Spiced Pear French 75 Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Spiced Pear French 75 is a delightful twist on the classic French 75 cocktail. It's a perfect drink for the fall and winter seasons, with its warm, spiced pear flavors. It's a popular choice for those who enjoy a bit of spice in their cocktails, and it's a great option for holiday gatherings.

How Spiced Pear French 75 Tastes?

This cocktail has a beautiful balance of sweet and sour, with a hint of spice. The pear flavor is prominent, complemented by the warmth of the spices. It's a light and refreshing drink, with a bit of a kick from the gin.

Interesting facts about Spiced Pear French 75

  • The Spiced Pear French 75 is a variation of the classic French 75, which was created during World War I.
  • The name 'French 75' comes from a 75mm French field gun, which was said to have the same kick as the cocktail.
  • The spiced pear syrup used in this cocktail can be made at home, allowing you to adjust the level of spice to your liking.


  • Gin: 1.5 oz(45ml)
  • Lemon juice: 0.5 oz(15ml)
  • Spiced pear syrup: 0.5 oz(15ml)
  • Champagne: 2 oz(60ml)
  • Pear slice: 1
  • Star anise: 1

A few good options for Spiced Pear French 75 are:

  • Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • Elephant Gin
  • Hendrick's Lunar Gin

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Gin is the backbone of this cocktail, providing a herbal and aromatic base that meshes well with the sweet and spiced flavors. Typically, 1.5 oz is the sweet spot, ensuring a robust gin presence without overwhelming the subtler notes. If you skimp on the gin, the cocktail may become too light and lose its character. Opt for an alternative like vodka for a less botanical option; just know that you're veering off into a different taste profile entirely!

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Lemon Juice

Half an ounce of fresh lemon juice brings the zing! It cuts through the sweetness and balances the drink with tartness; too much and you're puckering more than kissing, too little and the drink can be cloying. No fresh lemons? Lime juice could do in a pinch, but expect a slight tropical twist.

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Spiced Pear Syrup

This syrup is the sweet symphony in our libation. It combines sugary goodness with a hint of seasonal spice. A perfect half-ounce rounds out the sharpness of the lemon and the alcohol's kick. Forget this, and you're just left with a sour face and a longing for what could have been. Maple syrup with a pinch of cinnamon could substitute if pears have pearished from your pantry.

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Bubbly at two ounces adds a sparkling lift, making the drink festive and light. If you overflow with Champagne, it might dilute the drink's core flavors; not enough, and you'll miss out on the celebratory pop. No Champagne? Prosecco is your next best bet for keeping the sparkle alive.

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Pear Slice and Star Anise

Visual beauty and aromatic allure! The pear slice is both a garnish and a whisper of the drink's essence, while star anise adds a recognizable aniseed aroma that pairs with the spiced syrup wonderfully. Leave them out, and sure, you have a drink, but you'll be missing the 'ooh la la' factor that takes it from glass to class.

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Recipe. How to make Spiced Pear French 75 Drink

  1. In a shaker, combine the gin, lemon juice, and spiced pear syrup.
  2. Fill the shaker with ice and shake until well chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a champagne flute.
  4. Top with the champagne.
  5. Garnish with a pear slice and a star anise.

Pro Tips

  • For the best flavor, use a high-quality gin and champagne.
  • Make sure to shake the cocktail until it's very cold to bring out the flavors.
  • The spiced pear syrup can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Perfect Pairings

Appetizers & Snacks

  • Cheese plates: A variety of soft and hard cheeses pairs well with the spiced pear notes.
  • Charcuterie: Salty and savory meats complement the crispness of the Champagne and the sweetness of the pear syrup.
  • Seafood appetizers: Items like shrimp cocktail or calamari enhance the citrus notes from the lemon juice.

Main Courses

  • Roast poultry: The effervescence and spice notes can accentuate simple roasted chicken or turkey.
  • Grilled white fishes: Subtle fish flavors are supported by the cocktail's bright and fruity elements.


  • Fruit tarts: A pear tart or an apple pie would resonate with the cocktail's pear flavor.
  • Vanilla-based desserts: Creamy desserts like panna cotta or crème brûlée balance the drink's acidity.

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What you could change in Spiced Pear French 75

  • Gin: Can be substituted with vodka for a milder flavor.
  • Spiced Pear Syrup: Can be substituted with simple syrup and a dash of cinnamon for a less spiced version.

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Rosemary Pear French 75

Infuse your gin with fresh rosemary for a herbal twist! Otherwise, follow the original recipe, but serve the cocktail with a sprig of rosemary for added aroma and a touch of greenery. It'll taste like a garden party in a glass.

Spiced Apple French 75

Switch out the spiced pear syrup for a spiced apple syrup and garnish with a thin apple slice instead of pear. This variant welcomes you to autumn in a sip, with a bobbing apple twist.

Honeyed French 75

Replace the spiced pear syrup with honey syrup and add a dash of cinnamon. The honey will round out the drink with a velvety sweetness and a warm spice note, perfect for those cozy nights in.

In case you forgot basics how to make Spiced Pear French 75

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Spiced Pear French 75

What is the origin of the French 75 cocktail?

The French 75 cocktail was originally created in the 1920's in New York. It was named after a 75MM field gun used by the French in World War I, as it was said to have quite the kick.

Is the Spiced Pear French 75 cocktail suitable for vegans?

Yes, all the ingredients in the Spiced Pear French 75 are typically vegan-friendly.

Can the Spiced Pear French 75 be made ahead of the party?

Yes, you can make the cocktail base with Gin, lemon juice and spiced pear syrup ahead and chill, but it's best to add the Champagne and garnishes right before serving so it stays fizzy and fresh.

Any special requirements for the champagne used in the Spiced Pear French 75?

Preference should be given to brut champagne to ensure the cocktail doesn't get too sweet.

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