Friday, December 16, 2011

Infused Liquors, Pear Spice Vodka

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You can infuse liquor with pretty much anything you like. The nice thing about it is you can be sure it's a natural flavoring and not an artificial one. I was inspired by ABC Vegan's post about Drunk Fruit :)
This is great sipped on over ice or you can use it to make a wonderful cocktail!

Pear Spiced Vodka
1 liter or so of good vodka
3 pears cut in quarters
3 allspice balls
4 pieces of uncrystallized candied ginger
5 cloves
1 star anise
1/4 a vanilla bean
1/2 a cinnamon stick

Put all ingredients into a glass container and mix it up.
Cover and let sit for 4-6 weeks. Vacillate the jar at least one per week while it's infusing.
After 4-6 weeks, strain through cheese cloth, kitchen towel or nut bag. Transfer to a clean and dry glass container and store covered. The alcohol keeps for about a year. After that, it starts to loose it's infused flavors.

Be sure your cover is air tight.

After about 2 months, the color and flavor has deepened.

I used some repurposed bottles to package this and the Strawberry Infused Gin in for gifts.

The tops of my bottles had some writing stamped on them, so I used these perfectly sized stickers to cover that.
Turned out nicely and I didn't have to buy anything for packaging.
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  1. Amazing! Just awesome - you are an inspiration, I know what I'm doing with my duty free when I return to Aussie :)

  2. Congrats! Love the gift packing idea - now I just wish I'd made more! Next year. :)

  3. Thanks Lou, booze gifts for everyone!
    Esther, I will make more as well. I'm thinking a lemon vodka and pineapple rum are up next.



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