I love raisins soaked in bourbon. Or in Courvoisier cognac. Alas, I cannot eat them because raisins are off my diet.
I soak raising in bourbon and use them in bread pudding. Really gives it that extra oomph.
We have people come into the distillery all the time and tell us the same tale. Older folks swear that the key to good health is raisins that have been soaked in gin before bedtime. I can't tell you how many times I've heard that.
It was a way to get a little tipple without drinking. Not proper to drink don'tcha know. Just sampling the baked goods spices after all.
As folks who got to be "older" seem to swear by it, I'm going to try to incorporate that into my diet. Yep. Purely for the benefits of good health :D
Since both gin and Bourbon seem to work think I'll hedge my bets with both.
I'm amazed to see how quickly these little buggers (the raisins) soak up the Bourbon. They've at least doubled in size in just two days.... and nearly sucked up all the Bourbon in which I dropped 'em; I may need to add more Bourbon; but then they may plump up so much the damned bottle explodes.... a real conundrum. I'll let you all know; or maybe you'll read about the explosion on the 'interweb'.