Pear Haymaker

  • Serves

    makes 2 Cocktails


This cocktail from Philadelphia restaurant Talula's Garden is unlike any other Haymaker we've tried: vodka, ginger beer, and muddled pear make it tart and refreshing, perfect for sipping on a cool fall evening.


For the Ginger Syrup

  • 14 cup sliced, peeled ginger
  • 1 cup sugar

For the Cocktail

  • 4 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 pear, chopped, peeled, and cored (Anjou, Moonglow, Bosc, or any finely textured and fragrant pears are best)
  • Ginger ale, to top


Step 1

Make the ginger syrup: Combine sliced ginger, sugar, and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Strain out ginger solids and discard, reserving syrup in an airtight container.

Step 2

Divide chopped pear between two 12 oz. tall glasses; muddle in each glass with a wooden muddler. Pour 2 oz. vodka over the pears in each glass, and fill with ice. Add ½ oz. ginger syrup and ½ oz. lemon juice to each glass, stir to combine, and finish with ginger ale to top.

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