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.
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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.)
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.
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.
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.
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?