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Tweak Your Bourbon

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Because I think liquor makes some of the best wedding favors(I mean as pretty as the cake pop is who really wants that in return for the $150 they shelled out to attend your function), I’ve been on an endless search for the best infusion to hand out.  Although vodka seems like the easiest option I kind of want something unexpected.  Enter bourbon and the amazing recipes below.  Have fun!!

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Apple Pie Infused Bourbon

Ingredients

  • 1 Golden Delicious Apple (chopped)
  • 2 (3-inch) Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 750 ml Bottle of Bourbon
  • 1/4 cup Simple Syrup

 

Preparation

  • Place first 3 ingredients in a 1-qt. canning jar. Add bourbon; cover with metal lid, and screw on band. Let bourbon stand at room temperature 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. canning jar or 3 to 4 small bottles. Cover and store in refrigerator up to 2 months.

 

Bacon Infused Bourbon

Ingredients

  • 1 (750 ml) Bottle of Bourbon
  • 1/4 cup of Bacon Grease

 

Preparation

  • Remove 1/4 cup bourbon from bottle.
  • Pour warm bacon grease into bottle. Cover and let stand 4 hours, shaking bottle occasionally.
  • Chill 3 to 7 days.
  • Pour bourbon through a wire-mesh strainer lined with a coffee filter into a bowl; discard filter. Clean bottle.
  • Pour strained bourbon into bottle, and store at room temperature up to 6 months.

 

Orange Clove and Cranberry Infused Bourbon

Ingredients

  • 2 (2-inch) Orange Grind Strips
  • 8 Whole Cloves
  • 1 cup of Lightly Crushed Cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 (750 ml) Bottle of Bourbon
  • 1/4 cup of Simple Syrup

 

Preparation

  • Place first 3 ingredients in a 1-qt. canning jar. Add bourbon; cover with metal lid, and screw on band. Let bourbon stand at room temperature 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. canning jar or 3 to 4 small bottles.
  • Cover and store in refrigerator up to 2 months.

 

Coffee Infused Bourbon

Ingredients

  • 1 (750 ml) Bottle of Bourbon
  • 1/2 cup of Whole Coffee Beans (Spanish or French Roast options offer a better taste)

Preparation

  • Pour the bourbon into an infusion jar, large mason jar or other wide-mouthed container with a tight seal.
  • Add the coffee beans, seal the container, and shake well.
  • Place the jar in a cool dark place for about 24 hours.
  • Taste the infusion and if you think it needs a little more time, shake it again and allow it to set for another 8 hours. Check it again and repeat this step until you have the flavor you want.
  • When the infusion is to your liking, strain the coffee beans through a fine strainer from the whiskey.
  • Return the whiskey to its original bottle, cap it, and enjoy it any cocktail you see fit.

 

chamomile-infusions

 

Chamomile Infused Bourbon

Ingredients

  • 1/8 oz (3 tablespoons) of Dried Chamomile Flowers
  • 1 cup of Bourbon

Preparation

  • Infuse the two for 5 days
  • Strain the flowers then pour through coffee filter to finish
  • Now your done so enjoy!!

 

Chocolate Infused Bourbon

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of Bourbon
  • 1/2 cup of Cocoa Nibs
  • 1 inch Piece of Vanilla Bean (split)

 

Preparation

  • Combine all ingredients in a glass jar or vessel.
  • Infuse for approximately 3 weeks, or until it reaches your desired taste. Strain & filter.
  • Enjoy, sip, and savor…The final product is very a rich chocolate color. After three weeks of infusing, this tasted strongly of chocolate, but did not overpower the bourbon.

 

 

 

(recipe 1, 2 and 3 from SouthernLiving.com – recipes 4 and 5 from boozedandinfused.com)

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