Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Spiced Ginger-Pear Vodka

I used my beautiful & ripe Bosc pears from my last Bountiful Baskets order to make this recipe. I made the vodka in the unused jars from my canning from earlier this summer. Since we made DIY gifts for all our friends this Christmas, I gave these along with Peppermint BarkCandy Cane Vodka ,  White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies & Cranberry-White Chocolate Cookies !

Spiced Ginger-Pear Vodka


1 large Quart jar (also used for jarring or canning) with combining lid

3-4 Bosc Pears-Pitted & sliced

1/3 cup fresh peeled & chopped Ginger

1 teaspoon Nutmeg

½ teaspoon ground Ginger

¼ cup Simple Syrup

Good Quality Vodka


Peel & slice your pears, then add to the jar. Add spices, as well as the peeled and chopped ginger. Fill the rest of the jar to the rim with vodka, shake well & then store in a cool & dry location for 2 weeks. Shake jar periodically every few days. Once ready, remove pears & strain. Add simple syrup & shake well. Serve chilled over ice, or use in a martini or mixed drink.


  1. This is FANTASTIC! Buzzed (and if I had some that - I would be buzzed!). What a great idea! BTW - I have NO idea why it took me so long...but I'm your newest Google Follower!

  2. lol I loved your vodka recipes so much in fact I am a follower now.
    P.S. Loved your blog!! (not only vodka-part))

  3. @Kate & Ann-Welcome to my two newest followers. Glad to have you & let me know how your vodka turns out.

  4. What a wonderful gift idea! I may want to just make some for myself too =)