October 23, 2013 by Emily
It that time of year again, where girls are going absolutely bananas for all things pumpkin spiced. Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin spice Oreos (yes, thats a thing now), pumpkin spice lotions… I could go on. The men in my life are getting on the pumpkin spice train as well…but mainly focusing their attention to pumpkin spice beers.
I know that my husband is very invested in finding the best pumpkin “adult beverage”, and there isn’t really an option outside of beers…Until now!
Yep, that’s pumpkin spice bourbon! Infusing alcohols is ridiculously easy, and an awesome way to tailor your bar to the seasons.
What you’ll need:
1 sugar pumpkin (NOT a carving pumpkin!)
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
750 ml bottle of bourbon (I used Evan Williams)
Peel and gut your sugar pumpkin and cut into thin slices.
Arrange on a baking sheet and sprinkle with sugar and pie spices.
Place in a 400 degree oven and roast for 30-40 minutes or until the pumpkin is tender and just a little caramelized.
Allow the pumpkin to cool and place in a large sealable jar or jug and fill with the bourbon, making sure the pumpkin is covered completely.
Set in a cool, dark place for at least a week to infuse (2-3 weeks will get even better flavor!).
Strain the bourbon through a cheesecloth or coffee filter (the coffee filter will take longer, but you will get fewer little bits and pieces floating around.) and return to the jar or bottle for storage.
Drink and enjoy!
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