Pear & Cucumber Cocktails

These cocktails are so delightfully fall – the pear is unexpected and the cucumber makes it light and fresh. These would pair so well with any of the fall foods – I liked the cool and freshness since it has been so unseasonably warm here lately.

The Three Bite Rule - Pear & Cucumber Cocktail

Mix these to order for a group and there are a bunch of options for a twist. The simple syrup + ginger ale would make it lovely without alcohol – always have a fun non-alcoholic offering. Skip the vodka and swap with champagne for a lovely morning or pre-dinner cocktail for another great option.

Pear & Cucumber Cocktail:

1/2 ripe pear
2-3 tablespoons simple syrup
1/4 cup water
a few slices of cucumber
1 oz vodka

In a small pot, bring pear, sugar, and water to a simmer for 5-10 minutes. Then let cool and strain (if desired).

The Three Bite Rule - Pear & Cucumber Cocktail

Shake together ice, vodka, pear simple syrup, and a few slices of cucumber.

The Three Bite Rule - Pear & Cucumber Cocktail

Pour into a glass over ice, then top with ginger ale (or soda water) and a cucumber slice or two.

The Three Bite Rule - Pear & Cucumber Cocktail

I loved it. The pear + cucumber + ginger ale is gentle but all those flavors are distinct. It isn’t all that fruity or herby and I looove the bubbles. How perfect would these be in flutes with champagne?

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