Pear Moscow Mule

This Pear Moscow Mule cocktail made with pear vodka is tart and succulent. The ginger beer will warm you right up. Perfect for sipping all fall long, even for Thanksgiving!

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. 

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!

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! 

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!

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.

You’ve seen me make my Yule Mule, an Apple Cider Moscow Mule, a Rosemary Kumquat Moscow Mule and Mexican Mule just to name a few. 

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!

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.

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!

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!

Copper mugs

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.

When to serve Moscow mules

This cocktail would be a huge hit at your next ladies’ night or dinner party this fall. Serve it at Thanksgiving, even!

You could offer it as an option for a fall mule bar, right next to the applejack Moscow mule and the apple cider mule.

Seriously, mules are the best year-round, but fall seems to bring out the best in them!

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!

More mule cocktails

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!

Pear Moscow Mule

Yield: 2 cocktails
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Asian Pear Mule cocktail is tart and succulent. The spicy ginger beer will warm you right up.

Ingredients

  • ice
  • 3 ounces pear vodka (or regular vodka)
  • 8 ounces ginger beer
  • club soda
  • 6 thin slices Asian pear, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill two rocks glasses with ice. Top with pear vodka, ginger beer and a splash of club soda.
  2. Garnish with Asian pear slices in the cocktail and on the rim of the glass.
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

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    • Susannah says

      I’m so glad you like ginger beer! I think it is an under-loved, under-utilized drink and I love putting it in literally everything! Dark & Stormys are my favorite, favorite, favorite cocktail — if that helps you with your guests! Thanks so much for your comment, Anne.

  1. Erika says

    Pears really do get undervalued when up against other fruits. I love pears, but for some reason I always forget about them when buying produce. I think I’m going to have to pick some up this week and try this recipe!

    • Susannah says

      You definitely should, Erika! It is so yummy. You can definitely substitute any pear if you can’t find Asian pears. Thanks so much for stopping by, Erika. Really means a lot.

  2. Amy says

    Im going to host a Asian inspired birthday dinner and have been stumped on the cocktail to use. He loves Moscow mules and I’m sure he will love this variation. Can’t wait to test the recipe!

    • Susannah says

      Hi Amy! Even though this recipe used to be called “Asian Pear Moscow Mule,” it is not really an Asian cocktail as it only uses a type of pear called an Asian pear as a garnish. There is nothing Asian about it, so I changed the name of this post to better reflect the drink.

      If you really wanted to make a Moscow Mule for your party, you could do it by using a spirit from an Asian country, such as Japanese whisky, sake (Japanese rice wine) or soju (Korean rice liqueur). There are many others, too, but those are the most available in the U.S.

      Another idea is to choose beverage recipes from Asian-owned websites to support those bloggers instead of me, a white woman. Here are just a few (I’ve linked to their beverage recipes directly):

      I hope this helps!

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