Sunday, January 1, 2012

D.I.Y. Brandy and Apple Concoction.

Lately, I've been extracting; Vanilla Extract, Orange Extract and now an Apple into Brandy Extract!

My dad had this at his house last week and I thought it would be great to make on New Year's Day since it takes a year to complete, I'll be serving it at my house New Year's Eve 2012!

Here's what you need:
1.75 Liters of E&J Brandy
8 ORGANIC Apples or ORGANIC Pears {cut and quartered}
1 Cinnamon Stick
4 Cups ORGANIC Sugar
Large Glass Container for storing.

The Organic Apples are kind of a big deal because they are technically a member of the dirty dozen family and the harsh pesticides will extract into your drink, creating some pretty toxic stuff, SO BUY ORGANIC FOR THIS!
Remove core and cut into bite size pieces.

Combine ingredients into a LARGE GLASS container, make sure you can shake the container without anything spilling.

Set on counter top and shake a few times a day for the first 2 weeks,
 then store in a cool dark place for one year.

I bought the 1 liter size of the E&J {that's all they had at the store] so my recipe is slightly smaller, but I think it will be plenty for my needs.  

Good Luck and Happy Home Brewing!


  1. This looks amazing! I am looking forward to trying it!
    Just found your blog and I am excited to start following!

  2. Now that sounds like some liquor I'd actually drink!

    Quick Q- Why does it sit for a year? Fermentation?

  3. Not sure why it sits for a year, I guess that's just how long it takes to get the apples fully extracted?? I tried my dad's at 2 weeks and it was amazing! So if you have no patience I'm sure you could drink it earlier :)