Behold! Homemade Pumpkin Spice Bourbon.
Like my coconut vodka, this was insanely easy to make. All it took was regular pumpkin pies spices–cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and clove–bourbon, and time.
The result is bourbon with a tasty pumpkin pie undertone and a nice lingering finish. Great for sipping and for cocktails too.
(You’ll notice there is no pumpkin in this recipe. I did try the bourbon with some canned pumpkin, but it didn’t add much flavor to the recipe. It just made the bourbon harder to strain.)
Pumpkin Spice Bourbon
2 c good-quality bourbon
1 tsp dried ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Combine all spices and the bourbon in a glass jar. Put the lid on and shake thoroughly. Let sit for 3 days and taste. If you’re happy with the spice flavor, line a colander with a cheese cloth and strain the bourbon through to a clean jar or bottle. The cheese cloth will collect any extra spices from the bourbon.