Schnapps is a distilled alcohol usually made
from fruit containing a stone or pit. This schnapps pictured is from
Ihringen in Baden Wurttemberg. The fruit was grown inside the 1 litre
glass bottle. Bottles are placed over the flower (blossom) and the
fruit is allowed to mature inside the bottle. This particular bottle
had two pears mature inside the bottle. (extremely rare) The bottle must
be turned several times a day or the sun will burn a hole in the fruit.
(magnify) When ripe the bottle is careful removed and filled with
distilled pear schnapps. The pear will keep it's shape in the bottle
providing the fluid content doesn't go below the fruit.