Autumn Essentials: Apple Pie Bourbon Shots

Andy Anderson !


Guess what? We are going to infuse some bourbon and make it taste like apple pie… or something like that.

Anyway, this is a simple recipe to pull together, and in four days you will be drinking your apple pie out of a shot glass. You can thank me now, or you can thank me later.

FYI: If bourbon is not your thing, it works quite nicely with steeped tea. My favorite is Earl Grey. Just let the tea cool, before adding to the jar.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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5 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 1 medium
  • 3 tsp
    sugar, granulated variety
  • 1 large
  • 2 medium
    cinnamon sticks
  • 1
    inch, fresh ginger, sliced
  • ·
    bourbon, your choice

How to Make Autumn Essentials: Apple Pie Bourbon Shots


  2. I found that using one apple was enough to infuse the bourbon; however, the variety of the apple will determine the drinks flavor. So, choose sweet or tart… up to you.
  3. Before adding the nutmeg, grate off a bit of the top and bottom. This will help it release its flavors into the bourbon. But do not add the shavings; just the nutmeg.
  4. There is really no need to peel the apple, or remove the skin from the ginger… up to you, it will not impact the recipe.
  5. The container I used for this was a mason jar that held 16 fluid ounces, and the proportions listed in this recipe are geared to that size.
  6. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  7. Add the apple, sugar, nutmeg cinnamon sticks, and ginger to a jar with a tight-fitting lid.
  8. Pour in the bourbon.
  9. Gently turn the jar over a few times, to help dissolve the sugar into the bourbon, and then sit in a window, and wait four days.
  10. Chef’s Note: With the lushes I have coming-and-going in this house, I had to hide it behind a sofa in the first-floor sitting room.
  11. Chef’s Note: Once or twice a day, turn the jar over, and then back up.
  12. After four days, open and taste. If it is not strong enough for you, leave it another day or two.
  13. Chef’s Note: Mine was perfect after four days.
  15. Strain out the solids, and have at it. Enjoy.
  16. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Autumn Essentials: Apple Pie Bourbon Shots

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: American

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