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    Bourbon infusion?

    Anyone else here mess about with infusing bourbons for cocktails? I am partial to a bourbon bloody mary and find a bottle of WT101 left in a warm place for a few weeks with a couple birds eye chillis (stems chopped off) jammed in the bottle makes for an interesting experience. What else could work?

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    Re: Bourbon infusion?

    I don't make many cocktails, but I have played around with different infusions. My favorite so far is peanut/peanut butter - best of both worlds. A few cacoa nibs will also add color and a bitter, dark chocolate note.
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    Re: Bourbon infusion?

    Quote Originally Posted by onemorepour View Post
    What else could work?
    Honey roasted peanuts.
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    Re: Bourbon infusion?

    I did a Jim Beam Black with blueberries some time ago it was great, it was also fascinating to see how it changed once I bottled and capped it.

    Blog write up here: http://imbibehour.blogspot.com/2010/...-infusion.html



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    Re: Bourbon infusion?

    Good ideas, peanuts, JBB and blueberries who woulda thought!
    Im workin on an idea for preserved lemons using makers mark and whole cloves for making whiskey sours, im imagining a flaming lemon peel curl being extinguished into the glass as a garnish

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    Re: Bourbon infusion?

    Tonight I loaded a few mason jars with:

    - bourbon w/ habanero pepper and garlic
    - rye w/ habanero and cashews

    At the very least I used up some habaneros from the garden.

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    Re: Bourbon infusion?

    Quote Originally Posted by theglobalguy View Post
    Tonight I loaded a few mason jars with:

    - bourbon w/ habanero pepper and garlic
    - rye w/ habanero and cashews

    At the very least I used up some habaneros from the garden.
    I love bourbon, and I love garlic. But I cringe reading that. I hope that works out better than I envision it. I want it to work out better than I envision it.

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    Re: Bourbon infusion?

    I'VE PUT UP SOME CHERRIES IN A JAR. I'll LET THEM GO FOR A WHILE AND DRY THEM OUT TO PUT IN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES, OR DIP IN REALLY GOOD Chocolate for X-mas gifts
    GANBEI

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    Re: Bourbon infusion?

    Did a "bacon washed" EW Black for bacon/maple Old Fashioneds. Different and delicious for tailgating especially early games. Like breakfast in a glass.
    They say some of my stars drink whiskey, but I have found that ones who drink milkshakes don't win many ball games-Casey Stengel

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    Re: Bourbon infusion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alphanumeric View Post
    I love bourbon, and I love garlic. But I cringe reading that. I hope that works out better than I envision it. I want it to work out better than I envision it.
    Sadly you were correct. I made the mistake of searching for ways to use habanero, saw a Vodka infusion and thought...."close enough". Yah, not close enough.

    Hey, you don't enjoy life without making a few mistakes along the way. This one just happened to smell like fire and death.

 

 

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