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Pear Schnapps

Pear schnapps - based on fresh, aromatic pears - has a fresh, fruity taste with fine flavours.

Enjoy on its own - or serve with pie, ice cream, fruit salad, dessert, chicken, cheese and cheese cake.

Or add it to marmalade, jam, jelly, chutney and fruit sauce.

Blends very well with...
lemon schnapps · cranberry schnapps.

Also, see how you can easily...
turn your pear schnapps into a liqueur


Common Pear FruitCommon Pear - Pyrus communis

Use fresh, ripe and aromatic pears. Wild (Pyrus pyraster) or cultivated. Organic if available.

You can use almost any variety - so start with your favourite one, then try some other varieties.


  • Wash and slice 1-2 pears. Leave the skin on.
  • Put them - and also the cores - in a clean glass jar with tight-fitting lid.
  • Add 5 deciliter clear, unflavoured vodka - 40% alcohol content (80 proof).
  • Let steep for 2-3 months or more - in a dark place at room temperature, 18-20°C (64-68°F).
  • Shake lightly and taste it from time to time.
  • Strain and filter your infusion into a clean glass bottle or jar with tight-fitting lid.
  • Store (age) for at least 2 months in a dark place at room temperature before serving.

Note: If for some reason you are not satisfied with your infusion, there are ways to adjust both taste and flavours - click here to see how.

Serve your pear schnapps at room temperature in suitable glasses. And remember to keep your schnapps bottle tightly closed and in a dark place before and between servings.