Celebrate the beauty and bounty of the season with this delicious Caramel Pear Cider cocktail recipe. Made with hard pear cider, apple cider, caramel, pear liqueur, and spices, it’s bursting with flavor that will warm you from the inside out.
Caramel Pear Cider:
Okay, it’s official. I’m a hot apple cider aficionado. You might remember that a couple of weeks ago I shared my Cider Mulled Wine. Now I’m back with another warm mulled fall cocktail recipe: Caramel Pear Cider!
Although all of these cool-weather cocktails are uniquely delicious, there’s something special about this Caramel Pear Cider. It might be because it has all of the things I love about hot apple cider but with a little twist. The caramel and pear flavor combination is beyond description. I think you’re going to love it and look for many occasions to serve it to your guests.
How Do You Make This Caramel Pear Cider?
Like the majority of my favorite recipes, it’s simple.
Pull out your Dutch oven or a heavy bottom stock pot and put it on the stove. I used this gorgeous black pumpkin cocotte that I recently received from Staub. Isn’t it pretty? I want to use it every chance I get.
Pour the apple cider, pear hard cider, and caramel syrup into the Dutch oven. Stir to mix the liquids.
Next, you’ll need mulling spices. Of course, these are essential to any mulled cider because they add a delicious depth of flavor. You can use your favorite, but I recommend making them at home so you can use the spices you love. If you’re interested, you can grab my recipe here.
Place 2 tablespoons of your mulling spices in a small gauze bag like this one. If you don’t have such a bag, use a coffee filter and tie it off with a piece of string.
I also like to add 2 cinnamon sticks to this recipe. This is optional, but I enjoy the extra boost of cinnamon in this Caramel Pear Cider.
With your spices in place, put the lid on your pot and let the cider simmer for an hour. Not only will this make everything nice and hot, but it will allow all of those delicious flavors to come together.
Note: Depending on the apple cider you use, sediment may rise to the top of your pan. I just used a spoon to skim it off. I don’t mind a little in my cider, but for aesthetic reasons, I did try to remove most of it
Before serving, add one cup of pear liqueur. I used J Vineyards Pear Liqueur. It tastes wonderful and is delicious in this recipe. In case you’re looking for another reason to purchase it, I also used it when I made my Spiced Pear Gin Cocktail.
Finally, toss in several pear slices. Your Caramel Pear Cider is now ready to serve.
Voila! Another delicious, warm, and cozy fall cocktail recipe. I just know you’re going to enjoy this Caramel Pear Cider.
Caramel Pear Cider Recipe:
- 1 container (64 ounces) pure apple cider
- 2 bottle (12 ounces) pear hard cider*
- 1/2 cup caramel syrup*
- 2 tablespoons mulling spices
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 cup pear liqueur*
- Sliced pear and cinnamon sticks to garnish
Begin by filling a spice bag with your mulling spices.
To a 4-quart Dutch oven (or heavy-bottom saucepan), add the apple cider, pear hard cider, caramel syrup, bagged mulling spices, and two cinnamon sticks. Stir to combine. Cover and simmer for an hour.
Remove the bagged mulling spices and discard them.
Before serving, stir in the pear liqueur and toss in several pear slices. Serve immediately or keep covered and set on low heat.
*I used Angry Orchard Hard Pear Cider, Torani Caramel Syrup, and J Vineyards Pear Liqueur.