Apple Pie Infused Whiskey is the must-make homemade infusion of the season. Using fresh apples and warming spices, the richness of the liquor is pure autumn in a glass. Plus, it makes for an incredible hostess gift for Thanksgiving!
about this apple pie infused whiskey
If you need to make one thing for Thanksgiving, it’s THIS.
Do you all know that one apple pie moonshine? I love the flavor of it, but man, that stuff goes straight to your head. Also, it is just a tinge too sweet for me to want to sip on it all night long.
Well, since I am such a whiskey girl, why not add that delicious apple pie flavor to my favorite spirit?
Of course, I did it. And it’s pure magic.
It’s the kind of magic that once you take a sip, you are transported to a rich velvet armchair with a glass of this whiskey in hand, lazily swirling it in front of a raging fire in a giant stone fireplace.
What? Is that not the image that springs to your mind automatically?
I know, it’s a little over-the-top, but seriously. This is the kind of spirit that will transport you to a world of happiness after the first sip.
From now on, I plan to make all the infused liquors for every season. It’s such an easy recipe to make and it can be used for all of your favorite cocktails to make them more seasonal and fresh.
If you are hosting Thanksgiving this year, this is a great infused liquor to make for your holiday bar cart that you’ll be setting out for cocktail hour.
If you are attending Thanksgiving at someone’s home this year, a bottle of this infused whiskey makes for a fantastic gift to the host/hostess with the most(est).
Who needs apple pie when you can get all those flavors in whiskey?
apple – I used a gala apple for this recipe, but you can really use any apple depending on the flavor you like best! Honeycrisp, fuji, or even granny smith are great options here.
whole spices – you will need a cinnamon stick and whole cloves for this recipe.
whiskey – either rye whiskey or bourbon whiskey works great for this recipe! Use the spirit that you prefer.
honey – honey is the sweetener for this infused whiskey! You can also use agave if you so choose.
this recipe’s must-haves
The ultimate knife that everyone needs? A chef’s knife! It’s sharp, fierce, and oh-so handy.
To slice the apples with the greatest of ease, pair up this cutting board with the knife above.
I love to use mason jars for all the various infusions that I make. It’s big enough for one batch. It’s also big enough if you want to double or triple this particular recipe, so you can share.
If you want to serve it on the rocks, simply grab your favorite double old fashioned glasses and ice! I personally love this ice sphere mold because it gives you the perfect sphere of ice that melts slowly. Therefore the whiskey doesn’t get diluted as you sip on it!
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here’s how to make apple pie infused whiskey
Add ingredients for the infused whiskey to a large mason jar or other airtight container. The whiskey should cover all the ingredients.
Seal and store in a dark place for up to 2 weeks. I taste mine after a few days to check the flavor! Then check daily until it’s the flavor I prefer. I like to let mine infuse for about 7 to 9 days total.
Strain and store whiskey in an airtight container.
tips for success
not a rye whiskey person? You can substitute bourbon or vodka for the whiskey if you prefer!
what kind of apple should I use?
You can use any kind you like! I recommend using the type that you love the flavor of most – for me that’s either gala, fuji, or honeycrisp.
how long do I infuse the whiskey?
You can infuse the whiskey for up to 2 weeks! The amount of time you let the infusion sit depends on the flavor you like. I recommend checking it after a few days, then continuing to check it daily until it’s the flavor you like. For a more mild flavor, let it infuse for less than a week. For a very strong apple flavor, let it infuse the full 2 weeks.
If you love all things apple, this apple orchard cocktail is a lovely choice for anyone who enjoys a vodka drink.
Finally, if you make this apple pie infused whiskey, please be sure to give this recipe a rating or leave a comment! I love to hear when you all make recipes, and I do take the time to respond to every single comment. Feel free to drop questions below too, if you have them!
Oh and be sure to tag me on Instagram if you make the recipe! Love being able to see these recipes come to live in your homes – it’s my favorite thing to look through those photos. It really means the world to me!
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- 1 apple, sliced
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1/2 tsp whole cloves
- 1 1/2 cups whiskey (or bourbon, if you prefer)
- 1 1/2 tsp honey
- Add apples slices, cinnamon stick, cloves and honey to a large mason jar. Pour over whiskey. The whiskey should cover all the ingredients.
- Seal and store the jar in a dark place to infuse for up to 2 weeks.
- I tasted it after 4 days to check the flavor and ended up infusing it for 7 days in total.
- Strain and store the whiskey.