This easy, three-ingredient whiskey cocktail made with Chambord raspberry liqueur and diced fresh pear is the perfect spirit-forward drink to make in a pinch.
Whiskey is my favorite spirit. And it's having a major moment. You can find so many variations of whiskey and scotch cocktails at bars and on the internet these days. There are lots of drinks to make with whiskey but my favorite way is simply sipping it neat. When I do want to mix things up at home without pulling out a lot of bar tools, I reach for this whiskey cocktail with chambord raspberry liqueur. It's quick, potent and just slightly sweet. Let's get into how to make it.
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I have a few more Chambord liqueur cocktails in mind but it's honestly hard to to experiment when I've got such a good thing going with this raspberry whiskey cocktail. The whiskey shines through and you get a slight sweetness from the raspberry. Then when you're done, you have lovely whiskey soaked pears to nibble on. Two treats in one. I cannot overstate how easy it is to make and how simply satisfying it is to sip on, especially after a long day's work. If you are looking for something to mix up without need for a cocktail shaker, try it! And for when you do want to make something a little more fancy, give my bubbly bourbon smash a spin.
What you Need to Make this Cocktail
- Your favorite whiskey (Most any kind will work--this actually started out as a simple raspberry & scotch the first time I ever made it.)
- Half a fresh pear
- Raspberry Liqueur (Chambord is the gold standard but use whatever you have on hand.)
And that's it. I did say simple, after all. To make this simple scotch drink, just dice up the pear and add it to a rocks glass then pour the whiskey and raspberry liqueur over top. Give everything a stir with a bar spoon and sip. In under five minutes, you'll be unwinding like a boss.
Tips for this Cocktail with Fresh Pear
- What kind of whiskey to use in this cocktail? I've made this simple drink with many kinds of whiskey, from a more budget-friendly bourbon to a really nice single malt scotch and everything in between. It's consistently delicious and simple.
- What size pear should I use? Pears come in many sizes and I don't discriminate when it comes to this cocktail so I grab whatever size I find. The point is ease, right? For a very large pear (roughly five inches long and three inches wide) just use about ¼ of the pear. With very small pears, you can use the whole thing. No need to peel or anything.
- Can I add ice to this whiskey pear cocktail? I don't recommend adding ice to this drink. It doesn't need it and the water that comes into play as the ice melts will change (dilute) the flavor of the drink. A couple drops of water to open up neat whiskey is one thing but lots of ice is another. Store your pears in the fridge if you want to add a bit of natural chill to your cocktail.
This is my go-to drink for a reason and I hope you'll enjoy a glass (or two?) very soon. And sharing is caring so be sure to pin this raspberry bourbon cocktail recipe to Pinterest. Want even more easy whiskey cocktail ideas? Just let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading!
Simple Whiskey Raspberry & Pear Cocktail
- 2 ounces whiskey
- ¾ ounce raspberry liqueur
- ¼ cup pear diced into bite-sized pieces
- Add all ingredients to a rocks glass.
- Stir briefly with a spoon or bar spoon.
- Enjoy responsibly.