I was watching the Kitchen on the Food Channel and I was intrigued by one of the ingredients for a cocktail - AllSpice Liquor.
Turns out this is a Jamaican thing.
Not real easy to find around here but pretty easy to make.
You need whole allspice berries. Crushed into big pieces but not ground fine. I put mine in the coffee grinder because I don't mind a little allspice in my coffee.
- 1 Cup Rum
- 1/4 cup crushed allspice berries
- 1 Cinnamon stick
- 1 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar simple syrup (Boil 1 1/2 Cup water & 1 1/2 Cup brown sugar until it dissolves - about 10 minutes)
Pour rum over crushed allspice berries in a mason jar with a tight lid. Shake well and leave for five days, shaking every day. On the fifth day, break up the cinnamon stick and add it. Keep shaking mixture every day.
After two weeks or so, strain the mixture through a fine mesh, then strain again through coffee filter. Add the brown sugar syrup. Shake and let that sit a couple days.
Then what to do with it?
Well there's my Snowy Day Warm Spicey Bourbon Cocktail:
- 1 oz bourbon
- 1 oz Allspice Liquor
- 1/2 Cup Boiling Water with 1 Tbl brown Sugar
- 1 tsp molasses
- Dash of apple pie spice
- Dash orange bitters