How to Make Apple Pie Bourbon

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So, we’re a few days away from Christmas, and we’re almost ready to crack open our special Holiday Hooch we made about a month ago. It’s our very own Apple Pie Bourbon liqueur recipe, featuring Jim Beam, apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Infused liquors have become a HUGE deal not only in the retail liquor industry, but also in the bars. Why buy a flavored spirit and have the exact same cocktail as everyone else, when you can make your own and guarantee nobody makes a drink like yours. A good bar as all the flavors, a great bar makes their own. Next time you’re in your favorite bar, check and see if you notice some jars or containers on the back bar with all sorts of fruits and things inside of some liquid. That’s the secret sauce. So keeping in the spirit of Christmas, and sharing, we’re going to share our recipe and let you in on the process. Now remember, we’re stubborn, so although we originally intended on infusing for a few days, we left it in a month. Try it tonight, and see how it tastes on Christmas or New Years day.

*Note – We made two batches, one using Jim Beam Bourbon, and one using Makers Mark 46. 










Home Made Apple Pie Bourbon Liqueur: (Makes one jar)

  •  375 ML Bottle of Bourbon ( We used Jim Beam AND Makers Mark 46 to compare and contrast)
  • 1 Mason Jar
  • 1 Granny Smith Apples (Works well with Golden Delicious as well)
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Nutmeg
  • 1 Vanilla bean (Optional)

Directions: Cut your apple into square chunks and fill the mason jar with the pieces. Next, stick in your two cinnamon sticks. Where you place them isn’t too important, they will be shaken and infused. If you prefer a more vanilla taste, this is where you would also place in your vanilla bean. Next, sprinkle in your nutmeg. Lastly, add in your bourbon until the jar is completely full. Close the lid, seal it tight, and give it a good shake. Now let it sit and marinate for 3-4 days at least and when its ready, strain it through a cheesecloth and enjoy!

*Note, you may not be able use all the bourbon and all the apple chunks together depending on the size of your apple. if needed, you can remove some chunks to get more bourbon in it. 

Hope you enjoyed our little apple pie moonshine recipe, if you did, shoot us an email or leave a comment below. If you didn’t, tell us how it could be better and shoot us an email or leave a comment below. Have a Happy Holidays.



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Alex is a full time sales and marketing professional in the consumer packaged goods industry with 8+ years experience in the wine and spirits industry. He is not a professional bartender, but is BarSmarts certified. When not writing for Intoxicology, Alex can be found traveling, spending time with his family, or at a local bar.


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