Pear Moscow Mules

Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes

Perfect for the holiday season, these Pear Moscow Mules are bright, refreshing, and bursting with fresh pear flavor!

pear moscow mules

The holidays might look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t stay connected with loved ones near and far. To help make the season a little brighter, I’ve partnered with my friends at Harry & David to share a few easy ways to celebrate the season virtually.

Liz Measuring Peach Muffins

You may recall I first introduced you to Harry and David earlier this year when I created this fruity Almond Flour Peach Muffin recipe. Additionally, we featured Harry and David on the podcast to talk about fostering online communities. Be sure to check out that episode if you haven’t yet!

Harry and David Gift Basket

Now that the holiday season is in full force, I’m always on the lookout for fun gifts that can be ordered online and shipped across the country.

Harry and David Gift Baskets

With fantastic deliverable box sets such as this Artisan Meat, Cheese and Wine Gift, Wooden Lantern Gift, and Pear Cocktail Gift Set, Harry & David make it easy to show your loved ones you care – even when you’re miles apart.

Liz hosting virtual holiday event

Tips for Planning Virtual Holiday Party

Recently, I hosted a Virtual Secret Santa party with a few of my college besties who live in Boston. You won’t believe how fun and EASY it is to host a virtual party.

Harry and David Gift Sets

About one month before the virtual gathering, everyone participating should select gift baskets for one another by using Harry & David’s convenient holiday gift guide. Whether you need a gift for a foodie in your life, a wine lover, or a coworker, Harry & David has something for literally everyone on your list.

Liz eating Harry and David Gift Box items

Of course, what kind of party would it be without cocktails? Using the different baskets’ ingredients as inspiration, I decided to create a simple and refreshing Pear Moscow Mule cocktail recipe.

Liz slicing pear

To start, prepare the pear simple syrup made with Harry & David’s Royal Riviera® Pears. The sweetest pears you’ll find anywhere, I love using them to infuse the simple syrup.

Pear Simple Syrup Ingredients

Pro Tip: I urge you to make a little extra pear simple syrup. It can be used in anything from iced tea, to oatmeal, and even pancakes.

Liz pouring Pear Moscow Mule

Then, when you’re ready to prepare the cocktail, mix the first five ingredients (vodka or gin through ginger beer) in a pitcher. Next, fill four glasses with ice and fill them 3/4 of the way full with the drink mixture. Finally, top each glass with a splash of club soda and garnish with pomegranate seeds before serving.

Moscow Mule Being Garnished with Pomegranate Seeds

The sweet and tangy flavors of this cocktail perfectly compliment the delicious appetizers from Harry & David.

Liz eating olive spread

Whether you’re celebrating in person or virtually, these gifts are sure to please – just don’t forget to share this recipe so everyone can enjoy!

Pear Moscow Mules with Pears

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can other fruits be used?

Absolutely! While this cocktail recipe calls for pears specifically, it would be great with any other fruit you prefer such as apples or peaches. Fresh ginger works great too for a little added kick.

Does it matter what type of sugar I use?

To make these cocktails, I used standard granulated sugar. I would not advise using baking sugars such as brown sugar or confectioner. However, if you wish to use Stevia or another sugar-alternative, feel free to do so. Just be aware of the difference in sweetness from one variety to another!

Where do I find pomegranate seeds?

In the fall and winter, pomegranates can typically be found in most standard grocery stores. In order to get the seeds, simply cut the pomegranates in half. Then, hold one half upside down over a bowl and hit it with a spoon until all the seeds fall out. Or, you can often find ready-to-eat seeds in the refrigerated section.

How far in advance can I prepare this cocktail?

You can prepare the simple syrup up to 72 hours in advance. I would suggest waiting to mix together all of the cocktail ingredients until you’re ready to serve so that the ginger beer doesn’t lose its effervescence.

3 Pear Moscow Mule Cocktails

What’s your favorite holiday cocktail recipe? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below. Cheers!

Harry and David Pear Moscow Mule Recipe

Pear Moscow Mules

5 stars average
Festive and perfect for celebrating, these pear Moscow mules are bright, refreshing, and bursting with fresh pear flavor.
PREP: 15 minutes
TOTAL: 15 minutes


  • 4 ounces vodka or gin
  • 1 cup pear simple syrup
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • 8 ounces ginger beer
  • 4 ounces club soda
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds (optional garnish)

Pear Simple Syrup

  • 2 Harry & David Royal Riviera® Pears (cored and sliced)
  • 1 cup water
  • cup sugar


  • Start by preparing the pear simple syrup: place all ingredients in a small saucepot and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and gently stir to dissolve the sugar. Let cool completely before straining the pear. Chill in refrigerator until you're ready to use.
  • When you're ready to prepare the cocktail. mix the first five ingredients (vodka or gin through ginger beer) in a pitcher. Fill four glasses with ice and fill 3/4 way full with mixture. Top each glass with a splash of club soda and garnish with pomegranate seeds before serving.


Serving: 1glassCalories: 174kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 15mgPotassium: 84mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 15IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg

Photo of Liz Della Croce

Hi, I’m Liz!

Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones. I believe in the power of real, wholesome ingredients that are bursting with flavor and won’t break the bank. Whether it’s a traditional Lebanese recipe from my family or a culinary creation from across the globe, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover that nutritious food can be exciting, affordable, and easy to prepare.

Learn more about me →

Subscribe to my recipes ->

Rate and Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Your feedback is important to us. Rate what you thought of this.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Liz Della Croce eating black bean dip

Hi I’m Liz!

Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones.