A Spiced Pear Moscow Mule with its lightly fruity flavor and a hint of cardamom is the perfect fall cocktail to make for a night in with friends. Swap out your usual Moscow Mule recipes and try the autumn cocktail recipe at your next happy hour!
So I decided to combine both of those and see how tasty it would be.
Spoiler alert. This Spiced Pear MOSCOW MULE is SUPER tasty!
This easy cocktail is a great one to make for people who aren’t big drinkers. It’s also not super sweet. This Pear Mule is the best cocktail to serve for all your fall entertaining occasions.
Why This Recipe Works
Sharing a fun, easy cocktail with friends is a great way to bond and relax together.
Or make one to sip on while you make dinner for the family. Or because it’s the holidays. And the holidays are stressful.
While I love to make flavored simple syrups to give cocktails that extra burst of flavor it is often another step that I just don’t have time for.
So for this recipe, I decided to make a Pear Moscow Mule with pear nectar and add in the spices after.
I like to keep everything I do as easy as possible. I know, as a mom, that cutting out steps is a sanity saver.
And may even give me a few extra minutes to do something for myself.
Like, drink a cocktail. Or go to the bathroom with no children following me.
This Pear Mule recipe is refreshing and flavorful without being too in your face. It’s the perfect recipe to share with your besties.
It’s also so easy to make so if you feel like you are a cocktail novice, you can totally make this!
And the only special items you need are copper mugs! And a spoon wouldn’t hurt either (to mix in the spices if you want to do that).
I actually love to leave the spices on top since as you bring the mug to your lips you get a nose full of gorgeous spices.
This Spiced Pear Moscow Mule is quick and easy and totally delicious!
While I like to use store-bought pear nectar, you can also make your own.
EHow has a great article on how to make your own pear nectar. But I am far too lazy to do this.
I have no time and energy for cooking, blending, and straining. That’s a lot of steps between me enjoying my vodka.
Use whatever vodka you have on hand.
Ginger beer and fresh lime juice are a must for mules.
To a copper mug, add pear nectar.
Add vodka and lime juice.
Top with ginger beer.
Sprinkle with cardamom and ginger bits for garnish.
Tips and Tricks
- If you don’t have cardamom just mix equal parts of cinnamon and nutmeg. But I LOVE cardamom (see my Orange Cardamom Hot Chocolate recipe) and you should have some in your pantry.
- Candied ginger bits are a fun garnish but you could also just use powdered ginger for that little bit of a kick it gives. I would add no more than ⅛ teaspoon and taste.
- To make this even more flavorful, make the spiced pear juice from my Spiced Bellini recipe.
- Or use this Cinnamon Vanilla Simple Syrup. It would also turn this into a larger batch cocktail making this perfect for a holiday party.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can absolutely make this your own and add whatever spices you want! I even love adding a little cayenne for a bit of heat on the back of the throat. Cinnamon always works well with pear.
The only substitute for ginger beer would be ginger ale but its not an even trade. Ginger ale is much sweeter and lacks the punch of ginger that ginger beer has. So you can use it but it will be a totally new drink.
You don’t have to, but it’s traditional and the copper mug actually helps keep your drink nice and frosty for longer.
I like using pear nectar in cocktails because it has so much great flavor. It’s already pretty sweet so you don’t need to add another sweetener to the drink.
A few more easy recipes you might also enjoy!
- Fireball Eggnog Recipe
- Holiday Moscow Mule with Wassail
- Vodka Hot Toddy with Green Tea
- White Wine Spiced Rum Cocktail
- Fireball with Ginger Ale
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Spiced Pear Moscow Mule
- To a copper mug, add pear nectar.
- Add vodka and lime juice.
- Top with ginger beer.
- Sprinkle with cardamom and ginger bits for garnish.