Spiced Pear Liqueur

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Spiced Pear Liqueur

Each fall, we make sure to pick up pears at the peak of their season and combine them with pear brandy and warm fall spices to create an after-dinner liqueur that we can enjoy through the end of the year.

Straight from our book Infuse: Oil, Spirit, Water, the Spiced Pear Liqueur is our favorite way to warm up on a chilly night. Star anise adds a striking flavor and a celebratory visual to this fall liqueur, ushering in the fast-approaching holiday season.

Spiced Pear Liqueur

  • 7 oz of pear brandy or eau de vie (or substitute in your favorite vodka)
  • 3 oz of turbinado simple syrup (see below for recipe)
  • 1 ripe pear, peeled and sliced into eighths
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 1 small star anise pod
  • 2 cloves 
  1. Combine all ingredients in a 16 oz Mason jar. Seal and shake for 30 seconds.
  2. Let infuse at room temperature for 24 hours.
  3. Strain through cheesecloth, squeezing to extract excess liquid.
  4. Chill before serving. The infusion will keep in the refrigerator for up to three months.

Turbinado Simple Syrup

Combine 1/2 cup of turbinado sugar and 1/2 cup of water in a saucepan over low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool before using. 

Hungry for more infusion recipes? Pick up our book Infuse: Oil, Spirit, Water.