Originally Posted by Twyla
I... I have to do this now. Vanilla pear and lemon ginger both sound amazing. How much of each did you put in? Are you storing it in the original bottle, or buying new ones somewhere?
Let's see. The vanilla pear, I used 1.5 chopped pears (I made two jars, 3 pears total) and one vanilla bean, split down the middle. I bought large liter-sized Ball canning jars and filled with vodka approximately 5/6 of the way up, but you can fill it the whole way if you're not making a liqueur.
With the lemon ginger, I used the entire zest of 3 lemons and two big peeled knobs of ginger - but that wasn't enough ginger, next time I would use four or five, or chop them up finely. And the same amount of vodka as the other.
I let them steep in those Bell jars for a month or more, and as the time comes I've filtered with a coffee filter into a glass measuring cup, added simple syrup (1 cup of water to 2 cups of sugar, boiled and cooled), and poured into a clean one liter glass bottle with a swingtop lid.
Does that make any sense? I feel like I babbled.
Please ask if you have any more questions!