Spiced Pear Old Fashioned

I love a good cocktail and love creating, and trying out different liqueurs and liquors. I was inspired by all the pears in the grocery store to make a spiced pear old fashioned. A few years ago I was on a kick of learning all the classics. There is nothing like a delicious cocktail after a long day.

Spiced Pear Old Fashioned Recipe

This spiced pear old-fashioned is delicious. I made a pear syrup with a bunch of different aromatics and then strained it. An old-fashioned is typically made from bourbon or rye whiskey, bitters, and simple syrup.


Shopping at my local liquor store, I was showed this amazing rye whiskey by Redemption Rye and I fell in love with it! To pair with the lovely spices of cinnamon, clove, and cardamon, I brought some cardamon bitters from a great company called Scrappy Bitters.


  • 1 tablespoon allspice berries
  • 1 cardamon pod
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 2 pears rough chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1/4 ounce spiced pear syrup
  • a dash of bitters (I used Scrappy’s cardamon bitters)


  1. Toast spices in a pan and then add the pears, water and sugar. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, cover, and let steep. Strain liquid.
  2. Combine the whiskey and cardamon bitters into a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir for 10-15 seconds to chill. Strain into glass and enjoy!