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Summer Pear with Martin Miller’s Gin | Gin Diaries

September 4, 2017

Many people have been looking forward to autumn. However, after the sunny week we’ve just had. I’m going to cling on to summer as much as I can. Martin Miller’s Gin is the perfect gin for sunny days on the balcony. Today I’m sharing a cocktail with their wonderful gin.

I’m a huge fan of Martin Miller’s Gin, those of you who follow my blog or instagram should know this already. So when they offered to send me a bottle, I was not going to decline. This was much to Dr W’s despair, as the gin shelf is now no longer confined to the original gin shelf…

Summer Pear Cocktail with Martin Miller's Gin

To make it up to Dr W I offered to try out my summer cocktail experiment on him. He did not complain. I turned to a garnish I really enjoyed with Martin Miller’s Gin, pear. I teamed this with cucumber, elderflower and added lots of ice. It’s simple, but refreshing and easy to make. As usual my top tip if you don’t have a cocktail shaker is just to use something with a tight fitting lid. Clean jam jars or lock top Tupperware both are suitable cocktail shaker alternatives.

Summer Pear Cocktail

  • 50ml Martin Miller’s Gin
  • 25ml Pear Liqueur
  • 25ml St Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • 10ml Cucumber syrup
  • Elderflower Tonic Water
  • Ice
  • Pear for garnish
  1. Fill a highball glass and cocktail shaker with plenty of cubed ice.
  2. Pour the gin, pear liqueur, cucumber syrup and elderflower liqueur into the cocktail shaker. Pop the lid on and shake until the cocktail shaker gets very cold to touch.
  3. Pour the mix over the ice, top with the elderflower tonic and garnish with pear slices. Enjoy!

Summer Pear with Martin Miller's Gin

Are you a Martin Miller’s Gin fan? Would you make my cocktail? Let me know in the comments,


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P.S. Post in collaboration with Martin Miller’s Gin. As ever all words and photos are my own.


  • Reply Sarah September 6, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Pear gin is a slow burner as are many pear based products – national attitudes about the fruit aren’t exactly ‘strong’ either way. It’s very seasonal, and often has to be very local, but it means that finding or creating a great recipe with it is a real achievement. The humble pear proves its worth here once again!

    • Reply MissPond September 17, 2017 at 6:45 pm

      Totally agreed! You rarely see pear on the menu.

  • Reply Hairwonderfulday September 5, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Every time I see an article about gin online I always double check if thats not you;) Gin queen! xx

    • Reply MissPond September 17, 2017 at 7:41 pm

      Haha! What can I say?! I love gin 😉

  • Reply JESSICA BROWNE September 5, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    mmm i love gin! thanks for sharing this cocktail recipe 🙂

    • Reply MissPond September 17, 2017 at 7:55 pm

      Gin is the best isn’t it! Glad you liked my cocktail!

  • Reply Erica Price September 5, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    I’m with you on clinging onto summer and a gin cocktail is the perfect way to do it. Gin cocktails always make me think of summer.

    • Reply MissPond September 17, 2017 at 7:59 pm

      They really are the best summery drink aren’t they?! Will be cracking out the sloe gin for autumn soon though I think!

  • Reply chichi September 5, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    ah thanks for the recipe, will be perfect for the weekend!

    • Reply MissPond September 17, 2017 at 8:00 pm

      It definitely is the perfect weekend drink 🙂

  • Reply katya willems September 5, 2017 at 10:05 am

    mmm that sounds delicious Emma! I need to give gin cocktails a whirl as I’m getting a bit bored of plain old G&T – and this one sounds like a winner x

    • Reply MissPond September 17, 2017 at 8:01 pm

      You definitely need to try some gin cocktails! It makes for an amazing spirit for cocktails.

  • Reply The Purley Girly September 4, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Ooh that sounds so good and refreshing! I confess, I’d never thought of having gin with pear before, but I’ve clearly been living under a rock!

    • Reply MissPond September 17, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      It really works! I’d never thought of it before, it took a gin tasting with Martin Miller’s to learn that pear works!

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