Pear Old-Fashioned

Just a small of amount of bitters highly concentrated flavoring adds an extra kick and depth of flavor to this take on an Old-Fashioned cocktail.

short glass of Pear Old-Fashioned cocktail with pear slice garnish
Photo: Brie Passano
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 1 ½ teaspoon sugar

  • 2 dashes bitters

  • 1 lemon twist*

  • 2 slices Anjou pear

  • 3 tablespoon (1 1/2 oz.) pear nectar

  • 3 tablespoon (1 1/2 oz.) bourbon (optional)**

  • Ice cubes

  • Fresh thyme sprig


  1. In an old fashioned glass combine first three ingredients (through lemon twist); add one of the pear slices. Using a muddler or the back of a spoon, crush mixture until fruit is pulverized and sugar is dissolved. Stir in pear nectar and bourbon (if using). Add ice cubes. Top with remaining pear slice and thyme.


Use a vegetable peeler to remove 3x1-inch strips of peel from the lemon.

Nonalcoholic option

Substitute nonalcoholic bourbon or brewed, cooled barley tea for the bourbon.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

64 Calories
16g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 64
% Daily Value *
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Total Sugars 15g
Vitamin C 1.1mg 6%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 23mg 0%
Folate, total 1.6mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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