A sweet and refreshing fall drink, this pear bourbon smash has mint, pear, and just a hint of maple syrup!

A sweet and refreshing fall drink, this pear bourbon smash has mint, pear, and just a hint of maple syrup!

It’ falltime and the livin’ is easy! Ok so it really still feels like summer (hi, still 90 here) and I am a little fearful that we are skipping right over fall here in the Midwest and headed straight for the wintertime blues. Yes, summer is GREAT and I adore the extra warm weather, but I love that fall in-between time too! To deal, I’m sipping on a pear bourbon smash and calling it a day, you feel me?

A sweet and refreshing fall drink, this pear bourbon smash has mint, pear, and just a hint of maple syrup!

I wanted to come up with a drink that’s reminiscent of my favorite popsicle recipe and doesn’t need any muddling, fancy tools or even a strainer! While I might own all kinds of cake pans and kitchen gadgets, I do not, in fact, own a drink muddler or strainer. It seems kind of odd, considering that I love a good cocktail, but I just haven’t jumped for those yet! I do have a pretty sweet cocktail shaker that my grandparents passed down, so I’m not a total weirdo without any cocktail making tools. Just the essential ones (oh well!). The best part about this pear bourbon smash? You don’t need those tools! Just pop everything in the blender, blend, add bourbon and pour over ice. Done! I added a bit of extra mint to my cocktail, but you can adjust according to your taste. Also, I originally wanted to sweetener to be brown sugar but went with maple syrup. It feels a little more fall in this crazy heat wave we are having here. Cheers!

A sweet and refreshing fall drink, this pear bourbon smash has mint, pear, and just a hint of maple syrup!

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Pear Bourbon Smash

A sweet and refreshing fall drink, this pear bourbon smash has mint, pear, and just a hint of maple syrup!

Course Drinks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 of a pear sliced
  • 6 mint leaves plus additional for garnish
  • Juice of 1 lemon about 2 tbs. juice
  • 2 ounces bourbon

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine all the ingredients, except for the bourbon and blend on high until smoothie. Stir bourbon into the mixture and divide evenly into 2 glasses over ice. Serve with additional mint and a pear slice for garnish.

 

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