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Pear Cocktail Recipe with Chardonnay


With pear nectar, fresh thyme and lime juice this wine cocktail is super refreshing and perfect for any time of year.

If you’re a white wine lover, this Pear Cocktail with Chardonnay is a must-try!

Top view of a cocktail glass on a table with a lime and thyme garnish.

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This was originally posted on April 1, 2015. I’ve since updated it to improve the flavor and taken new photos. The wine in this post was leftover from a previous sponsored post with Noble Vines.

You’ll love this chardonnay cocktail

Wine cocktails are my favorite.

And while I’m not a huge fan of chardonnay (I’m a sauvignon blanc gal), I am a big fan of pear.

Pear nectar makes an awesome cocktail ingredient. It’s sweet but not overly so. It’s fruity, but in a somewhat generic way. It’s a great mixer for just about anything.

I don’t typically love the oak flavor found in most chardonnays. So when I come across recipes that call for white wine, I don’t typically reach for chardonnay.

But this pear nectar cocktail seemed like the right recipe for it.

Ingredients for a Pear cocktail made with chardonnay.

How to Make a Pear Mixed Drink with Chardonnay

Scroll down to the end of the post for a printable recipe card with full measurements and more detailed instructions.

The pear flavor is delicious. And because you are using a bottle of wine, it’s just as easy to make one as it is to make 4! It’s a great party drink idea to share with friends!


The ingredients are simple. You just need:

I love the Pear nectar that comes in a can. It makes it super easy to have on hand for cocktails whenever you want to make them. But they also sell it in larger bottles.

You could use pear juice instead, but it might change the flavor and consistency just slightly. Nectar tends to be a little bit thicker.

Fresh thyme is one of my favorite herbs to add to cocktails. It adds a subtle taste and freshness that helps to make this refreshing.

You absolutely could switch the type of wine used. If, like me, you are’t in love with chardonnay, you could use sauvignon blanc, viognier, eeisling or even a blend.

If you use a sweeter wine, you may want to hold off on any sweetener until you taste it. You may not need it at all.

The pumpkin pie spice can sometimes lean towards being a fall flavor. But in this case, it helps to add a more complex flavor. Since it’s a blend of spices, you are less likely to pick out individual tones and just get an overall spiced note.

You can skip it if you don’t have it or simply use cinnamon instead.

Wooden muddler in a cocktail shaker on a cutting board with fresh thyme next to it.

Add lime juice and fresh thyme to a cocktail shaker.

Muddle the herbs to release their flavor.

But make sure you save a sprig or two for a garnish.

Cutting board with a cocktail shaker next to a bottle of wine and a measuring cup holding wine.

Add the chardonnay. Add the sweetener.

I used agave syrup. But you could substitute that with honey, simple syrup or even maple syrup.

I like to start with cold ingredients when possible. Doing that mean that the ice (when added in a second) will melt slightly slower and dilute the drink less.

Add the pumpkin pie spice, if using. And you should use it.

Top down view of a cocktail shaker with liquid and ice.

Add some ice. Toss on the shaker lid and give it a good shake.

cocktail in a tall glass on a cutting board next to a bottle of wine.

Strain the chardonnay cocktail into a tall glass over fresh ice.

Garnish cocktail with a piece of lime and a sprig of fresh thyme.

Close up of a cocktail in a glass with thyme and lime garnish.

Don’t you just love the color? It’s super refreshing. And the flavor of this chardonnay works really well with the pear and thyme flavor.

pear cocktail in a tall cocktail glass on a table with thyme garnish.

Wine is the only alcohol used in this recipe so it is a really light cocktail.

This would be a perfect drink to serve for a bridal shower or larger party where you are trying to keep your beverage budget in check.

You could always add a little vodka to make it more like a traditional cocktail.

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Cocktail in a tall glass on a table next to a cocktail shaker and bottle of wine.

Pear Cocktail with Chardonnay

With pear nectar and fresh lime and thyme, this Pear Cocktail with Chardonnay is refreshing and flavorful and perfect any time of year.
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Course: cocktails
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Calories: 189kcal
Servings: 1 cocktail



  • To a cocktail shaker add lime juice and fresh thyme and muddle.
  • Add pumpkin pie spice, sweetener of choice and wine.
  • Add ice and shake well.
  • Strain over fresh ice in a tall cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of fresh lime and a sprig of thyme.


If you don’t have agave syrup you could substitute with simple syrup, honey or maple syrup.
If you aren’t a fan of Chardonnay you can substitute with another type of white wine. If you use a sweeter wine, you may want to skip the sweetener in the recipe.
Clap the thyme sprig between your hands to release more fragrance before using it to garnish.


Serving: 1Servings | Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g
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  1. This looks amazing…could be on a fancy cocktail list at a restaurant! Is 9:17am on a Monday too early to whip this up???

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