- Msg 6281 showed how to get a pear into a bottle. 'tanja tilkema' asked
if there is a pear liqueur to go into the bottle. Found several:
In a large glass container with a lid, combine 3 large pears (cored &
cut into 10mm wide strips), 2 whole cloves, 2 whole allspice
(pimento), a 75mm cinnamon stick, 1 cup of sugar and 2 cups of vodka.
Cover this tightly and shake to blend. Store for 2 weeks in a cool,
dark place, shaking every other day.
After 2 weeks, strain the liquid. Bottle and age for 2 weeks.
Licor de pera (Spanish Pear Liqueur)
4 ripe pears
500ml alcohol 40%bv
3 sticks cinnamon
Cut pears and crush. Macerate pulp and cinnamon for 1 week in alcohol.
Strain. Add sugar syrup. Filter and bottle.
Grappa alla pera (Italian Pear Brandy)
1 litre grappa (or neutral alcohol)
30g sugar (2tbsp)
1 ripe pear (whole I think)
Place ingredients in a large glass jar with lid. Macerate ingredients
in a sunny spot for 7-8 weeks. Filter. Bottle.
Liqueur de poire (French Pear Liqueur)
1 large ripe "Williams' pear
1 litre neutral alcohol 40%bv
1 glass distilled (clear) pear brandy (eau-de-vie de poire)
Place neutral alcohol and the pear in a large glass jar with lid.
Macerate for 4 weeks in a sunny spot. Add sugar and age for 12 weeks.
Add distilled pear brandy. Bottle.