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.
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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