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Wednesday 3 January 2018

How To Make Homemade Spiced Apple Vodka

Apples and cinnamon - what a match made in heaven. And whilst this liqueur needs some time to mature for the flavours to infuse as deeply as possible, there's no denying it's worth the wait. And it's so easy to make too!

In liqueur-making, apples can be combined with brandy, gin and even rum, but I love the sharpness that comes from a vodka blend. This recipe will make about a litre of the finished liqueur and stores well in a cool cupboard.


1 Granny Smith apple, diced
2 Cinnamon sticks
710ml Vodka
475g sugar
60ml water


1 Litre jar/flask with tight-fitting lid
Muslin, pegs and bowl for straining
A funnel will also be useful

How To Make It

1. Put the diced apple, cinnamon, half the sugar and all of the vodka in a big jar or flask with a tight fitting lid. I use the 1 litre preserving jar from Kilner as it's versatile enough to use in any number of recipes.

Seal your jar tightly and store in a dry, dark place for 2 weeks. I pop mine under the stairs but an airing cupboard or kitchen cupboard would do just as nicely.

2. After the 2 weeks, the mixture should have taken a delicious amber colour. Now take the jar and strain the contents. This can be a bit messy but straightforward nevertheless. Sometimes I find it easier to strain a little at a time to avoid my muslin collapsing into the bowl.

3. When you have finished straining, wash your jar and pour the strained liquid back in. Add the rest of the sugar and the water. 

Seal and store again until the sugar has fully dissolved.

4. When the sugar has completely dissolved re-bottle into it's final container and age for, wait for it - 3 months. I know. It'll go in a flash. I promise. 

And the wait is worth it. This fantastic liqueur works very well with a dash lemonade or ginger ale, and is a great little winter warmer. 

Give it a go and let me know how you get on!

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  1. This sounds really yummy! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx

  2. That sounds so delicious! Such a shame it takes so long to make but I'm sure the wait is worth it.

  3. This sounds absolutely fabulous! I can only imagine how crisp and delicious it would be since it wouldn't have any processed junk in there! Thanks for sharing, this seems easy enough to give a try!

  4. This sounds so yummy and perfect for a winter evening! I'm definitely going to make this this weekend! :)

  5. This sounds delicious and looks like even i might be able to make it! There's nothing like winter to make me want a little spiced apple beverage. #blogstravaganza

  6. Oh my this sounds delicious!! I may have to give it a go, yummy!! Thanks for linking up #BloggersBests

  7. This sounds amazing! I would love to give it a go, do you know how long it will keep? #FamilyFunLinky

  8. This sounds delicious and so simple to make - I've made cranberry vodka before but never thought of apple and cinnamon vodka

  9. Oh yum and is a an essence of Christmas! I'd alwsys go rum but I'll believe you that vodka is good too! So simple and ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

  10. This looks very tasty! I don't normally drink vodka, but with this treatment it might be worth a try! ��x

  11. I was going to attempt this last year but wasn't sure how to go about it, so will try it now #satsesh@_karendennix

  12. This sounds yummy. I've made raspberry rum in the past but it probably would have worked better with vodka ��

  13. Ooh this looks so yummy! I will definitely give this a go! #fortheloveblog

  14. It does sound delicious! Thanks for joining #thesatsesh xx

  15. Oh, this looks absolutely yummy. I have a bottle of vodka in the fridge. I might give it a go. Pen x #thesatsesh

  16. Ohh, this sounds great! We made limoncello for Christmas, but this sounds even better. :-)

  17. I'm not a huge fan of apple based drinks but I have to admit this sounds lovely. Thanks for sharing with #TriumphantTales, hope to see you again next week.