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Nectar Making: Quality, Value and Aging  |  Upgrades and Process Comparison  |  Recipes and Blends

The Sims 3 Nectar Making Guide

List of Nectar Making Recipes and Blends

The Sims 3 World Adventures Nectar Making: a garden will be necessary to produce the finest nectar.

Not all fruit combinations work well together when making Nectar in the Sims 3. You may try every single blend to discover that a recipe involving this and that fruit is just impossible. Adding a third ingredient may increase the value of a bottle by making it taste better, but you don't seem to be rewarded for complexity. There are so many combinations that tracking down multi-ingredient nectars is tough.

Contrary to popular belief as per the prima strategy guide, it does matter how the fruits taste together. You can make perfect nectar that is worth $200, but if the fruits are rare and the taste is great (both factored together) you can begin to push toward $500 a bottle and possibly beyond. So start with the basic combinations that require low level gardening then work your way up to using perfect quality uncommon, rare, and special ingredients. A dash of a low level ingredient may set off some other combination and produce a great tasting nectar, so experimentation is key! Share your recipes at our Forum's Nectar Making Thread.

When crafting your own recipes keep in mind that just because one blend of two ingredients tastes bad doesn't mean they can never go together in a recipe. You like a dash of this, a dash of that in your food, so it's not surprising that Sims often like their nectar that way! So try, try again, but mind your fruit stocks!

If you want to use Sims 3 Cheats to unlock fruit, it is possible. Open the cheats console, type testingcheatsenabled true, followed by buydebug Used in conjunction you'll be able to access the special menu under sort by function in buy mode. Simply click the (?) section and proceed to place plant spawners on your lot. Many will start with fruit, to make this an even sweeter for the frustrated/cheaters out there.

Here are some recipes, sorted by value, which you can try which give specific quality nectars:

Amazing Nectar Recipes
9 life fruit, 1 pomegranate - the highest value nectar
7 life fruit, 2 flame fruit, 1 plum
7 life fruit, 2 flame fruit, 1 watermelon
6 life fruit, 3 flame fruit, 1 cherimola blan grapes - A high value nectar that gives all the moodlets in a single bottle
5 cranerlet nuala grapes/5 life fruit
2 gralladina fran grapes, 2 cranerlet nuala grapes, 1 flame fruit, 1 life fruit, 1 cherry, 1 pomelo, 1 avornalino grapes, 1 meloire grapes
2 life fruit, 2 gralladina fran grapes, 2 cranerlet nuala grapes, 2 cherry, 2 pomelo
5 life fruit, 5 pomelo
5 gralladina fran grapes, 5 apples
5 apple /5 renoit grapes - Probably the single best bottle for beginners
Great Nectar Recipes
9 flame fruit/1 gralladina fran grapes
9 cranerlet nuala grapes/1 pomelo
9 pomelo/1 cranerlet nuala grapes
8 pomelo/ 2 watermelon
6 lime/4 renoit grapes

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Raven says...
You know, it's too bad they didn't add recipes using honey to the list after Supernatural came out. Mead Nectars is a natural progression, I think at least.
5th November 2013 5:24pm
SIMMER says...
found a great combination for vampires 4 plasma fruit, 3 flame fruits, and 3 life fruit best to use perfect quality fruit and it is worth a lot of money.
2nd April 2014 1:03pm
Mikal says...
Found another Great combination that I call Purple Passion: 8 meloire grapes & 2 plums
10th October 2013 11:54am
Elize Henning says...
Hallo guys, my sim wants to make nectar with the purple eggplant. I tried to put it in the nectar machine but it wont. How can my sim make this nectar?
27th June 2014 2:53pm
clarabelle97 says...
I've tried to use eggplant also and it won't let me. Must be a bug.
6th July 2014 12:12pm
Rainenm says...
Thank you so much for the beginner amazing recipe! It helped me finish a quest in France!!!
21st July 2013 6:28am
tomms says...
For the beginner, 5 plum & 5 Cherimola Blan makes a good nectar. The game only seems to remember my terrible recipies and forgets all my good ones though...
19th July 2014 1:17pm
KendraRayzilee says...
Found an Amazing white nectar: 3 Cherimola, 3 Avornalino, 4 Renoit.

I can't find a mix of "red" grapes to mirror it that's better than "pretty good"
18th February 2018 12:19am
Moose says...
Thanks for the tip!
15th February 2019 9:11am
Nichole says...
I don't know if it's a great recipe because sometimes my Sim says it is but then the machine just says its really good or wonderful but 5 Cherry and 5 Lime is a combo I've done and another is 5 Lemon and 5 Lime but that one is just very tasty and the price isn't quite as high when you go to sell.
29th July 2013 7:08pm
Whitman says...
I Found an Amazing Combination: 6 Apples and 4 Plums.
15th March 2014 1:53am
Whitman says...
Strike that, it's 6 Plums, 4 Cherries. Sorry about the mix up
15th March 2014 2:22am
Ozma Wesker says...
I used 4 plums, 6 peaches. It's a great blend.
11th October 2019 5:23pm
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