The only addition was some amaretto when caramelising the pears.
I tweeted last night about Pear Vodka too...I tripled the quantities of the recipe below as it only makes 1 kilner jar's worth and I wanted more!
Pear Vodka Recipe - Peel and dice some pears and measure quantity in a jug to about the 500ml mark. Mix 30ml brandy and 250ml vodka, add to clear kilner jar with 125g sugar. Add the pears - they should be submerged. Keep in a cool pantry/garage for a good few weeks, then strain into sterilised bottle through muslin.
I use Ikea vases, like this Snartig at 59p
and buy wine corks to seal them.
I'm saving my Pear Vodka to have as an aperitif for Christmas Day.