Just a few ingredients is all you need to create this yummy fall cocktail.
This simple Pear Ginger Spiced Rum Cocktail uses fresh ginger and nutmeg to bring on bold flavor. Smoothed out with pear nectar, this tasty drink is great for sharing with friends and family.
If you’re a spiced rum fan, or just love seasonal spices, this easy cocktail recipe is for you!
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Originally posted November 19, 2014. I’ve updated the recipe and post to include more detailed information.
I don’t drink anything with pear any other time of the year except for fall. Don’t be fooled by my flip flops. We don’t really get fall weather here in So Cal. Well, we do but it comes and goes.
One day it will be 70 (fall) and the next it will go up to 85. So we kind of just decide when to start enjoying fall-like things. Like the day when I cranked the air conditioner so eating an apple crisp didn’t feel wrong.
Adding spiced rum to drinks instantly makes it feel a little bit like fall. The spices and vanilla flavors remind me of holiday baking so it’s a great trick for the mind.
How to make a Pear Ginger Spiced Rum Cocktail
It is a super simple cocktail with just a few good ingredients. Including spiced rum. Remember this spiced rum cocktail from the summer? It made me realize just how much I enjoy spiced rum.
Scroll down to the end of the post for a printable recipe card with full measurements and more detailed instructions.
- Spiced rum
- Pear juice
- Fresh ginger
- Fresh nutmeg
- Edible flowers for garnish, optional
I love this Spiced Rum from Captain Morgan. It was a special edition but you can still find it in a variety of places. If you have a different brand, feel free to make that swap.
Did you know you can now get some alcohol on Amazon Fresh?? They have a different Spiced Rum, but I’m sure it’s tasty too.
You can also use dark rum. But I wouldn’t use white rum as a substitution. It just won’t have those spice flavors that make this so good.
You can always pick up those airplane sized bottles at BevMo and even my local grocery store if you don’t want to buy a full bottle.
Pear Juice is also easy to find in most super markets. You can use pear nectar also, but it will have a little bit more texture.
In a pinch you could use ground ginger in place of fresh ginger but you will lose that bite and heat that the fresh root brings.
To a cocktail shaker add the pear juice.
This Spiced Pear cocktail calls for muddled ginger. I love a good muddle, don’t you?
Add 4 slices of raw ginger to the cocktail shaker and muddle the heck out of it.
Do this for longer than you think you need to to encourage the ginger to release all that gorgeous flavor.
It’s always good to have a little bit of liquid, in this case the pear juice, in the shaker when you muddle so the oils that are release have somewhere to go.
Add the spiced rum a few grates of fresh nutmeg and ice to the shaker and shake well.
Always add the ice last to the cocktail shaker so that it has the least amount of time to start melting. Melting equals diluting.
Strain the drink over a glass of ice.
Grate on a little bit more fresh nutmeg. If not using fresh, sprinkle a bit of ground instead.
There are not any flowers IN this drink. But they look so pretty sitting on top. And the orange color is perfect for fall.
I get my edible flowers at Sprouts or Gelson’s. But you can also find some dried flower varieties on Amazon.
Edible flowers make the prettiest garnish!
This Ginger and Pear Rum cocktail would be a great one for Thanksgiving. There aren’t a lot of ingredients and it doesn’t take too much time so you won’t be on cocktail duty all night.
If you want to make a batch of these cocktails, consider buying ginger juice. It will be much faster than having to muddle fresh ginger for multiple drinks. Just start with a little and add more if needed. Ginger is STRONG!
To infuse the drink with more ginger flavor you can use the juice as mentioned above or you can grate the ginger so the pieces are much smaller and release more juice.
Use 1/4 tsp of ground ginger if you don’t have fresh. Taste and add more as needed.
Check out more pear cocktail recipes:
- Spiced Pear Bellinis are a delicious way to serve celebratory drinks to a crowd.
- A Spiced Pear Moscow Mule has all those fall flavors you love and you get to drink it out of a pretty copper mug!
- Make a Pear Vodka Martini next time you want a fruity twist on a classic cocktail recipe.
Need more fall cocktail ideas?
- Here’s a list of 15 Fall Cocktails to try this season.
- A Pumpkin Spice Margarita is the falliest fall drink I can think of.
- I fell HARD for this Spiced Daiquiri recipe. It’s so full of flavor. The vanilla totally makes this.
Pear Ginger Spiced Rum Cocktail
- 2 oz. Spiced Rum
- 6 oz. Pear Juice
- 4 slices of fresh ginger
- Fresh nutmeg for grating
- Muddle the fresh ginger and pear juice in a cocktail shaker.
- Add spiced rum, a few grates of fresh grated nutmeg and ice.
- Shake well.
- Strain in to a cocktail glass filled with ice.
- Top with fresh grated nutmeg.
- Edible flowers as garnish are optional but gorgeous.
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