Pear Thyme Cocktail

This pear thyme cocktail is the perfect holiday cocktail recipe. The combination of pear and thyme is unique and fresh, and garnished with a thyme sprig, it looks great too!


  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 pears, peeled and cored
  • 1 1/2 oz. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. fresh thyme
  • 2 oz. bourbon
  • Soda water
  • Thyme, for garnish


[i]Make the simple syrup. [/i]

  1. Heat the sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium high heat until dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool.

[i]Make the pear puree. [/i]

  1. Blend the pears, lemon juice and fresh thyme in a blender or food processor until pureed.

[i]Assemble the drink. [/i]

  1. Fill four high ball or rocks glasses with ice. Shake the bourbon, 2 ounces of pear puree and 1 ounce of simple syrup vigorously until chilled. Pour over ice and top with soda water. Garnish with a sprig of thyme to serve.