by Peter Coucquyt
on February 23, 2015

Ginger – pear Collins

This cocktail recipe puts a spin on the classic Tom Collins by adding ginger and pear, making it an appealing spicy & citrus flavored cocktail!

Sweet pear and fruity, spicy ginger are a match made in heaven. They share cinnamon-like aromas and spice each other up. Read more here.

By adding lemon and gin to this pairing, the citrus-green side of ginger is highlighted.

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The well known Tom Collins recipe, first memorialized in writing in 1867, is made from gin, lemon juice, sugar and carbonated water.

Here we simply replace the soda water by ginger ale soda and the sugar syrup by pear syrup.


  • 50 g pear juice
  • 50 g sugar
  • 50 ml gin
  • 30 ml pear syrup
  • 20 ml lemon juice
  • ginger ale soda
  • one fresh pear
  • mint


Pear syrup

Bring the pear juice and the sugar to a boil and let reduce and cool.


Fill your glass with icecubes. Add the gin, pear syrup and lemon juice. Top off with ginger ale. Garnish with slices of pear (like you would slice cumcumber for a gin & tonic) and some mint leaves.

Read more on why ginger and pear are a match made in heaven

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by Peter Coucquyt
A former Michelin-starred chef, Peter applies his culinary expertise to the science of Foodpairing®, infusing the sensory experiences of aroma, taste and texture into every one of his creations.

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