Mulled Whiskey Infusion Recipe

Mulled Whiskey Infusion Recipe
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Some people like to plan ahead for the holidays, and this mulled infusion is great way to get the Yuletide spirit going a little early. Using traditional mulling spices, this is great mixed into egg nog, or stirred together with hot cider.

Read more about The Best Whiskey Infusions You Can Make.

12
Servings
22
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 quart bourbon whiskey
  • 2 whole nutmegs
  • 2 tablespoons whole cardamom pods
  • 2 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 2 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tablespoon whole allspice
  • Rind of a whole orange
  • Rind of a whole lemon
  • 1 thumb of ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1 vanilla bean, split
  • ¼ cup of honey

Directions

In a mixing bowl, combine the honey and three ounces of bourbon whiskey. In a dishtowel, wrap the nutmeg, cardamom pods, cloves, star anise, cinnamon sticks, and allspice, and hold the towel closed. With the back of a heavy skillet, whack the towel several times on a cutting board to break up the spices. Heat the skillet over medium flame, and toast the spices for three to four minutes, tossing regularly. When you can smell the spices, add the orange and lemon peels, ginger, and honey-whiskey mixture. Bring to a simmer, and stir for three to five more minutes. Let the mixture cool, and then pour it all into a one-quart mason jar. Add the vanilla bean, and fill the jar with whiskey. Shake, and let sit in a cool, dark spot for 24 to 48 hours, shaking and tasting every 12 hours for doneness. Strain through a fine mesh strainer, and then again through a coffee filter.

Nutritional Facts

Carbohydrate, by difference
4g
3%
Calcium, Ca
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Magnesium, Mg
3mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
7mg
1%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
13mg
1%
Water
2g
0%

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