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homemade pear liqueur by larderlove

Pear Liqueur

Karon Grieve
A delightfully fragrant pear liqueur perfect for sipping and cocktails too
4.18 from 28 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course liqueurs
Cuisine British
Servings 15 servings
Calories 125 kcal


  • 1 large pear the William variety is perfect for this, though any will do really
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 nutmeg broken into small pieces
  • 2 strips of dried orange peel
  • 6 cloves
  • 500 ml vodka
  • 150 g caster sugar


  • Make sure you have a ripe yet unblemished pear and rinse and pat dry
  • Pierce the pear all over with a fine skewer
  • Place the pear in a sterilised glass jar that it fits quite snugly and will allow your 500ml vodka
  • Add the spices and orange peel
  • (to make the dried orange peel simply use a potato peeler to peel strips of skin off an unwaxed (or well scrubbed and rinsed orange) making sure you just take the skin and not the bitter white pith. Leave this on a radiator or in an airing cupboard overnight, or warm in a very low oven till completely dried. This intensifies that wonderful orange flavour)
  • Fill jar with vodka and pop on the lid
  • Set on a sunny windowsill for 1 week. It looks rather pretty so is no hardship to have around!
  • After a week open the jar and add the sugar
  • Shake well and set aside in a cool dark cupboard for a further week making sure you give it a shake every day or so to get that sugar to completely dissolve
  • Remove pear and spices from the jar and strain the contents through a sieve lined with a double layer of muslin (or use a coffee filter), I like to do this part twice to get a really clear liqueur.
  • Decant the liquid into a sterilised bottle and enjoy


Calorie value is taken at 15 shots from 500ml bottle.

Serving suggestions

Serve this either chilled or at room temperature. It is great poured over ice-cream. Use as part of a cocktail
This will keep for up to a year in a cool dark cupboard


Calories: 125kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 17mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 7IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg
Keyword liqueur, pear
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