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DIY Infused Whiskey Bourbon

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4 delicious Whiskey infusions: vanilla bean, coffee bean, lemon-ginger, and apple-cinnamon…DIY infused whiskey bourbon is super easy and makes the perfect homemade holiday gifts for friends/whiskey lovers.  Pair each flavor with the drink recipes included below!

homemade DIY infused whiskey bourbon gift sets

I love DIY gifts…they save you a ton of money and I always love seeing people’s faces light up when I tell them, “I made that :)”.  Plus, it’s a little bit more personal than just a gift card or generic store bought gift.

DIY infused whiskey gifts are the perfect gift ideas for your bourbon loving friends.

I opted on making 4 different flavors of whiskey because it makes a really cute gift set.  Plus I was excited to try all four flavors myself and couldn’t pick just one or two!

These don’t necessarily have to be for presents; of course you can make them to keep at your house, especialllyyy if you’re a whiskey drinker like me.

I’ve included a recipe for each whiskey infusion flavor but to be honest, they’re quite delicious to sip just on the rocks.

A 1.75 liter of whiskey (the handle size) will give you a little less than 2 cups of whiskey per infusion flavor.  If you plan on giving each person a gift set of all 4 flavors, you should get about 4 gift sets out of the 1 bottle of whiskey.  If you need more gifts than that, just simply double recipe or you could consider only give 2 flavors per gift set.

homemade DIY infused whiskey bourbon gift sets

The four Infused Whiskey Bourbon Flavors are:

Infused Vanilla Bean Whiskey
Infused Lemon Ginger Whiskey
Infused Apple Cinnamon Whiskey
Infused Coffee Bean Whiskey

Pair with some Healthy Crispy Peanut Butter Balls or a jar of Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce for a delicious last minute homemade Christmas gift set.

homemade DIY infused whiskey bourbon gift sets including lemon-ginger whiskey, vanilla whiskey, coffee whiskey and apple cinnamon whiskey

DIY Infused Whiskey Bourbon

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword christmasgifts, diygifts, giftsforfriends, homemadegifts, infusion, whiskeybourbon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Infusion Time 2 days
Servings 16 3.5oz Whiskey Jars

Ingredients

Vanilla Bean Infused whiskey:

  • 1 whole Vanilla Bean
  • 15 oz about 2 cups Bourbon Whiskey

Spiked Vanilla Hot Chocolate

  • 1.5 oz Vanilla Infused Whiskey
  • 1 packet Hot Chocolate Mix
  • 4 oz. Milk
  • 2 oz. Irish Cream such as Bailey’s
  • Mini Marshmallows for garnish

Lemon Ginger Infused Whiskey

  • 2 TBS lemon peel about ½ lemon
  • 1 TBS fresh ginger cut into chunks
  • 15 oz about 2 cups Bourbon Whiskey

Whiskey Lemonade

  • 1.5 oz Lemon-Ginger Infused Whiskey
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Blackberries
  • 2.5 oz Lemonade
  • 2 oz Gingerale
  • Lemon Wedge and Blackberries for garnish

Apple Cinnamon Infused Whiskey

  • 1 Apple cored and thinly sliced
  • 4 whole Cinnamon Sticks
  • 15 oz about 2 cups Bourbon Whiskey

Apple Pie Spritzer

  • 1.5 oz. Apple Cinnamon Infused Whiskey
  • 4 oz. Cream Soda
  • Cinnamon for garnish

Coffee Infused Whiskey

  • ¼ cup Whole Coffee Beans preferably light-medium roast
  • 15 oz about 2 cups Bourbon Whiskey

Bourbon Coffee Martini

  • 1.5 oz Coffee Bean Infused Whiskey
  • 2 oz. Coffee Liquor such as Tia Maria or Kahlua
  • 1 oz. Irish Cream Liquor such as Bailey’s
  • Bourbon Soaked Coffee Beans for garnish

Instructions

For the Infused Whiskeys

  • Place ingredients in 4 large mason jars (vanilla bean in 1 jar, lemon-ginger in 2nd jar, apples and cinnamon in 3rd jar and coffee beans in 4th jar.  Cover and infuse for at least 2 days (see recipe notes)
  • Once whiskey has infused, strain out ingredients (save the coffee beans for recipe below!) and, if giving as gift sets, divide into smaller mason jars, filling each with 3.5 ounces of whiskey.  You should end up with about 16 mason jars total, with 4 of each whiskey flavor.

Spiked Vanilla Hot Chocolate

  • Heat milk until simmering (or in microwave for 1.5 minutes).  Add in whiskey, Irish cream and hot chocolate packet.  Mix until combined.  Serve hot with mini marshmallows.

Whiskey Lemonade

  • Muddle whiskey and blackberries until juices release. Add in lemonade and top with ginger ale.
  • Garnish with lemon peel and fresh blackberries if desired.

Apple Pie Spritzer

  • Place whiskey in glass over ice, top with cream soda.  Garnish with cinnamon if desired.

Bourbon Coffee Martini

  • Shake all ingredients in shaker with ice.  Pour into martini glass.  Garnish with bourbon soaked coffee beans if desired.

Notes

*The Coffee Bean Whiskey should only infuse for 1-2 days max.  Make sure to test after the first day so it doesn’t become too strong or bitter!  The other flavors will take about 1 week, but make sure to taste test those as well!
*If you aren’t making these for gifts, just keep them in the larger jars or other airtight container!



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