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A summery pear cocktail by Drake and Morgan

I don’t know about you but I’m so glad that the sun has started shining!  I know it might not be that warm yet, but it’s so nice that we are getting up and it’s light, and that deserves a summery pear cocktail to celebrate.  This cocktail is called a Fine Pear, so with a play on words with Pear and Pair I definitely think this is one to have with the girls after work to unwind after a long week.

This cocktail is long and refreshing, with a hint of sweetness from the pair, but not so sickly it doubles as a dessert as the lemon juice cuts through it just enough!


A Fine Pear Cocktail


  • 40ml Snow Queen Vodka
  • 15ml Xante
  • 15ml spiced syrup
  • 25ml lemon juice

To make this fine pear cocktail simply shake the ingredients with cubed ice and strain into a ice filled highball glass and garnish with a sprig of mint and a beautifully caramalised pear slice (you can do this on a griddle pan to get the lovely lines as shown!)


A summery garnished fine pear cocktail. Commercial photography by Amanda Karen Photography The pear and mint ingredients for the fine pear cocktail recipe. Commercial photography images by Amanda Karen Photography


We’d love to see your versions and to hear what you think of it, and don’t forget, if making them isn’t your thing then just head to Drake and Morgan and their team will whip you up your own yummy one!

Until next time,

Amanda x