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Pecan Pie Vodka

Pecan Pie Vodka is sweet, nutty, and everything you’d want a drink like this to be. It’s the perfect addition to any of your favorite vodka cocktails.

Pecan Pie Vodka is sweet, nutty, and everything you'd want a drink like this to be. It's the perfect addition to any of your favorite cocktails.

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We’re gearing up for some pretty epic holiday celebrations around here. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m sort of a control freak when it comes to the holidays.

We host, and I’m in charge of execution of pretty much every aspect, because, well, because I have control issues. But we all seem to have a good time, so I think it’s okay.

Dear Family: Tell me when it’s not okay! (Or maybe let me live in blissful ignorance.)

Pecan Pie Vodka is sweet, nutty, and everything you'd want a drink like this to be. The perfect homemade gift!

One thing you can count on me for is a festive cocktail. And that’s where this Pecan Pie Vodka comes in.

I love planning for a cocktail I know the whole crew will love, but that is also special and unique. And of course, it’s got to match the season we’re in.

What can I say. That’s just who I am.

You guys. It is so dang delicious.

Nutty, and sweet, and everything you love about pecan pie. Without the stickyness. Which is kind of important in a cocktail.

Pecan Pie Vodka is sweet, nutty, and everything you'd want a drink like this to be. Simple, delicious and perfect for Thanksgiving!

You can use it to make an epic version of a White Russian. Or add it to your post-dinner coffee. The possibilities are endless.

I use Everclear® to make this infusion, because it provides a completely neutral profile. It’ll take on any of the flavors you want to infuse it with. I even used it to make Mulling Spiced Vodka a few months ago.

You’ve got to start with toasted (or roasted) pecans, because doing that will bring out their flavors in the final product.

This is kind of a rule for life. If you’re baking or cooking with nuts, always make sure to toast them first.

Pecan Pie Vodka is sweet, nutty, and everything you'd want a drink like this to be. Perfect for Thanksgiving!

Once the pecans are perfectly roasted (watch them closely – they go from toasted to burnt in a flash!) and fragrant, you’ll put them in a large mason jar with a large cinnamon stick and Everclear. Leave it to infuse for a full 24 hours.

After 24 hours, strain the vodka with a cheesecloth, or a fine mesh strainer. Then you’re going to mix simple syrup into the infusion, and you’re done!

I used brown sugar simple syrup for this Pecan Pie Vodka, which provides a more complex, sweeter flavor than regular granulated sugar would.

Pecan Pie Vodka is sweet, nutty, and everything you'd want a drink like this to be. Add it to a White Russian or after dinner coffee for a perfectly festive drink!

Put it all in a capped bottle. Add a festive tag, and it makes a fantastic gift for your favorite vodka drinkers.

When my guests arrive this Thanksgiving, I’ll be serving up Pecan Pie White Russians and topping off after dinner coffees with a splash of Pecan Pie Vodka. I know it’ll be a hit at my party, and yours too.

You can infuse Everclear® with any kind of spice and flavor. I’d love to see what you do with it. What flavors are you inspired to make?

Pecan Pie Vodka is sweet, nutty, and everything you'd want a drink like this to be. It's the perfect addition to any of your favorite cocktails.

Pecan Pie Vodka

Yield: 24 ounces
Additional Time: 1 day 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 day 10 minutes

Pecan Pie Vodka is sweet, nutty, and everything you’d want a drink like this to be. It’s the perfect addition to any of your favorite vodka cocktails.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 10 ounces Everclear
  • 10 ounces filtered water
  • 4 ounces 1:1 simple syrup (I used brown sugar simple syrup)

Instructions

  1. Place pecans in a small skillet and set over low/medium heat. Toast, stirring frequently, until pecans are fragrant but not burnt. Allow pecans to cool completely.
  2. Place toasted pecans and the cinnamon stick in a sterile quart size mason jar. Add Everclear and filtered water. Place on the lid and allow mixture to infuse 24 hours.
  3. Strain out solids using a mesh strainer lined with a paper towel, coffee filter, or cheese cloth. Mix simple syrup into infusion and pour into capped bottle.

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Chris

Monday 29th of October 2018

If you use regular vodka instead of Everclear do you still use the water ? If the water is being used to dilute the Everclear to come down to a normal vodka proof then would that make sense ?? Other wise it would dilute an 80 proof vodka even more right ?

Jamie

Sunday 4th of November 2018

Hi Chris - If you use regular vodka you shouldn't need to use the water. Hope this helps! Happy baking. -Jamie

Kate Czaja

Tuesday 28th of August 2018

Why do you add water and can you omit it?

Jamie

Tuesday 28th of August 2018

Hi Kate! The water is added to bring the proof down closer to vodka (Everclear is about 190 proof, vodka is about 80 proof). Thanks for stopping by! -Jamie

Trude

Monday 11th of December 2017

Just wondering if this would work with vodka (not Everclear). I've made amoretto before and it's delicious. Let me know what you think. Sounds so good. 

Jamie

Monday 11th of December 2017

Vodka will work just fine, Trude. Happy Holidays to you and yours! -Jamie

Jen Meudt

Sunday 10th of December 2017

I've made 10 sweet looking little bottles of this for gifts (with just enough left over to toss into a mason jar for DaddyMan) and would love to include a recipe for the white russian on the back of my tag (though I'm certainly calling it a Nutty Russian). I'm wondering what your plan for the cocktail would look like. Since you "cut" the vodka in half with water, do you add more Pecan Pie vodka, split the difference with "fully charged" vodka, or not tell anyone there's less booze in their drink?

Jamie

Monday 11th of December 2017

Ha! I just didn't tell anyone their drink was less boozy! I hope this helps! -Jamie

Cheryl

Friday 1st of December 2017

This sounds fabulous! But can the pecans be used for anything else afterwards?

Dana

Tuesday 19th of December 2017

I just made this recipe, and the pecans were too yummy (and expensive) to throw out. I threw them on a pan with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and cayenne and roasted them for another 30 minutes at 350°. And they are delicious, and I'm calling them "Drunken Pecans.".

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