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Halloween Infusion: Caramel Apple Liqueur

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What are your Halloween plans this year? Perhaps a better question would be, what are your Halloween cocktail plans this year?

There are lots of great ideas and inspirations out there for Halloween drinks, and Evelyn from Momsicle suggested we get together for a pre-holiday Halloween-inspired infusion party. Poppy from Funny or Snot and Krista from Mostly Mommyhood were also on board for an early afternoon Happy Hour, and our group grew to five as our new friend Jodi from The Mama Gut joined the festivities.

We made most of the drinks “fun size” so that we could taste-test all of them. While I was never able to understand how a miniature candy bar could be “fun”, I was definitely on board with “fun size” cocktails!

Caramel apples were always a big treat around Halloween when I was growing up. So I set out to create a Caramel-Apple Liqueur, and based on the reactions at our fun-sized party (and how quickly these little shots disappeared) this is a keeper!

Apples in Vodka

Caramel-Apple Liqueur

2 Granny Smith Apples- cored & sliced

2 c. Vodka

1/2 c. Caramel Syrup (or to taste)

Core and slice the apples, and place in a glass jar. Pour vodka over the apples, making sure you have enough to cover. If needed you can add more vodka. Close the jar and place in a dark, cool location. Allow to infuse for 3-4 weeks.

Strain and filter through cheesecloth and coffee filters.

Prepare Caramel Syrup. I followed this recipe from Homebrew Underground (I made only 1/3 of the recipe).
Allow the syrup to cool completely before adding to your apple infusion.

Apple Infused Vodka and Jar of Caramel Syrup

Add caramel syrup One Tablespoon at a time until it reaches your desired taste. I thought that both the apple flavor and caramel flavors were enhanced after chilling the liqueur in the freezer, so err on the side of adding less caramel than you may initially think.

We served these chilled in shot glasses with a slice of a caramel apple, and they were delicious! If you like caramel apples, you will not be disappointed.

Other seasonal drinks included cider with peanut bourbon, Payday Candy Bar shots, Chocolate-Orange martinis, and Ginger-lemon-pear vodka.

Our mini-party also included some fun Halloween snacks thanks to Krista. Find her directions for Frankenweenie pizzas here.

I can’t wait to hear about your Halloween cocktail plans…

Cheers!

Frankenweenie Mummy Pizzas

Monster Cheese Heads

Caramel Apple Shots

 

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32 thoughts on “Halloween Infusion: Caramel Apple Liqueur

  1. After brewing 15 gallons of hard cider, I needed more ideas for the remaining apples in my orchard. I will definitely try this! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Great work, as always….the caramel syrup might be useful with all sorts of drinks…

  3. Sounds fantastic! And looking at my calendar, I have just enough time to whip up a batch before my early Thanksgiving dinner party with friends!

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  5. Caramel apple shots, yes I DEFINITELY need these in my life! Thank you x

  6. Loved it all! Caramel Apple sounds wonderful to go with the cheese!

  7. You did such a good job! You look like you had fun.

    • thanks Jack! It is nice when sometimes our internet friends and become friends in real life!

      • I agree. Here’s to your health and happiness.

      • Have you ever tried Barenjager? I bet it’d got great with your apple deliciousness. And by chance you having a Halloween party (costume)? I haven’t heard of anyone near me having one. Maybe I should just throw one, and dress up as a muddler.

      • Hi Jack, I have not tried Barenjager, but it does sound like it would be great to try with apple! No, I’m not attending a costume party this year… Just staying home to watch scary movies!

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  9. I really can’t stop talking about your infusions to anyone who will listen. They were so good!

    • Thanks Poppy! Sorry I didn’t send you home with your own bottle this time… I’m so glad you enjoyed them! I
      And I thought your infusion was really good too. I foresee some delicious cocktails in your future…

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  11. Loving the caramel apple!!

  12. Hi, I’m hoping to make this as a wedding gift for a friend (I’m doing a series of small batches of liquors – I just started your chocolate brandy this morning!)

    Can it be stored mixed with the caramel syrup, and if so, does it need to be refrigerated? I’m trying to stick with non-refrigeration recipes, but I think the ABV for this should still be high enough for cupboard storage. Thanks!

    • Hi Kate, thanks for your message. The Caramel Apple liqueur does not need to be refrigerated. As you have noted, the alcohol content is high enough that you can keep it at room temperature. I thought it tasted particularly good out of the freezer though! The chocolate brandy is a bit strong for some. If needed you can add some simple syrup to tone it down, and make it more of a sipping liqueur. Cheers~

      • Perfect! I was just thinking in terms of storage. I’m definitely going to make some extra for myself and try it out chilled! And thanks for the tip about the chocolate brandy, I’ll do a taste test before I bottle. :)

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