Spiced Pear Zinger

Once you’ve tried this festively fun sipper, you won’t believe that it’s actually pretty good for you! But with a combination of anti-inflammatory and blood-sugar regulating spices, probiotic-rich kombucha, and digestive stimulating bitters, you’ve got yourself one pretty decent holiday cocktail that won’t leave your body feeling like a pile of garbage. That is unless you overdo it. As mentioned in the recipe for my Cranberry Kombucha Shrub, moderation is still important when consuming arguably more “health-minded” alcoholic beverages. So give this winter wonder a whirl, and take your taste buds for a happy holiday spin. Just maybe limit yourself to one of these before the room starts spinning too.

Spiced Pear Zinger

*Makes one “double” cocktail


  • Half a pear, peeled and cut into small chunks
  • 2 oz spiced rum
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 oz pure pear or apple juice
  • 4 oz (or more) Cultured Kombucha citrus ginger kombucha (or something similar)
  • Pear bitters to taste
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove to taste
  • Ice
  • Optional garnishes of a cinnamon stick and pear slices


  1. Muddle the pear in the bottom of a tall rocks glass
  2. Add the rum, maple syrup, and spices, and give it a good stir
  3. Add desired amount of ice, and top with the juice and kombucha
  4. Sprinkle in the spices and a few drops of the bitters
  5. Give it another stir, and decorate with desired garnishes