Flavour Bourbon With Apple Peels Instead Of Tossing Them

Flavour Bourbon With Apple Peels Instead Of Tossing Them

Apple peels are one of those scraps that don’t really seem to have a higher purpose, but leave it to the folks at Food 52 to find a (boozy) use for them. Just toss ’em in a bottle of bourbon and in no time you’ll have a fancy infused liquor to gift or enjoy by yourself.

Honestly, I don’t usually like my bourbon to be anything but bourbon-flavored, but a splash of this in a glass of ginger beer doesn’t sound so bad. The peels of about six apples are enough to flavour a 750ml bottle of bourbon (I would use the cheaper stuff for this), and the only other ingredients — a cinnamon stick and two cloves — are pretty easy to come by.

Just dump everything into a jar and let it sit at room temperature. Remove the cinnamon and cloves after a few days and the peels after a week, and this tasty infusion is ready for action.

Apple Peel Bourbon [Food 52]

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