Pear Collins Cocktail

two pear collins cocktails in highball glasses garnished with pear slices and thyme.

Toast fall with a seasonal pear collins cocktail! Made with simple ingredients like pear puree and fresh thyme, this pretty gin cocktail is elegant and delicious.


  • 2 oz gin
  • 2 oz pear puree (recipe below)
  • Club soda or sparkling water
  • Fresh thyme, for garnish

For Pear Puree:

  • 1 medium pear, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp water


To make pear puree:

  1. Heat all ingredients in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally. Simmer until pears are softened, about 10 minutes. Add more water if needed to prevent the pears from sticking.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool. Blend in a blender or food processor. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  3. This recipe makes enough for 2-3 cocktails, so feel free to double the recipe if needed.

To make a cocktail:

  1. Place gin and pear puree in a shaker with ice cubes and shake to combine.
  2. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice.
  3. Top with soda or sparkling water and garnish with 1-2 fresh thyme sprigs.


  • Pear puree can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • In a pinch, you can use pear butter for the pear puree.

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