Poire Ivre Gin and Pear Liqueur FI

The Poire Ivre

If you are in the mood for a potent and classy cocktail, the Poire Ivre might be for you. This totally boozy cocktail pairs gin with dry vermouth and pear liqueur for a smooth and subtle treat. Although I suppose it’s not too classy, as the name Poire Ivre literally means drunken pear in French. This is what happens when you are cocktail creating and you have a few iterations of something, and then you need to come up with a name.

Poire Ivre Gin and Pear Liqueur Cocktail
Elegant and simple.

London dry is a great choice here, whatever your go-to gin of choice is. Bombay makes a great one, so does the Botanist, which might be my current favorite. Pear liqueurs are sometimes harder to find, but you may want to try this with a pear brandy if you have a bottle of that handy. You’ll definitely have a richer flavor. For the vermouth, we tried this drink with sweet vermouth and it was just TOO MUCH. The switch to a dry vermouth was definitely the best call to make.

Poire Iver

The Poire Iver is a simple cocktail that combines gin, pear liqueur, and dry vermouth.


  • 1 Oz. Gin
  • .75 Oz. Dry Vermouth
  • .75 Oz. Pear liqueur or pear brandy


  • Combine all of your ingredients into a cocktail glass and stir with ice.
  • Strain into your coupe or martini glass.
  • Sip slowly!

Poire Ivre Gin and Pear Liqueur

Notes on the Poire Ivre gin and pear cocktail.

This is definitely a drink for sipping! The flavors are subtle, yet the alcohol content can pack a whollop.

You can also go the other way and decrease the amount of alcohol by using a pear syrup if you like.

I’m not sure this drink actually needs a garnish. The vermouth and pear complement each other so well, it seems like a garnish would just get in the way.

Poire Ivre glassware
No shaking needed!

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