The Asian Pear Moscow Mule cocktail is tart and succulent. The ginger beer will warm you right up. Perfect for sipping all fall long, even for Thanksgiving!
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While everyone else is freaking out about apple season, I’d like to take a second to give pears some props that they so desperately deserve.
These soft, nutritious fruits have such a pleasant, comforting flavor.
Pears often get overlooked in the produce aisle (especially by me!) but they make a wonderful addition to cocktails.
Like apples, there are many types of pears in the produce aisle.
Asian pears are crisp and firm like apples, but have the luscious, mild taste of a pear. Slightly sweet with a hint of sourness.
I really don’t eat Asian pears enough when they’re in season, but I really should try harder because they are just so good!
What is a Moscow mule?
You guys must know by now that I love Moscow Mules. The bite of ginger and citrus goes well with so many types of alcohol.
Moscow Mules are traditionally made with vodka, lime juice and ginger beer.
But it’s a very versatile cocktail that you can make with many different spirits.
Asian Pear Moscow Mule
This Asian Pear Moscow Mule is tart but succulent, fruity but delicate.
It’s a lot like a traditional Moscow Mule, only with less citrus and more pear.
I’ve seen Asian pears at local grocery stores lately, but if you can’t find one, you may substitute any kind of pear!
Trust me, it will be delicious.
You’re also going to want to look for some pear vodka. You can typically find it in the liquor store where the flavored vodkas reside.
Or you can make your own spiced pear vodka — I bet this is really good! I’ve been meaning to try this for a while.
In a pinch you could substitute spiced rum. It would bring in a ton of fall flavor.
Ginger beer for Moscow mules
The spicy ginger beer in the Asian Pear Moscow Mule will warm you right up.
I always go for a spicier ginger beer, because I think they balance the tart lime and soft pear so nicely.
I taste-tested all the ginger beers I could find to help me find the best ginger beer for Moscow mules. There are so many brands to try!
My last piece of advice is to use a copper mule mug, if you can. Fill it with crushed ice, and your cocktail will get super cold and the mug will frost.
This will keep your cocktail cold for hours! But I bet it won’t last that long.
This cocktail would be a huge hit at your next ladies’ night or dinner party this fall. Serve it at Thanksgiving, even!
Seriously, mules are the best year round, but fall seems to bring out the best in them! // susannah
- 3 ounces pear vodka (or regular vodka)
- 8 ounces ginger beer
- club soda
- 6 thin slices Asian pear, for garnish
- Fill two rocks glasses with ice. Top with vodka, ginger beer and a splash of club soda.
- Garnish with Asian pear slices in the cocktail and on the rim of the glass.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 289Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 15gSugar: 46gProtein: 2g