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Sparkling Ginger Pear Mocktail

Continuing with my love affair of all things ginger beer mocktails, we’ve got the Sparkling Ginger Pear Mocktail. It’s another simple one made with easy-to-find ingredients and full of customization ideas to switch up the flavors and make it your own!

Image of a sparkling ginger pear mocktail with a lemon and pear in the background
sparkling ginger pear mocktail

This mocktail is crisp, a little spicy, and strikes the perfect balance and sweet and sour. For this one, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 3 ounces of pear nectar (not juice)
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1½ ounces nonalcoholic whiskey or rum (optional)
  • Ice
  • Ginger beer
  • Pear slices for garnish (optional)

If you like ginger beer mocktails, I highly recommend also checking out my Lemon Ginger Fizz Mocktail recipe. It has a similar flavor profile.

pear nector, ginger beer, a bowl of simple syrup, a jigger of nonalcoholic whiskey, pear slices, and lemon slices
Sparkling Ginger Pear Mocktail Ingredients

How To Make a Sparkling Ginger Pear Mocktail

Step 1: In a cocktail shaker with ice, add the pear nectar, non-alcoholic whiskey (or rum), simple syrup, and fresh lemon juice. Shake until mixed and cool.

Step 2: Fill a cocktail glass with ice and pour the mixture into your glass.

Step 3: Top off the glass with ginger beer.

Step 4: Garnish with pear slices and lemon wedges (optional).

Pouring ginger beer into the glass to finish the sparkling ginger pear mocktail
add ginger beer to your ginger pear mocktail mixture

Variations and Substitutions:

  • Pear Nectar: If pear nectar isn’t available, you could use apple cider or peach nectar for a similar fruit-forward profile.
  • Change the Sweetener: Agave syrup or maple syrup can be used as alternatives to simple syrup, providing a similar sweetness with a slight variation in flavor.
  • Change the Citrus: Lime juice could be a good substitute if you’re looking for a slightly different citrus note.
  • Other Non-Alcoholic Liquor: Experiment with different non-alcoholic liquors like bourbon if you don’t have a NA whiskey or rum on hand. Anything with warm spice notes will work well.
  • More Fizz, Less Spice: For a less spicy option, you could use sparkling water or tonic water.
  • More Spice: For more spice, consider adding a small piece of muddled fresh ginger to the shaker.
  • Add Warm Spices: Add a pinch of ground cinnamon and nutmeg to the shaker before shaking. This adds a warm spiciness that complements the pear flavor beautifully.
  • Herbal Twist: Add a few fresh basil or thyme leaves to the shaker before shaking. The herbs will infuse the drink with a fresh, aromatic quality that pairs well with the sweetness of the pear and honey.
  • Spiced Rim: Before pouring the mocktail, you could rim the glass with a mix of sugar and cinnamon or a touch of chili powder for an extra flavor boost right before the first sip.
Picture of a Sparkling Ginger Pear Mocktail

Ginger Pear Mocktail FAQs

Can I make this mocktail in advance?

Yes, you can mix the pear nectar, honey syrup, and lemon juice in advance and keep it refrigerated. Add ice, ginger beer (or ale), and garnishes just before serving to maintain the fizz and freshness.

Is there a non-sugar alternative to simple syrup?

For a sugar-free alternative, you could use stevia or monk fruit syrup. Keep in mind that the sweetness level may vary, so adjust according to taste.

What can I use if I don’t have a cocktail shaker?

If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you can mix the ingredients thoroughly in a glass with a spoon or use a mason jar with a lid to shake the ingredients together.

How can I make my own simple syrup?

Simple syrup is made by mixing equal parts sugar and hot water until the honey is fully dissolved. Allow it to cool before using it in your mocktail. Store in a jar with an airtight lid in your fridge. Don’t store it on your counter. I read somewhere you can do this and ended up with mold. Bleh.

Can this recipe be made in a large batch for a party?

Absolutely! Just multiply the ingredients by the number of servings you need. Mix everything except the ginger beer and ice in a large pitcher. Serve over ice and top with ginger beer individually.

Are there any other fruit garnishes that work well with this mocktail?

Yes, besides pear slices, you could use apple slices, a twist of lemon or lime, berries, or even a sprig of an aromatic herb like mint or thyme for a decorative and flavorful addition.

Can I use canned pear nectar?

Yes, canned pear nectar works well. Just be sure to check for added sugars or preservatives if you’re looking for a more natural option.

How can I adjust the sweetness of the mocktail?

You can adjust the sweetness by varying the amount of simple syrup. Start with less and add more to taste. If you find it too sweet, add a bit more lemon juice to balance it out.

What if I want a stronger ginger flavor?

If you desire a stronger ginger flavor, you can muddle fresh ginger in the shaker before adding the other ingredients, or choose ginger beer over ginger ale for a more robust taste.

Picture of a Sparkling Ginger Pear Mocktail

Sparkling Ginger Pear Mocktail

Alicia Gilbert
If you're looking for a simple ginger beer mocktail or pear mocktail, this is the one! This refreshingly simple mocktail blends sweet and sour notes for a perfect, year-round mocktail choice. All you need is lemon juice, pear nectar, a non-alcoholic whiskey or rum (optional), and simple syrup!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 1

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 3 oz pear nectar
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 1 oz lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1.5 oz non-alcoholic whiskey (or NA rum)
  • ginger beer
  • ice
  • pear slices for garnish (optional)
  • lemon wedges for garnish (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Put ice cubes in a cocktail shaker and add the lemon juice, pear nectar, NA whiskey, and simple syrup. Shake well.
  • Strain and add the mixture to a cocktail glass with ice.
  • Top off the glass with ginger beer. Gently stir.
  • Add pear slices and lemon wedges for garnish (optional)
Keyword Ginger Beer Mocktails, lemon, pear mocktails
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