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 Bark , Candy 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.