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Apple Pie Cocktail: A Delicious Fall Drink

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This Apple Pie Cocktail is the perfect blend of sweet and spice for a delicious fall cocktail. Made with vanilla vodka and cinnamon whiskey, this cocktail recipe tastes like a delicious slice of apple pie in a glass.

Apple pie cocktail in a lowball glass with a brown sugar rim, cinnamon stick and apple wheel for garnish sitting on a cutting board with Fireball Cinnamon Whisky and a red apple in the background.

Apple Pie Cocktail made with Fireball Cinnamon Whisky

 

In the fall season, there’s nothing more cozy than sipping on an Apple Pie Cocktail. This delicious drink is made with apple cider, cinnamon whisky and vanilla vodka – the combination of these flavors are truly irresistible.

Serve it up at your next fall party or simply enjoy sipping on this tasty apple pie cocktail with a family and friends while watching the fall leaves turn colors.

If you love the taste of apple cider and cinnamon whiskey, try our Warm Fireball Apple Cider Cocktail, Apple Pie Jello Shots or these delicious Apple Pie Shots! All of these recipes are excellent for the fall holidays.

Apple pie cocktail sitting on a wood cutting board with a red apple in the background.

 

Why You’ll Love this Apple Pie Cocktail

  • Spiced apple cider is includes delicious flavors of nutmeg and cinnamon.
  • The Fireball cinnamon whisky adds a warm and spicy kick to the recipe.
  • A fall cocktail recipe that’s super easy to make.
  • Perfect for both a pre-dinner or an after-dinner cocktail.

More Fall Cocktails to Love

These drinks are perfect for cooler season and holidays.

Apple Cider Martini

Homemade Apple Pie Moonshine

Caramel Apple Sangria

Crown Royal Caramel Apple Drink

Pumpkin Sangria

Can I use Apple Juice instead of Spiced Apple Cider?

Apple juice is fresh and delicious, but spiced apple cider is the way to go. The added spices in the cider are what really makes this cocktail standout and taste more like apple pie.

Can I use Regular Vodka instead of Vanilla Vodka?

No, to get the right flavors, you’ll need vanilla vodka for this drink. Without it, you’ll be missing a key flavor in creating this tasty apple pie cocktail.

What Does Fireball Whisky Taste Like?

Fireball Whisky tastes like cinnamon and apple pie with a bit of a burn common to whiskey drinks. It’s strong cinnamon flavor is toned down when mixed with other recipe ingredients, leaving just the perfect spice.

Fireball does add a little heat to your cocktails and if you drink it straight it almost tastes like red hot cinnamon candy.

 

Apple pie drink with a bottle of Fireball Whisky and Vanilla Vodka bottles in the background.

 

Ingredients

All you need are a few simple ingredients to make an apple pie cocktail.

Vanilla Vodka: Flavored vodka infused with real vanilla, giving it a fresh flavor.

Fireball Whisky: Strong cinnamon flavored whiskey that’s 66 proof (or 33% alcohol by volume).

Spiced Apple Cider: Made with apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, it’s the perfect base for this liquid apple pie.

Simple Syrup: Add to the rim to allow the brown sugar to stick.

Brown Sugar: Added on the rim, it’s the perfect flavor and sweetness this cocktail needs.

Garnish: Cinnamon Sugar, Apple Slice and Cinnamon Sticks

Apple pie cocktail ingredients displayed on counter top.

 

Directions

Quick step-by-step recipe instructions. Note this recipe is for one serving in a lowball glass. If you’re using a taller cocktail glass, be sure to see the additional information in the recipe card.

STEP 1: Prepare the brown sugar rim of your cocktail glass. Add simple syrup into a small saucer and a couple tablespoons of brown sugar on a separate small saucer. Coat the rim of your glass with simple syrup and then roll it the brown sugar. Fill your glass with ice cubes.

STEP 2: Add 1 ounce of Vanilla Vodka

STEP 3: Add 1 ounce of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky

STEP 4: Add 3 ounces of Spiced Apple Cider and stir.

STEP 5: Add a sprinkle of Cinnamon Sugar on top.

STEP 6: Garnish with an apple slice and cinnamon stick and serve immediately.

Collage of step-by-step process of adding liquor, apple cider and garnishes.

 

Tips and Variations

Tip: You can just as easily pour all the ingredients for the drink into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Shake until the outside of the shaker is frosty and strain the mixture into your prepared glass with ice.

Tip: On some glasses, the brown sugar might not stick as well. If this happens, coat the rim of your glass with corn syrup or honey as an alternative.

Variation: I love the sweetness of cinnamon sugar, but you can use a sprinkle of ground cinnamon for a mild flavor topping.

Variation: Don’t want the extra sweetness of a brown sugar rim? Switch it out for a cinnamon or a cinnamon sugar rim (which is less sweet). You can also use turbinado sugar which still has a hint of molasses but not as strong as brown sugar. But, I have to advise, the brown sugar rim is amazing!

Variation: Add a topping of whipped cream for an extra creamy apple pie cocktail.

Top view of the apple pie cocktail.

 

No matter if you shake this cocktail or mix it in your cocktail glass, with one sip of this Apple Pie Cocktail you’ll be hooked. It tastes delicious and it’s one of those drinks you’ll enjoy all season long.

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Apple Pie Cocktail: Delicious Fall Drink

Apple Pie Cocktail: Delicious Fall Drink

This Apple Pie Cocktail is the perfect blend of sweet and spice for a delicious fall cocktail. Made with vanilla vodka and cinnamon whiskey, this cocktail recipe tastes like a delicious slice of apple pie in a glass.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

Lowball Glass

  • 1 ounce Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 ounce Fireball Whisky
  • 3 ounces Spiced Apple Cider

Tall Cocktail Glass

  • 1.5 ounces Vanilla Vodka
  • 1.5 ounces Fireball Whiskey
  • 5 ounces Spiced Apple Cider

Garnish

  • Simple Syrup (or corn syrup or honey)
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon Sugar
  • Apple Slice
  • Cinnamon Stick

Instructions

  1. Prepare the brown sugar rim of your cocktail glass. Add simple syrup into a small saucer and a couple tablespoons of brown sugar on a separate small saucer. Coat the rim of your glass with simple syrup and then roll it the brown sugar. Fill your glass with ice cubes.
  2. Add Vanilla Vodka
  3. Add Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
  4. Add Spiced Apple Cider and stir.
  5. Add a sprinkle of Cinnamon Sugar on top.
  6. Garnish with an apple slice and cinnamon stick

Notes

See recipe post for variations and tips!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 268Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 0g

Nutritional values are estimates and not exact.

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