Bourbon is wonderful alone, but it's also tasty with infusions that complement the way it already tastes. Sure, you can go to a liquor store and buy infused bourbons in almost any flavor you can imagine, but why do that when you can do so at home?
I like to infuse my own bourbon, because you get to watch the process yourself and sometimes you get a little something extra like you do in this infusion I'm showing you.
Infusing peaches into bourbon leaves the bourbon with a sweet, peachy finish and you also end up with bourbon infused peaches that are great to blend into milkshakes, make cobblers with or to simply bake and top with ice cream which you can find the recipe for on Coal Miner's Bride under Brown Sugar Vanilla Bourbon Peaches.
I used a quart sized jar for the infusion and added 1 (29 oz.) can of drained yellow cling peach halves. You can use fresh peaches for this, but I like to use canned peaches because the heavy syrup that's surrounded the peaches has given them an extra sweetness that fresh ones do not have.
I then added 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract to the jar, followed by 1/4 cup of peach flavored liquor, followed by enough bourbon to cover the peaches.
You can omit the peach flavored liquor if you want a stronger bourbon flavor or you can substitute the peach liquor for 1/4 cup of the heavy syrup the peaches came in if using canned.
Place lid on the jar and store for at least 12 hours in the fridge.
You can make cocktails with the Vanilla Peach Infused Bourbon or you can drink it right out of the jar. This also makes great welcome gifts for friends and family and is something you can throw together the night before.