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Gin Gimlet with gin bottle

Ginger Pear Gimlet

Gingery pear flavors make this cocktail a knock out.
Course Cocktails, Cocktail Syrup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail (2 cups Ginger Pear Thyme Simple Syrup)
Calories 134kcal
Author Toni Dash


Ingredients for Ginger Pear Thyme Simple Syrup:

  • 8 ounces water
  • 8 ounces sugar
  • 1/3 cup peeled , sliced ginger
  • 1 medium firm but ripe pear (I used a Comice), peeled, cored and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 10-15 sprigs of Thyme (Lemon Thyme if available)

Ingredients for Ginger Pear Gimlet:

  • 2 ounces gin
  • ¼-1/2 ounce Ginger Pear Thyme simple syrup
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice


Instructions for Ginger Pear Thyme Simple Syrup:

  • In a small sauce pan combine the water and sugar over medium heat, stirring until dissolved and simmering. Stir often and do not allow to overheat.
  • Add the ginger, pear and thyme. Bring back to a simmer. Turn off heat, cover and allow to infuse for an hour or until you like the flavor.
  • Strain through a fine sieve, pressing with the back of a sturdy (wooden is good) spoon against the ginger, pear and thyme to be sure to extract all the flavor.
  • Put in a sealable glass container and refrigerate for up to two weeks.

Instructions for Ginger Pear Gimlet:

  • Combine ingredients in a shaker with 1 cup crushed ice. Shake, strain and drink!


Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin C: 5.5mg