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December 3, 2014

Apple Cinnamon Infused Bourbon

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Hey……me again..just infusing more booze over here. I swear…once you get started, it’s kinda hard to stop.  And this one might be my favorite infusion yet! We take dried apples and a few cinnamon sticks and infuse bourbon (my favorite!). After a few days, you get a syrupy/spicy sweet/STRONG concoction. I’d drink it straight on the rocks…or maybe add a little mulled cider to it….or make myself a toddy with it. Heck, I’d even consider putting it in caramel.  I think I like it a little toooooo much if you know what I mean. I’m serious about that caramel. Somebody do it.

And we’re off!

Three ingredient recipes are my favorite.

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We take dried apple rings (from Trader Joe’s!) and a few cinnamon sticks …..

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They go into a bottle that seals.

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Bourbon on top.

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Day ONE!

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I would taste test/shake the bourbon throughout the next few days.

You might want to stop at 3 days… I went for four for MAXIMUM flavor.

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As you can see in the above pictures, the apples soak up a lot of the booze.

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Push the liquids out of them apples! Try one. They’ll get you messed up!

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Look at this stuff!

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All bottled  up!

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I made my own little labels and put them on the bottles with washi tape!

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Yum yum gimme some.

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I’m sure it’s gonna be hard for me to give these bottles away.

#iwantthemALLtomyself

 

Apple Cinnamon Infused Bourbon

makes about 3 cups

  • 2 cups chopped dried apple rings
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 750 ml bourbon whiskey

Place dried apples and cinnamon into a large jar with a wide opening. Pour bourbon on top and seal lid tightly. Store infusion in a cool dark place and agitate quickly once a day for three days.  Strain infused bourbon into a large measuring cup fitted with a fine mesh strainer, pressing some of the juice from the apples (they will be reconstituted). Transfer strained infused vodka to clean bottles. The infusion should last indefinitely if strained well.

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