Spiced Pear Blitz

Jump into Fall with a heavenly Spiced Pear Blitz! These luscious autumn cocktails marry bourbon with bosc pear–and a touch of lemon, honey + spice enhance the union. SCD Friendly!

Pear cocktail with bourbon

Happy October, Friends! As the days grow shorter and we make our way further into autumn, I can’t help but be affected and influenced by the changing temperature and altered foliage.  Though not routinely my favorite colors– the orange, burnt reds and browns are lulling me into a comforting place–that coupled with the hint of smoke in the cool air makes me a bit dreamy. And a spiced pear cocktail with enough bourbon to warm the chest and calm the nerves just seemed right!

Honey jar, spiced pear blitz cocktail

The marriage of these ingredients felt natural, it was just a matter of finding the right balance. We made a honey simple syrup, blended it with pear, bourbon, spice and a touch of lemon. We then strained it, gave it a good shake with ice and the result is heavenly–it really is like fall in a glass.

Bosc Pear and Bourbon

I think we may have broken a rule or two here, (for those seriously adhering to the law of proper cocktails) but we were feeling adventurous, willing to risk failure-and thankful to have such a delicious result. It’s good to get crazy once in a while 😉 

Bourbon Blitz, Fall Cocktail with pear

This is a lovely beverage to enjoy by the fire or out on the porch with the sound of leaves rustling around you. And if you’re like me, you’ll be making a round to sip while watching It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! Now that is my happy place.

Gluten-Free Pear Cocktail

If you love this blitz, I think you’ll also enjoy my husband’s Black Walnut Old Fashioned!

Pinterest Pin Pear Blitz

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Pear cocktail with bourbon

Spiced Pear Blitz

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  • Author: Lila Ruth
  • Total Time: 15 min
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 1 bosc pear (not too small)
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 fresh lemon wedge
  • 2 tablespoons honey simple syrup (see instructions below)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 56 ice cubes


  1. Go ahead and make your honey simple syrup–it’s 1:1 with water. You can just heat a tablespoon of water together with a tablespoon of honey, stirring until honey is fully liquified and blended. I make a larger batch: 1/4 cup honey + 1/4 cup water and refrigerate the rest for iced tea and other cocktails.
  2. Peel and core your pear, cut into large cubes. No snacking, you’ll need it all for the drink 😉
  3. Pour your bourbon into a small blender ( we used a Ninja). Squeeze your lemon wedge over top and pour in the 2 tablespoons of honey simple syrup and water. Add in cut pear, pumpkin pie spice and pulse then blend until smooth.
  4. Pour through a strainer a little at a time into your shaker. Use a spoon to go back and forth over the strainer to move it through 75%. You can discard the rest. Add 5-6 ice cubes to your shaker and shake for 10 seconds.
  5. Pour drink into a small martini glass and garnish with a slice of pear or cinnamon stick. Sometimes you’ll need to shake the shaker a bit to make sure you get every last drop into the glass.
  6. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Category: cocktails
  • Method: mixing
  • Cuisine: mixed drink

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