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 and this pear liqueur is simply divine. Be sure and make enough to keep some for yourself because it's that good!
Homemade liqueurs are my most favorite thing to make. I call it my hobby.
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 flavorful after just 24 hours!
Ingredients to Make Pear Liqueur:
- Vodka - use one that you regularly drink, a middle of the road vodka is fine.
- Simple Syrup - a simple syrup is just equal parts water and sugar stirred over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. To add to the warm fall flavors, I used a turbinado sugar. Turbinado sugar retains more of the natural molasses flavor of the sugar cane.
- Stick Cinnamon - you want to use stick so that you infuse the flavor in a more subtle way and you don't want to change the color.
- Star Anise.
- Whole Cloves.
How to Make This Pear Liqueur Recipe.
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.
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.
Yummy Pear Liqueur!
This 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!
More Infusions that Make Great Christmas Gifts!
Another favorite pear infusion is this Chamomile Pear Infused Vodka.
If you've priced ginger liqueur, you know it's expensive - luckily it's easy to make your own Homemade Ginger Liqueur.
Did you know you can make delicious Homemade Hazelnut Liqueur?
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 2019.