Pear Vodka

From: Preserving by Oded-Schwartz.

Makes a bottle of pear vodka, similar in principle to sloe gin.

Pear vodka in jar with jar
            inside to push pears under liquid



  1. Wash the pears and make at least four holes in each one with a skewer.
  2. Put the pears in a 2 litre preserving jar and add all the other ingredients.
  3. Close the lid and shake the whole thing every few hours for a day until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. The pears will float and you don't want them above the liquid as they will spoil, so find a small glass jar or some such that just fits into the neck of the perserving jar and shove it in there so that the pears remain submerged. 
  5. Leave for three months.
  6. Strain the liquid into one or two bottles with air-tight flip-tops and think of something interesting to do with the very soggy alcoholic pears.

As with the ginger rum, serve over ice to allow the flavour of the pear to rise over the strength of the vodka.

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