Salted Caramel Bourbon is a smooth, warm, and buttery alcoholic beverage, that makes the perfect after-dinner drink. Drink it hot or cold, and better yet, with a friend!
John and I have a favorite restaurant that we like to go to. They have a lot of great food and a laid-back atmosphere. Most of the time, we sit at the bar and visit with our favorite bartender. He makes some amazing craft cocktails and always knows exactly the wines we like. On one of our last visits, we had an after dinner Salted Caramel Bourbon. We asked for the recipe and the rest is history. We asked for the recipe, and he said that the other bartender had come up with this one, and he wasn’t sharing. All he knew is that they used his mystery mix and “Old Forester Bourbon Whiskey”. Well, John and I took that as a challenge.
This beverage is smooth, warm, buttery and a little too easy to drink. We’ve drunk it warm and over ice. It’s delicious either way. While it’s perfect anytime, this drink is like a big ole hug from the inside out. Especially on a chilly evening.
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Salted Caramel Bourbon
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 tbsp light karo syrup
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 tsp sea salt such as Fleur de Sel
- 750 ml Bourbon Whiskey Old Forester
- In a medium-sized saucepan, combine brown sugar, Karo syrup, vanilla and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil and then turn to low and allow to reduce until slightly thickened. Stir in salt and allow to cool completely.
- In order to see how sweet you like it, mix a 1:1 ratio simple syrup to bourbon. If you like it sweeter, combine 2 parts syrup to bourbon.
- Top drink with a small amount of additional salt if desired. Serve warm or over ice.
- Store covered at room temperature.
We like an occasional beverage and have mixed up some really good libations. That being said, please drink responsibly my friend. This blog couldn’t exist without you! What is your favorite beverage with or without the booze? Until next time, cheers!