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Pear Vanilla Gin Fizz — A Perfect Mother’s Day Cocktail | First Choice Liquor Market

Make Mother’s Day exceptional with the Pear Vanilla Gin Fizz, a perfect blend of sweetness and freshness using Hoshi Japanese Gin.

Mother's Day Gin Vanilla Fizz

Mother’s Day Gin Fizz Cocktail

Mums and mother figures deserve to be spoiled all year round, but if there’s one day of the year to show them extra love and admiration — it’s Mother’s Day. “Spoil your Mum or mother figure this Mother’s Day and make her this sophisticated Pear Vanilla Gin Fizz — she’s going to love it!” Jarrod @diycocktailguy says. 


Originally created as a hangover cure in New Orleans but now widely adored around the globe, the gin fizz has earnt it place in the cocktail hall of fame. Over the decades, variations involving rum and whiskey have hit the scene, but the gin fizz remains the go-to choice for a classic cocktail. Bubbly, subtle and sophisticated, Jarrod’s Pear Vanilla Gin Fizz is a modern twist on this classic recipe and it’s the perfect Mother’s Day cocktail to stir up for your Mum when you’re entertaining at home or enjoying a post-brunch homemade cocktail. 

Gin Vanilla Fizz Recipe

Cocktail ingredients:

(Serves 2)



90mL Hoshi Japanese Gin 

60mL pear vanilla simple syrup 

Soda water, to top up

Vanilla essence

Thinly sliced fresh pear

Vanilla bean


Pear vanilla simple syrup ingredients:


1 cup of diced pear 

1 cup of sugar

1 cup of water

Vanilla bean 



How to make the pear vanilla simple syrup:


  1. First up, add 1 cup of diced fresh pear, 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of water and vanilla bean to a pot simmering on the stove. 
  2. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and the pear has started to break down. Then, strain the syrup into a mason jar and let it cool completely.
  3. Store in the fridge until needed. 


How to make the Pear Vanilla Gin Fizz:


  1. Grab your two glasses and add ice and your thin slices of pear. 
  2. Pour 45mL of the award-winning Hoshi Japanese Gin into each glass.
  3. Add 30mL of your pear vanilla simple syrup.
  4. Then, add a small dash of vanilla essence to enhance the vanilla flavour.
  5. Give both glasses a stir and top up with soda water.
  6. To finish, garnish with a slice of pear and vanilla bean. 

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: What to Buy Your Mum, Aunties and Mother Figures this Mother’s Day.

As Jarrod says, “all Mums love gin, let’s be honest!” So why not pick up a bottle for the perfect Mother’s Day gift for your special Mum. From citrus-forward to fruity sloe tipples, we’ve given you our guide to gifting gin this Mother’s Day.

What is the best rum?

“My first answer would be the one that’s in my glass… or a free rum!” Wyatt quips. But there really is no one-answer-fits-all approach to this question. Ask yourself what you want to do with rum. Do you want a snifter? Something to sip on? A cocktail? A mixed drink? It’s about your taste and then pairing a rum to it.

If your Mum loves citrus, gift these gins:

  • Lemon –  Whisk your Mum away to Italy with the Malfy Con Limone Gin. Full of light and bright notes of citrus, Malfy uses lemons from the picturesque Amalfi Coast to create a lip-smacking gin that will have you all enjoying afternoon spritzes.
  • Lime – Wow your Mum with a gold medal gin that places native Australian ingredients front and centre with the Seven Seasons Green Ant Gin. Created by proud Larrakia man, Daniel Motlop, this gin uses native green ants at the start and end of the distillation process to produce a beautiful lime and coriander flavour. 
  • Orange – If oranges are more her citrus of choice, then the Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin is a no brainer. Pairing real oranges with the perfect blend of spice — cardamom, star anise and Tasmanian pepperberry leaf to name a few — this award-winning gin has shone on the world stage and it continues to be a popular choice when stirring up delicious gin and tonics. 


If your Mum loves spice, try these gins:

  1. What do you get when you combine a baker with a distiller? The Kangaroo Island Spiced Pudding Gin! Hints of cinnamon and clove from an old family Christmas pudding recipe combine to produce a smooth and sweet gin. Made to be enjoyed on the rocks, or even drizzled over scoops of icecream, this is a special spirit from one of Australia’s most iconic destinations. 
  2. Aromatic and ready to pack a punch, Four Pillars Spiced Negroni Gin is designed for those who love a negroni cocktail. West African spice grains of paradise and Indonesian cubeb give this gin a special edge. 

If your Mum loves fruity flavours, try these gins:

  1. With beautiful notes of raspberry, grapefruit and juniper berries, the Forty Spotted Raspberry and Rose Botanical Spirit brings tangy fruitiness in a unique bottle that’s made to be gifted. Its lower alcohol content also makes it the perfect choice for long afternoons of spritzes in the sun. 
  2. The Hoshi Japanese Gin is essential for the Pear Vanilla Gin Fizz, but the Hoshi Japanese Pink Gin is perfect for Mums who love a fruity G&T. Bursting with notes of summer berries, this is a fresh and fragrant addition to every bar cart. 
  3. Combining tart sloe berries with the tropical floral aromas of Australian rosellas (think, hibiscus flowers) the Ink Sloe and Berry Gin Liqueur is a bold and fruity choice to elevate your Mum’s next G&T. Add to cart, pronto! 


Now that you’ve found the perfect bottle of gin to gift, it’s time to wrap your head around the perfect gin cocktail garnishes. We’ve got you covered, keep reading for our top tips on gin and tonic garnishes here!

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