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Pear Old Cuban

Made with rum and a pear simple syrup, this Pear Old Cuban pairs perfectly with cheddar cheese, but is also delightful all on its own!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cocktails, Pear, Rum
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 1 cocktail
Author: Sues


  • 4 mint leaves
  • 1 ½ oz. pear simple syrup (recipe below)
  • ½ oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ½ oz. dark rum
  • 1-2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 oz. prosecco
  • 2 cubes Craigs Creamery Sharp Cheddar Cheese, for garnish
  • 1 cube pear, for garnish

Pear Simple Syrup

  • 1 pear, chopped (I used Barlett)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water


  • In the bottom of a shaker, muddle together mint leaves, simple syrup, and lime juice.
  • Add rum and bitters to shaker, along with ice cubes. Shake well and strain into cocktail glasses (I recommend coup glasses).
  • Top glasses off with prosecco and garnish with cheese and pears cubes.

Pear Simple Syrup

  • Put chopped pears, sugar, and water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat and let simmer for about 15 minutes, until mixture is thickened. 
  • Strain the mixture into a bowl, being sure to press down on the pears to extract as much juice as possible. Keep syrup in bowl or pour into a mason jar and place in fridge to cool completely before using.


  • Pear simple syrup recipe makes enough for 4 Pear Old Cuban cocktails. Recipe can be easily doubled or tripled.
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