Beverage Recipes

Pear Margarita

The secret to this very pretty margarita is a rather intense pear simple syrup. To make it, we chop up two pears and boil them down with just half a cup each of water and sugar — it's just shy of pear juice, and so highly concentrated and dense it has texture. We love how its fruity sweetness softens the margarita’s tequila and lime notes, creating a wonderfully light cocktail that’s flowery, herbal, and a bit hard to place.

Its pale yellow sophistication will be perfect anywhere you need a special cocktail, like a book group or a wedding shower. “What is this?” your guests will ask. Keep them guessing, but make a pitcher. This one is absolutely delightful to sip.

Pear Margarita



Pear Margarita


For the pear simple syrup:

2 pears, cored and diced small
½ cup water
½ cup granulated sugar

For the pear margarita:

2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
2 tsp granulated sugar
1 lime wedge
2 ½ oz pear simple syrup
4 oz silver tequila
2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
1 oz triple sec
½ oz St-Germain liqueur


  1. To make the pear simple syrup: In a large saucepan, combine the pears, water, and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the pears are softened. Remove the pot from the heat and let the syrup steep for 10 minutes.

  2. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the syrup into a quart-sized container. Use a rubber spatula to press any excess syrup out of the pears. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Syrup can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

  3. To make one pear margarita: On a small plate, combine the chopped thyme and granulated sugar. Rub the lime wedge on the outer wall of a coupe glass. Gently press and roll the coupe in the thyme sugar and then chill it in the freezer for at least 30 minutes or until ready to use.

  4. In a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice, combine the pear syrup, tequila, lime juice, triple sec, and St-Germain liqueur. Shake for about 20 seconds or until the outside of the shaker is frosted.

  5. Strain the cocktail into the prepared coupe glass. Enjoy!

Recipe source: Yes to Yolks

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