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Homemade cinnamon-spiced whiskey

Homemade cinnamon-spiced whiskey
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Total time: 5 minutes, plus steeping time | Makes about 750-mL flavored whiskey
  • 1 (750-mL) bottle of whiskey, preferably bourbon
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 dried red chiles

Step 1Pour the bottle of whiskey into a large, sealable nonreactive container. Add the brown sugar, stirring until it is dissolved. Add the cinnamon sticks and chiles. Cover and place in a cool, dark place for about 5 days, or until desired flavor is achieved. Remove and discard the cinnamon sticks and chiles. The whiskey will keep, at room temperature, for 3 to 6 months.


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