A sip of Caramel Apple Bourbon is like a sip of everything autumn! Bring a flask to the bonfire and soak up the best of the season.
Just looking at that picture gives me a warm fuzzy feeling.
Everyone else seems to be going balls to the wall with pumpkin recipes, but that’s just not really my cup of tea.
I adore bourbon. I also adore caramel apples. This is basically a match made in heaven.
Also, did I mention that it’s really easy?
Just chuck some dried apple slices, a cinnamon stick, and some bourbon in a jar and let it sit for about three days.
Once it’s done, strain the apples out and add a bit of homemade caramel syrup. Done and done!
You can make the caramel syrup anytime during the 3-day infusing window.
You’ll have leftovers of the caramel syrup, so plan to stir some into your morning coffee for a few days. So sorry, I really hate to do that do you.
After 3 days, the apples will be plump and the bourbon will smell like a drunk apple orchard.
Every time I make this I tell myself I’ll use the bourbon apples for something (pie? tart? boozy milkshake?). Somehow, I never do.
Someone, please, make something from the bourbon apples and report back. We’re all counting on you!
Be sure to grab a few bright green granny smith apples to use as a garnish when you serve this bourbon.
They’ll really look awesome on your Instagram feed.
I like to serve this either at room temperature for sipping, or chilled as a shot. Truth me told, I’ve also enjoyed quite a bit of it as a room temperature shot, but we’re not here to judge.
You can, of course, use this bourbon in a cocktail. I’ll love you forever if you make me an apple bourbon old fashioned.
Here’s the Recipe!
- 2 cups dried apple rings
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2 cups bourbon
- 1 cup white sugar
- Sliced granny smith apples for garnish
- See the full instructions on the Kitchenthusiast Blog.
Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 258 Total Fat 0g Saturated Fat 0g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 20mg Carbohydrates 41g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 2g Sugar 39g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 0g
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