Sweeten your favorite sips with a splash of Pear Simple Syrup. This fruit-infused liquid sweetener gives teas, cocktails, baked goods (and much more!) refined tart and tangy pear flavor. All you need is water, sugar, and pear juice!
Fruit-flavored simple syrups are a great way to enhance your favorite drinks with various fruity flavors. This homemade pear simple syrup is the perfect way to sweeten up mocktails and cocktails with fresh pears’ vibrant, crisp taste.
Additionally, iced tea, hot tea, lemonade, and sparkling water are the perfect canvases for sweet and juicy pear flavor. A splash of pear simple syrup upgrades ordinary drinks to pure elegance.
Here’s why you should be making simple syrup with pear juice:
- It’s quick, easy, and keeps for up to 2 weeks.
- Or you can freeze it for six months!
- You can use it to sweeten just about anything with delicate pear flavor.
- It’s easy to customize with cozy warming spices for holiday drinks.
Ready to learn how to make pear simple syrup from scratch? Let’s do it.
A few things to keep in mind while gathering the ingredients:
- Water – If possible, use distilled water or filtered water for the freshest flavor and lessen contamination risk.
- Pear Juice – Store-bought 100% pear juice is perfectly fine. You can also use the liquid from a can of pears packed in 100% juice. See FAQ for information on using whole pears.
- Sugar – Finely granulated sugar or caster sugar is best for simple syrups, as the sugar granules are tiny and will dissolve quickly. You can also use coconut sugar or brown sugar. Your pear syrup will just be darker and have deeper caramelized notes.
👉 Recommended tools: We recommend using a small saucepan with a pour spout for making simple syrups. Airtight syrup jars are also vital for storing your syrups safely.
📖 How to make (step-by-step photos)
1️⃣ Step One: Bring the liquid to a boil.
Combine the water, pear juice, and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat until the liquid begins to boil (about 5 minutes).
2️⃣ Step Two: Simmer until syrup thickens.
Then, reduce the heat and simmer until the sugar dissolves and the liquid thickens into a syrup (about 5 minutes).
3️⃣ Step Three: Let cool and store.
Once the syrup thickens, remove the saucepan from the heat and let it cool to room temperature before storing (see below for storage tips).
❔Questions + quick tips
It takes more effort, but if you’d rather use fresh pears (or canned), by all means, go for it.
1. First, boil chopped pear in water with sugar for 5 minutes.
2. Then, lower the heat and simmer until the liquid thickens into a syrup.
3. Remove from the heat and mash the pears to release all the juices.
4. Let cool. Then, strain the syrup through cheesecloth or a fine-mesh sieve to remove the pear pieces.
Pear has a delicate flavor that pairs well with rich, indulgent ingredients. You can add almond, walnut, hazelnut, or vanilla flavored extracts. You can also add another fruit juice. Apple, white grapefruit juice, and pomegranate are great options.
Infuse your pear simple syrup with cozy holiday cheer and warming spices. Anise, cinnamon sticks, cardamom, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, and rosemary are great options. Once it’s finished, strain the syrup through cheesecloth to remove any whole spices.
While making homemade simple syrup infusions is always encouraged, you can purchase it premade. “Monin” brand flavored syrups are typically the easiest to find in stores. “Amoretti” & “Finest Call” are also options.
🍹How to serve
Add a splash of pear simple syrup to tea, lemonade, or club soda to elevate the flavor. It’s also lovely in mixed drinks. Check out some ideas below.
- Martinis – Add 2 ounces of pear vodka, 1 ounce of pear simple syrup, a splash of lemon or lime juice, and ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass.
- Mimosas – Sweeten up a glass of bubbly champagne with a splash of pear simple syrup.
- Spritzers – Add a splash of pear syrup to a glass of your favorite white wine and top with sparkling water.
🧊 How to store
Homemade simple syrups store well, so they make great DIY gifts. To make the most out of its shelf life, allow the syrup to cool completely before pouring it into a sterilized glass container:
Fridge: Cool, pour into a glass container, and store in the refrigerator for two weeks.
Freezer: Pour cooled simple syrup into ice cube trays and freeze, then store frozen cubes in a freezer-friendly bag for six months.
🥭 More fruity syrup recipes
Looking for more fruit-flavored simple syrup recipes? Check these out:
- Lemon Cordial Concentrate
- Pineapple Ginger Syrup
- Orange Simple Syrup
- Blueberry Simple Syrup
- Watermelon Simple Syrup
- Raspberry Simple Syrup
- DIY Peach Syrup
- DIY Apple Syrup
Pear Simple Syrup
- 1 Small Saucepan
- 1 glass jar or bottle sanitized
- ½ cup water distilled or filtered
- ½ cup pear juice
- 1 cup sugar
- Combine water, pear juice, and sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium-high heat until the water begins to boil (about 5 minutes).
- Then, reduce the heat and simmer until the sugar dissolves and the liquid begins to thicken (about 5 more minutes).
- Once the liquid thickens into a sticky syrup, remove the saucepan from the heat and let cool.
- Then, pour the syrup into a sanitized glass jar or bottle and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.