With the cooler temperatures finally hitting the South, we are more than ready for time by the fire pit, throwing on our plaid scarves and partaking in a bourbon-based cocktail by the fireplace. Amanda and I are bourbon drinkers. Truly, we love the stuff. While we love it year round, bourbon is quintessentially a cozy-up with a blanket spirit.
We're always on the hunt for a new cocktail. Most of our staples are typically an organic combination of multiple recipes. Slowly taking things away and adding just a little more bourbon until we've really made it our own. During the chilly Autumn months, there is always a mason jar of Apple Spice Infused Bourbon - proudly displaying itself on our top shelf (next to the eggs). Add a little bit to a glass of sweet tea, and you've found the closest thing to heaven. We've decided to share with everyone our recipe and....you're welcome!
Apple Spice Infused Bourbon
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 4 days
1 Apple (I used Honeycrisp), chopped
2 cinnamon sticks
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon Allspice
1 (750-milliliter) bottle bourbon
1/4 cup Simple Syrup
1. Place first 5 ingredients in a 1-qt. jar. Add bourbon, cover with lid, and shake to distribute. Let bourbon stand at room temperature 4 days. Give the jar a shake anytime you pass it.
2. After 4 days, shake jar to distribute flavors. Pour bourbon mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a pitcher, discarding solids. Stir in Simple Syrup, and pour into a clean 1-qt. jar. Cover and store in refrigerator up to 2 months.
Serving Suggestion: Add a shot to a glass of iced tea, garnish with an orange wedge and an apple slice.