Homemade Pear Liqueur – this homemade spiced pear liqueur is ready in just one day and is so amazingly delicious! Vodka, pears, cloves, cinnamon and anise. Homemade liqueurs make a wonderful homemade Christmas gift or for any occasion. Be sure and make enough to keep some for yourself because it’s that good!
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Homemade liqueurs are my most favorite thing to make. I call it my hobby. Just look at all these Homemade Liqueurs and Infused Liquors!
I love homemade liqueurs and infusions, with a little prep, time does most of the work. With this Homemade Pear Liqueur, time doesn’t even have all that much work to do. It’s ready in just a day! I was skeptical that it might take longer, but it didn’t! It was so full of flavor after just 24 hours!
Making Homemade Spiced Pear Liqueur is so Easy!
You’re not going to believe how easy it is to make this homemade liqueur. The first step is making a simple syrup. A simple syrup is just a mixture of sugar and water heated to a simmer to dissolve the sugar. In this case, turbinado sugar is used. Turbinado sugar is raw cane sugar. I think it adds a richness that you don’t get from white sugar, but if you can’t find it, just make your simple syrup with white sugar.
Into a 2 cup (at least) mason jar, add vodka, simple syrup, sliced pear, star anise, cinnamon, and clove and close the lid. Shake to combine. Let infuse at room temperature for 24 hours.
After 24 hours, taste it, it should taste of pears with a hint of spice. Strain into a bottle and cap. Keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.
Homemade Spiced Pear Liqueur
This Homemade Spiced Pear Liqueur is definitely in my top five homemade liqueurs! I found it in one of my favorite books for infusion ideas: Infuse Oil, Spirit, Water. Two other recipes that I’ve made from this book: Sriracha Honey Popcorn and Spicy Cucumber Infused Gin. I recommend this book highly!
If you have some extra pears, try my new favorite arugula salad!
Looking for more infusions:
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Homemade Spiced Pear Liqueur
- Combine 1/2 cup of turbinado sugar (raw cane sugar) and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves. Cool.
- Spiced Pear Liqueur
- Place the pear, cinnamon, star anise and cloves in a 2 cup jar. Add 7 oz of vodka and 3 oz of the cooled simple syrup. Seal and shake for 30 seconds.
- Let it infuse at room temperature for 24 hours.
- Strain into a jar.
- Chill. Will keep in the refrigerator for 3 months.
Update Notes: This was originally published in 2013 and has been updated for 2018.