(This post was split from a discussion of Absolut Pear at: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7665... -- The Chowhound Team)
For more intense pear flavor, you might enjoy Belle de Brillet pear cognac, which supposedly uses 22 pounds of pears to make 1 bottle (which shows in the flavor). Sip straight or mix with regular vodka if you prefer (further sweeteners like elderflower or sprite not necessary). Your liquor store should be able to order it. If you want more fruit, try adding some Looza pear nectar.