It's up to you to come up with a story about how you put it in there, but here I will show you how to grow one inside a bottle for your very own.
Step 1: Gather Your Parts
an empty bottle (clear glass is best)
string, twine, rope of some sorts
a pear tree
alcohol of choice (no wine or beer, and mostly clear types work best)
Step 2: Pick Your Pears
Step 3: Clean Leaves, Add Bottle
Make sure you support the bottle as best you can with the string, and tilt the opening down so that water won't pool up in it and make the pear rot.
Step 4: Pick the Pear, Clean the Bottle
To pick it get some sheers, and cut the branch as you would if you were pruning it.
Bring it inside, clean off the leaves, the dirt, and the stick. Depending on the type of bottle you used, you may be able to stick something inside to cut the branch off of the pear. Try whatever you can without bruising the pear.
Now we're gonna use very hot water to clean out the bottle. Not boiling water, just very hot. Wash out the bottle a couple times. Fill it completely gently shake it, empty it, repeat.
Do this until the pear looks as clean as you can get it.
Let it air dry for 20 minutes or so
Step 5: Fill the Bottle and Enjoy
For optimal results, choose a clear spirit, or a light one. The easiest one to use is vodka, because it's tasteless you will be able to find the subtle pear taste easier. But you can really put anything kind you want in there.
I'm making a gin bottle (I like gin), and probably a brandy one (we have alot of brandy) with this year's pears.
You can start making cocktails now, but it would be best to let it sit for a month or so before you open it.
Step 6: Final Notes and Tips
As long as the the pear is completely covered with alcohol it will stay good. When you start to drink it, if the liquid level drops so below the pear anywhere, you either have to finish the bottle, or throw it out. Things will start to grow, and it will generally just not be healthy.
How do you get the pear out?
You don't. You throw out the bottle when you're done. You probably could refill it with more alcohol if you wanted, but I wouldn't recommend it. Bottles are cheap, and you'll probably have another one by the time the year is through anyway.
We used vodka, and as time went by the color of the vodka and the pear changed. As you can see below, the vodka is yellowish, and the pear is a dark red. The pear was yellow green when it was picked.
Can you taste anything?
Somewhat. You can definitely smell the pear on the vodka when you open the bottle or pour some. Tasting it is another story. We've had about half a dozen people try it, and it's pretty 50/50 on tasting it. But this is a conversation piece more than anything.