We’ve showed you how to make various infused vodkas. We’ve showed you how to make various infused tequilas. Now it’s time for us to show you how to make infused bourbon. Fig infused bourbon to be exact.
The idea for fig infused bourbon came to me after I bought a basket of figs at Whole Foods. I’m not sure how or why. It just sounded good. The funny thing is, the night before my husband was telling me to stay away from infusing “his bourbon.” Like a good wife, I didn’t listen.
Instead, I waited until he went out of town before I started infusing. This way, he couldn’t object to what I did. Solid plan, right?
After the infusion had been sitting for a few hours I told him over the phone about the fig infused bourbon. I believe his exact words were “I told you to stay away from my bourbon. I don’t even like FIGS!” My response was something like “You’ll love it. Trust me.”
I first tested the flavor of the infused bourbon at one week. It still tasted like regular bourbon. At week two, I sipped it again and it had the flavor of a very confused bourbon. At exactly three weeks, it had the fig bourbon flavor I wanted. After removing the figs, it was time for the husband to taste test.
He was being a bit stubborn and refused to taste it. Instead, I made his friend a drink with the infused bourbon. The friend liked it so my husband tried it. And he also liked it. It was really hard to not shout the words “I knew it!” but I did my best. Because I’m nice like that.
Anyway, get your fig infused bourbon started today since it takes some time to infuse. Trust me.
Fig infused bourbon
- Figs (I did 3 figs)
- Bourbon (I used about 300ML)
- Mason jar or some other glass jar with a lid for infusing
- Wash figs, remove top stem and cut them into quarters.
- Place in a mason jar.
- Fill with bourbon.
- Put lid on jar, label with name and date.
- Store the jar in a cool, dark place.
- Check the fig infused bourbon every week. If it smells and tastes like figs, it’s ready. If not, let it go longer. Should be about two to three weeks.
- Once the infusing is done, strain into a glass jar.
- Use as needed in all your favorite bourbon cocktails or try it in a Vanilla Fig Old Fashioned.