A delicious way to give your cocktails a properly aged taste to them.
Another great thing about autumn: autumn inspired cocktails. One of the coolest ways to do this is “barrel aging” your cocktail or liquor. For me this means infusing peaty whiskey with oak chips and the like. You can also do this with any citrus zest, such as the one I did in the Brown Derby, it’s all a very similar process. The one downside is that this does take some time. You will need to age your liquor with your oak chips for at least a week to two weeks. For a cocktail, you’ll see the benefits anywhere from three days, or up to a month, depending on the ingredients.
Add your wood chips into your jar and then cover with your liquor. If you’re looking to be more precise then aim for a one part wood chip to four parts liquor ratio. Now just sit and wait for it to get good.
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