Vanilla Pear Moscow Mules
These Vanilla Pear Moscow Mules are super simple to stir together, and are a fun and festive cocktail for Christmas or any celebration! They are made with pear juice, ginger beer, vanilla vodka and lime. They’re so simple to mix up but holiday-worthy nonetheless!
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Why We Love This Recipe For Vanilla Pear Moscow Mules
These Vanilla Pear Moscow Mules are just what you need this holiday season. They are a serious crowd pleaser and are super simple to make–the hardest part is squeezing the lemon, and I think we can all handle squeezing a lemon.
If you didn’t already know, pear and vanilla are a classic flavor combo (as are pear and ginger), so the trio of them together is really something delicious here in these Moscow Mules!
This drink is even included in my list of 15 Festive Winter Cocktails, so you know it has to be good!
Key Ingredients For This Recipe
I like to use Absolut vanilla vodka but use whichever you prefer. You could even infuse your own if you’re feeling crafty.
Pear juice is so velvety and thick. The label says 2 grams of fiber, which means there are more fruit solids than in other clear juices like apple juice. The texture is more akin to a very light smoothie rather than juice. And the taste is the essence of pear.
You can find pear juice with other natural juices at good supermarkets, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, etc.
How to Make These Pear Moscow Mules
Combine the vanilla vodka, pear juice or nectar, ginger beer, and lemon juice in a pitcher. Stir to combine. Divide ice among 4 mugs, preferably copper. Divide the pear mixture among the mugs. Garnish with pear and lemon, if desired.
FAQs and Expert Tips
I love serving these drinks alongside appetizers like my Pesto Crostini, Cranberry Flatbreads, 15 Minute Chicken Salad Bites and Roasted Grape Crostini. They all come together in no time and are major crowd-pleasers.
Combine the vodka, lemon juice and pear juice or nectar in a pitcher. Store covered in the fridge until ready to serve. Pour into glasses with ice and top with ginger beer.
You can keep the cocktail mix (or leftover cocktail) in the fridge for up to one week. If storing for more than a day, make sure it’s in an airtight container. Note that if the ginger beer is mixed in, it will go flat almost immediately.
Swap out the vanilla vodka with additional ginger beer. To add vanilla back in, you could make a quick vanilla syrup with sugar, vanilla extract and water.
How Many Drinks to Serve for a Party
If you are planning to serve these Vanilla Pear Moscow Mules this Thanksgiving or for a Holiday Cocktail Party, Here are some basic guidelines for planning the number of drinks to serve.
- For a typical 2 ½ hour cocktail party:
- Cocktails- 2 ½ per person
- Champagne or sparkling wine- 1 bottle for every 2-3 guests
- Wine- 1 bottle for every 2-3 guests
- Liquor- 1 quart or liter for every 10-12 guests
- Adjust up or down depending on the weather, age of guests, time of day, and amount of food being served.
Other Festive Cocktails For Your Holiday Celebrations
If you’re in search of more Christmas cocktail ideas, my White Sangria, Pomegranate Lemon Drop Martini
and Grapefruit Champagne Cocktail are always a hit!
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Happy Cooking! ~KatiePrint
Vanilla Pear Moscow Mules
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
These Vanilla Pear Moscow Mules combine the flavos of ginger, vanilla and pear in a fun and festive cocktail for Thanksgiving, Christmas and more!
- 6 ounces vanilla vodka
- ¾ cup pear juice or nectar
- ½ cup ginger beer
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Enough ice for 4 mugs
- lemon slices and pear slices for garnish, optional
- Combine vodka, pear juice or nectar, ginger beer and lemon juice in a pitcher. Stir to combine. Divide ice among 4 mugs, preferably copper. Divide pear mixture among the mugs. Garnish with pear and lemon if desired.
Make-ahead: Combine the vodka, lemon juice and pear juice or nectar in a pitcher. Store covered in the fridge until ready to serve. Pour into glasses with ice and top with ginger beer.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Category: cocktail
- Method: no cook
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 4 ounces plus ice
- Calories: 134
- Sugar: 5
- Carbohydrates: 11
- Fiber: 1
Keywords: Pear cocktail,moscow mule,pear moscow mule,vanilla vodka cocktail
I am enjoying this drink right now and it is delicious! The pear juice and the ginger beer are a perfect match!
I am so glad you like this one!
The combination of all of the flavors was amazing! Will be making it again soon!
So happy to hear it! Thanks Suzy!
I loved it! Such an amazing drink!
Delicious! I knew I had to make these right when I saw these pictures. Cheers!
Thank you Lauren!
This cocktail was the perfect addition to our weekend! We’ll definitely be making and enjoying it again!
Yay! I’m glad you like it!
These photos are so lovely- the one of you pouring totally caught my eye on Instagram this morning! This cocktail is perfect for Thanksgiving.
Thanks so much for saying so. I was worried nobody saw that post, since it didn’t seem to have the usual reach. Which always makes me sad when I am particularly fond of a recipe. Which is certainly the case with these cocktails. Ha ha. 🙂 Anyway, thanks so much for coming by to check them out. Have a great day.
What a great idea! I love the concept of using lighter flavors in a mule. So perfect for the holidays!
The vanilla and pear go so well with the traditional ginger. We love it!
This is making me feel like grabbing one moscow mule.
Glad to hear they are appealing to you! Have a good one!
Cheers! This looks fab!!
Thank you so much Deanna. Have a great day.
lol @ “no school”? life with kids gets so busy sometimes we can’t see the forest for the trees. Every mother has been there! That’s when it’s important to slow down and relax. This drink is exactly what the doctor ordered for relaxing!
I just told my neighbor that I had been unaware of this and he pointed out that they have always had the M and T off–> I just spaced it this year! Ha ha. Even sillier of a mistake in that case. Lol. Thanks so much for coming by and I hope you have a relaxing holiday as well. Cheers!
Mmmm, I love a good Moscow Mule! What a delicious twist on the flavors!
Thanks so much Colleen. Hope you have a great week!