How to Make Pear Infused Vodka

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How to Make Pear Infused Vodka
Infused vodka cocktail (sour cherry cocktail in glass image by drx from Fotolia.com)

Pear infused vodka is an easy to make liquor that can be used in many fruity cocktails. Used to make classic cocktails like the screwdriver, Harvey Wallbanger, Cape Codder and Madras, the pear vodka adds a distinctive and interesting touch that often enhances the flavours. Pear infused vodka can also be used in vodka martinis for a sort of oddball touch to an otherwise fruitless cocktail. This recipe makes one 750ml bottle of pear infused vodka.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • 6 Bartlett pears, cut into eight slices
  • Large pitcher with top
  • 750ml vodka
  • Clean 750ml bottle
  • Coffee filter
  • Paper or plastic label

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Place the sliced pears in a large pitcher and cover with the top.

  2. 2

    Put the infusing vodka in a cool, dark place for four to five weeks, shaking regularly the covered pitcher to recombine the ingredients.

  3. 3

    Strain the pear pieces out of the bottle used to infuse the alcohol with a coffee filter, catching the vodka in a clean 750ml bottle.

  4. 4

    Label the bottle to identify that it is pear infused vodka, making sure also to date the bottle.

Tips and warnings

  • For a slightly sweeter vodka, add one-half cup raw sugar along with the pears.
  • Discard the infused vodka after the one-year mark. The vodka will lose much of its distinctive pear flavour in one year.

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