Pear liqueur is a type of liqueur either naturally or artificially flavored with pears. Some high quality pear liqueurs are made from a base of pear brandy that is macerated with pears, then sweetened. Others are simply a neutral spirit with pear flavorings and sugar added. Pear liqueur is typically clear and pale yellow in color, though having a wood-aged spirit as the base may change that.
There are many brands of pear liqueur available in most markets, with some of the better ones being Mathilde, Belle de Brillet (which has a Cognac base), Clear Creek (from Oregon), and J Winery (in Sonoma County, California).
Most high quality pear liqueurs are bottled around 70 proof.
Some popular cocktails containing Pear liqueur
- Pear Sidecar — Pear liqueur, Bitters, Spanish brandy, Lemon juice, Oleo-saccharum
- Autumn Sangria — Hard cider, Albarino, Pear liqueur, Pear, Ginger juice
- My Dear Quarantine — Gin, Pear liqueur, Cardamom, Soda water, Lemon juice, Orange juice, Simple syrup, Lemon peel
- Kellyanne — Pear Vodka, Vanilla vodka, Pear liqueur, Dry vermouth, Apple cider, Cinnamon, Pear
- Atlanta Ritz — Champagne, Pear liqueur, Licor 43, Maraschino Liqueur, Lemon juice, Orange peel
- Rites of Spring — Aquavit, Bianco Vermouth, Pear liqueur, Bitters, Oleo-saccharum, Star anise, Lemon peel
- Stache — Rye, Pear liqueur, Bitters, Lemon juice, Egg white, Cinnamon syrup
- PIPT — Gin, Pear liqueur, Aromatized wine, Bitters, Egg white, Lemon juice
- The End of Summer — Apple brandy, Rye, Cardamaro, Pear liqueur
- Sancti Spiritus — Rum, Cardamaro, Aromatized wine, Pear liqueur, Lemon peel