Recipe: Lemon Ginger Spritz with Pear Garnish


If you’re in the mood for a refreshing and alcohol-free beverage, this lemonade ginger beer mocktail is the perfect choice.

With the combination of tangy lemonade, spicy ginger beer, and a sweet pear garnish, this mocktail will keep you cool and satisfied on hot summer days. 

Whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply looking for a tasty and healthy drink, this recipe will hit the spot. So, gather your ingredients, whip up this delicious beverage and enjoy its bright flavors as you kick off the start of the season.


Lemon Ginger Spritz with Pear Garnish

By Sarah Diebboll

Serves 4


8 ounces lemonade
8 ounces ginger beer
1 ripe pear
Ice cubes
Fresh mint leaves (for garnish)


Prepare the Pear Garnish:
Wash and dry the pear. Cut a few thin slices for garnishing.

Assemble the Mocktail:
Fill a tall glass with ice cubes.
Pour the lemonade into the glass, followed by the ginger beer. Stir gently to combine.

Garnish and Serve:
Place a couple of pear slices on the rim of the glass or drop them into the mocktail.
Add a sprig of fresh mint leaves for a touch of freshness and visual appeal.
Serve the mocktail immediately, preferably with a straw or a long stirring stick.

Optional Variations:
Fruity Twist: Enhance the fruity flavors by adding a few slices of fresh strawberries or raspberries to the mocktail.
Herbal Infusion: For an herbal kick, muddle a few basil or mint leaves in the glass before adding the ice and other ingredients.

Opt for freshly squeezed lemon juice or high-quality store-bought lemonade for the best flavor.
Adjust the sweetness and tartness by adding more or less lemonade, according to your taste preference.
Feel free to experiment with different varieties of pears to explore unique flavor combinations.
To make a larger batch for a party, simply multiply the quantities of each ingredient by the desired number of servings.