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Pear Bourbon Cocktail

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a good cocktail recipe! Now that the temps are dropping here in Michigan, I have the perfect fall drink for a cozy night by the fire. This pear bourbon cocktail is the Mr.’s latest concoction based on a drink we had a local restaurant a few weeks ago (Terra in Grand Rapids for you locals). I had to order it based on the name alone – The Boyfriend Hoodie, which sounds perfectly cozy! We changed up the ingredients a bit just based on what we had on hand, but it’s equally delicious.

Pear Bourbon Cocktail

Fall Bourbon Cocktail Recipes

For some reason, the Mr. and I tend to drink bourbon cocktails more in the fall/winter months than any other time of the year. I love warm apple cider with a shot of bourbon or this Lemon Maple Bourbon is a fave too this time of year.

Pear Bourbon Cocktail

This pear bourbon cocktail is pretty simple. It combines pear juice, bourbon, walnut bitters, and a dash of cinnamon. It’s a bit like an old fashioned with a fall twist. I know pear juice seems like a weird ingredient but they sell it right next to the apple juice and it’s delicious!

Pear Bourbon Cocktail

What type of Bourbon should I use?

If you want to take this cocktail up a notch use bourbon aged in maple syrup barrels. It has the perfect subtle hint of maple and adds a bit of sweetness – so good! We love to use Iron Fish Bourbon or Mammoth Bourbon (or their Rye Whiskey) – both Northern Michigan distilleries and both age a version in Maple Syrup barrels.

Pear Bourbon Cocktail

You could also use whatever bourbon or rye whiskey you have on hand and throw in a splash of maple syrup to get the same flavors (that’s really similar to my Bourbon Maple Manhattan Recipe). I like to sprinkle cinnamon on top of a pear slice and top my drink with it, but you could also sprinkle the cinnamon straight into the drink too.

Pear Bourbon Cocktail

Pear Bourbon Cocktail

Fall bourbon cocktail with maple syrup and pear
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 251 kcal


  • 3 ounces pear juice
  • 3 ounces maple finished bourbon Like Iron Fish or Mammoth
  • 3 dashes of bitters
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • optional pear slice
  • ice


  • Add pear juice, bourbon, bitters to glass.
  • Add a large ice cube.
  • Slice the pear and sprinkle with cinnamon and garnish the drink.


Serving: 1gCalories: 251kcalCarbohydrates: 11gSodium: 8mgPotassium: 112mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin C: 29mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Bourbon Cocktail Recipe, Pear Bourbon Cocktail
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I can’t wait to warm up with this pear bourbon cocktail after a chilly weekend of soccer momming – Happy weekend!

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  1. 5 stars
    Having it right now. New fall favorite. Used Knob Creek Smoked Maple – great smokey maple taste. Pear wasn’t quite ripe, but still worked. Loved the hint from the Black Walnut Bitters. Delicious. Thx!

  2. 5 stars
    Tried this lastnite….. Had to use Buffalo Trace because well, I live in the sticks. But this drink is fantastic!

  3. 5 stars
    I love you sight; but may I make a suggestion?? I am legally blind – and the pale gray font does nothing for bad eye sight. is there a way to use bold black, or bold navy?? just a thought. Thanks for letting me share. I understand if it can’t be done. Have a great week-end!

    1. Hey Dee, are you reading on desktop or mobile? It shows up almost black for me on my desktop? It does seem a little lighter on my phone for some reason. I’ll look into figuring that out thanks!

  4. I’ve been wanting to try a new fall cocktail. This is the perfect recipe to take for a spin. Thanks so much!!

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