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Spiced Vanilla Pear Spritzer

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This festive spiced-up spritzer is sure to bring on the holiday cheer! It’s full of vanilla, warm spices, a hint of sweet maple syrup. A certain way to impress your guests is with a boozy homemade drink like this vodka-based cocktail.
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This festive spiced-up spritzer is sure to bring on the holiday cheer! It’s full of vanilla, warm spices, a hint of sweet maple syrup. A certain way to impress your guests is with a boozy homemade drink like this vodka-based cocktail.

How To Make Spiced Vanilla Pear Spritzer

How To Prepare Pear Nectar Mixture

Heating the spices will bring out their flavors. Using a saucepan, add in the pure nectar and the spices and bring the mixture to a boil to let flavors come together. Once you’ve reached the boiling point, simmer it for 10 minutes and turn off the heat before pouring in the maple syrup and fresh lemon juice. Set it aside to cool off until ready to use.

How To Serve Spiced Vanilla Pear Spritzer

You can mix it in a cocktail shaker, mason jar, or any jar with a tight lid. Combine the pear nectar mixture with vodka and shake well. We recommend a ratio of a quarter cup pear nectar to 15 fl oz of vodka for one serving in a rocks glass. Top with your favorite soda water and serve with cinnamon stick and star anise as garnish. You can also lightly blow torch the cinnamon stick to bring out extra aroma when serving.

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Pear Nectar - compared with fruit juice, nectar is diluted with water and other additives or sweeteners. A bottle of pear nectar can usually be found in the juice aisles.
  • Maple Syrup is a classic fall and holiday flavor that acts as a sweetener in this drink recipe with flavors of caramel and toffee. If you’re cutting down on sugar, you can use sugar-free maple syrup. You can also use honey as a substitute.
  • Cinnamon Sticks - a spice that is quintessential of the holidays. Adds great flavor and aroma to the drink. We use it in the pear nectar mixture to infuse its flavor and as a garnish.
  • Whole Cloves - a warm spice that is similar to the flavor of cinnamon and nutmeg. It has an intense flavor and aroma and adds some sweetness with bitter notes.
  • Star Anise - a very aromatic and distinctive flavor that is similar to licorice. It has a warm and sweet yet spicy flavor profile.
  • Vodka - a neutral-flavored spirit that works great to boost the flavors in this spritzer. You can use any of your favorite vodka brands, but here are some vodka brands we tried: Grey Goose, Belvedere, Ketel One, Absolut, and Ciroc.
  • Soda Water - a carbonated drink that is slightly bitter in taste. It is usually added on top of cocktails for an extra fizz. You can choose which brand to use for this spritzer.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a spritzer?

The classic spritzer is a cocktail drink with 3 parts white wine and 1 part soda water. But hard spritzers are basically spirits with fruit and carbonated water.

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Total Time
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Cost Per Serving

Ingredients

Servings
10
US / METRIC
3 cups
Pear Nectar
1/4 cup
or to taste
2
Cinnamon Sticks
plus more for garnish
4
Whole Cloves
up to 6 cloves
1 piece
plus more for garnish if desired
(optional)
1
Lemon , juiced
1 Tbsp of juice needed
15 fl oz
GREY GOOSE Vodka
1 shot per drink
2 cups
Soda Water
plus more as needed
as needed
Ice
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
166
FAT
0.0 g
PROTEIN
0.1 g
CARBS
15.3 g

Author's Notes

If you can’t get pear nectar, simply make your own by blending pears and sieving them through a fine strainer.

The spiced vanilla pear nectar can be made up to 5 days in advance. Strain out the spices and store them in a clean airtight container until ready to mix the drinks.

If serving a group at once, Strain all the spiced pear nectar into a large pitcher with the vodka. Pour around 1/3 cup of the mixture into a glass with ice and top with seltzer water.

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
In a small saucepan over medium heat add Pear Nectar (3 cups) , Cinnamon Sticks (2) , Whole Cloves (4) , Star Anise (1 piece) , and Vanilla Extract (1 tsp) . Bring to a boil.
Step 2
Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes, so the flavors can combine. Remove from heat and stir in Maple Syrup (1/4 cup) and 1 Tbsp of Lemon (1) , Set aside to cool.
Step 3
In a jar with a lid or cocktail shaker, Pour in 1/4 cup of the pear nectar. Add GREY GOOSE Vodka (15 fl oz) and top with Ice (as needed) . Shake to combine.
Step 4
Pour liquid and ice into a clean rocks glass, adding more ice if needed. Top with Soda Water (2 cups) , then garnish with cinnamon stick and star anise. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
166
% Daily Value*
Fat
0.0 g
0%
Saturated Fat
0.0 g
0%
Trans Fat
--
--
Cholesterol
0.0 mg
0%
Carbohydrates
15.3 g
6%
Fiber
0.9 g
3%
Sugars
12.6 g
--
Protein
0.1 g
0%
Sodium
5.1 mg
0%
Vitamin D
--
--
Calcium
11.9 mg
1%
Iron
0.1 mg
1%
Potassium
30.3 mg
1%
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