DIY Cinnamon Infused Whiskey

Today  the internet was a blazing over the European news that The cinnamon-flavored whiskey ‘Fireball’  has been recalled in Europe over a chemical found in antifreeze. There are actually two versions of the recipe, one for Canada and the United States containing the antifreeze chemical, propylene glycol, and a European version that has less of the stuff. Bottles of Fireball whiskey are being recalled in Finland, Sweden and Norway because it contains “too much antifreeze”.  Late last week, the whiskey’s European bottler informed the makers of Fireball that they were out of compliance with European regulations.

So we found it immediatley necessary to hunt down the best DIY version of the infamous flaming ball of fire breathing whiskey we could find. It’s so easy and yummy you might never go back!

Below you will find the ingredients and easy to follow directions provided via firstwefeast.com

* OL’ TIME FIREBALL STYLE WHISKEY*

Ingredients for whiskey

  • 1 bottle of Evans William Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

  • 8-10 cinnamon sticks

  • ⅓ cup of raw sugar

Ingredients for chili oil

  • 1 tbsp chili flakes

  • ½ tbsp of vegetable oil

Instructions

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1. Pour one bottle of Evan Williams bourbon into a large container or pitcher.

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2. Wrap the cinnamon sticks in cheesecloth to create a tea bag.

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 3. Put the cinnamon tea bag into the pitcher of whiskey to steep.

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4. Stir in the raw sugar. Let the whiskey and cinnamon tea bag steep for up to 7-8 days.

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5. To make the chili oil: In a small nonstick pan, stir together chili flakes and vegetable oil. Gently warm the oil and chili flakes over low heat for approximately 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow the oil to cool completely before straining it through a fine mesh sieve and transferring it to a squeeze bottle.

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6. Remove the cinnamon tea bag from the whiskey. Return the flavored whiskey to a bottle that can be tightly sealed.

 7. Stir in two drops of the chili oil. Taste and adjust the flavoring of the chili oil to your liking.

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