7 Tempting Apple Caramel Shots 

Published June 1, 2022
Apple Caramel Shots

Caramel apples are an absolute delight. Except for the struggle to obtain and enjoy one, that's not so much of a delight. However, a boozy solution to that sweet caramel apple craving is apple caramel shots. There's a caramel apple shot for all, whether with a simple recipe or extravagant caramel drizzle garnish.

Caramel Apple Shot

Green Caramel Apple cocktail

This simple two-ingredient shot is the quickest and easiest way to reap the enjoyment of everything a caramel apple has to offer.

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce sour apple liqueur
  • ¾ ounce butterscotch liqueur
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, sour apple liqueur, and butterscotch liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.

Green Apple Caramel Shot

Green Apple Caramel Shot

If you're someone who prefers granny smith apples and who doesn't love sour, then this caramel apple shot hits the spot.

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce sour apple liqueur
  • ½ ounce butterscotch liqueur
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, sour apple liqueur, butterscotch liqueur, and lime juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.

Apple Caramel Pie Shot

Apple Caramel Pie Shot

Sweeten your apple caramel shot with some Irish cream and caramel drizzle. Even better, easily double the ingredients and enjoy it on the rocks for a cocktail.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce apple liqueur
  • ½ ounce Irish cream
  • ½ ounce butterscotch liqueur
  • Ice
  • Caramel syrup for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, apple liqueur, Irish cream, and butterscotch liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.
  4. Garnish with caramel syrup swirl.

Salted Caramel Apple Shot

Salted Caramel Apple Shot

If the above shot isn't dessert enough for you, kick things into a higher gear with salted caramel and whipped cream. Yeah, it's that good.

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce Irish cream
  • ½ ounce salted caramel vodka
  • ½ ounce apple liqueur
  • Ice
  • Whipped cream for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Irish cream, salted caramel vodka, and apple liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.
  4. Garnish with whipped cream.

Orchard Dessert

Orchard Dessert

Steer away from the sour and sweet cocktails and let the red apple shine in this apple caramel shot. If you can't find caramel apple vodka in the store, it's super simple to infuse your own apple caramel vodka at home.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce caramel apple vodka
  • ½ ounce red apple liqueur
  • Ice
  • Apple slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, caramel apple vodka, and red apple liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.
  4. Garnish with apple slice.

Cinnamon Apple Caramel Shot

Cinnamon Apple Caramel Shot

Give your caramel flavors a little spice and an extra bite with cinnamon whiskey. If whiskey isn't your favorite, you can easily use cinnamon vodka as well.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce cinnamon whiskey
  • ½ ounce red apple liqueur
  • ½ ounce butterscotch liqueur
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, cinnamon whiskey, red apple liqueur, and butterscotch liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.

Apple Caramel Cider Shot

Apple Caramel Cider Shot

Honor the other key player of fall, apple cider, with its inclusion of a bit of caramel. For a fun garnish, dip the shot glass rim in some caramel syrup. To punch it up even more, sprinkle a little sea salt on the rim, too!

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce apple cider
  • ¾ ounce caramel vodka
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, apple cider, and caramel vodka.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.

Taking an Apple Caramel From Stick to Shot Glass

Don't wait for fall or even a trip to the farm stand to take a bite out of that signature apple caramel flavor. However you choose to shake up an apple caramel shot, rich and creamy or simple with a bite, you can't go wrong with any decision. If you're still craving apples after all this, treat yourself to some Crown apple drinks made with yummy Crown Apple whisky.

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7 Tempting Apple Caramel Shots