Apple season is starting to wind down now. Fiance and I decided to enjoy the last bit of sunny apple picking weather to visit an orchard near our apartment. We got a bit carried away and ended up bringing home a half bushel of apples. In order to not waste the apple-y deliciousness I needed to be a bit creative to add into most of our meals.
As far back as I can remember, my sister has been obsessed with Tutti Fruitti Jelly Bellys. Whenever we so much as walked by a candy store she would insist on buying the sweet and fruity treat. While she has definitely become conscious of eating healthier, I know that those Jelly Bellys still hold a special place in her heart. Naturally, when her birthday came around, I decided to combine my newfound interest with her old love to make her a special birthday present- Tutti Fruitti infused vodka.
Since I was a little kid one of my favorite desserts has been a good Dutch apple pie. The
delicious, crumbly topping that gives way to sweet and tart cinnamony apples. Whenever my family bought a pie they’d have to put a hard limit of two pieces on me to prevent me from eating the whole thing.
When my friends and I visited bourbon distilleries in Louisville, I tried something that has lingered in my mind: apple pie bourbon. The flavors perfectly captured my favorite childhood dessert and I’ve wanted more of it ever since. With the abundant supply of apples available this fall, I decided to try my hand at making my own DIY apple pie bourbon.