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Pear Tree

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Dan Becker
Total time 10 mins
Yield Makes 1 mocktail
A little tart and a little sweet, this mocktail of lemon-lime juice and pear juice will wake up your taste buds. Add a splash of seltzer and an herb garnish for a special presentation. 


  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/3 cup pear juice
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon-Lime Juice (see
  • 2 tablespoons Simple Syrup (see
  • 4 fresh mint leaves, plus 1 mint sprig for garnish

Nutrition Information

  • calories 148
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • protein 0.3 g
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 40 g
  • fiber 0.7 g
  • sodium 24 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Put all ingredients except mint sprig in a cocktail shaker and shake until well blended, about 10 seconds. Pour drink with ice into a tumbler or a snifter. Garnish with mint sprig.

  2. Note: Nutritional analysis is per mocktail.

  3. Bar Essentials: Have these on hand for mixing great mocktails.

  4. Simple Syrup: Equal parts sugar and water, heated until the sugar dissolves. (Your yield will be the same as the amount of water you use.)

  5. Lemon-Lime Juice: Equal parts freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice, for adding acidity in a flash.

  6. Fresh Lemons, Limes, and Oranges: To make juice, wedges for squeezing or moistening the rim of a glass, or twists of zest for extra citrus aroma.

  7. Superfine Sugar: Dissolves easily and makes a nice garnish on the rim of a glass.

  8. Fresh Herbs: Basil, mint, and tarragon add complexity, texture, and visual appeal.

  9. Purchased Ice: For a big party, it's hard to make enough ice at home. Besides cooling, ice helps blend flavors in the shaker.