

Remember garnishes always add a nice touch, even when you’re simply enjoying some alone time at home.

Happy Holidays and Happy Drinking!

three glasses of bourbon pear spritzer with four pears in the background