Seckel pears, discovered in the nineteenth century near Philadelphia, may be the only pears native to the United States.



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Instructions Checklist
  • Put enough pears into a 48-ounce glass jar to fill. Add vodka. Seal jar, and let stand at room temperature 2 weeks (up to 2 months).

  • Heat sugar and 1 cup water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Add rosemary; remove from heat. Let stand 30 minutes. Discard rosemary. Let cool completely.

  • Fill 12-ounce glasses halfway with ice. Add 4 tablespoons vodka, 2 tablespoons syrup, and 3 tablespoons pear nectar to each. Top with 1/2 cup sparkling water. Serve garnished with rosemary sprigs.

Cook's Notes

Syrup can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 1 month.

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Huge hit at Thanksgiving - I recommend adding 1/2 or 1 tbsp lemon juice.