Apricot Infused Bourbon
How to infuse bourbon with apricots.
- 1 ½ cups dried apricots halved the long way (they stay pretty that way)
- 2 cups good quality bourbon I used Bulleit
- ½ cup dark brown sugar more or less depending on how sweet you want it
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- Corn syrup
- Poppy seeds
Put the apricots on the bottom of a mason jar and pour the bourbon in, along with the brown sugar and cinnamon sticks.
Close the lid tightly and shake to mix up. Let rest in a dark, cool place for 4-7 days, shaking daily to mix flavors. I let mine infuse for a full week; the longer you wait the stronger the flavor will be.
Strain the bourbon, and serve over ice. To line the jar’s rim, dip in corn syrup and then rip in poppy seeds (before filling with liquor!) Store infused bourbon in a cool, dark place and refrigerate leftover infused apricots in sealed container for up to two weeks.