7 Apple Pie Shooters That Are Dangerously Delicious

Published June 14, 2022
Apple brandy shots and red apples

Few desserts are more iconic than warm apple pie. Few things are more frustrating than dragging out the flour, mixer, and peeler just to have to clean up a mess while the pie bakes, hopefully without burning. But forget all that the next time you're looking to enjoy a slice. Any of these apple pie shot recipes will scratch that itch. Just don't tell your grandma.

Apple Pie Shot

Glass of apple cider surrounded by freshly-cut apples

If you close your eyes when you take this shot, you'll swear it's apple pie.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, cinnamon whiskey, apple cider, and lemon juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.
  4. Garnish with apple slice.

Spiced Apple Pie Shot

Spiced Apple Pie Shot

The flavors of spiced rum add an extra layer of complexity that perfectly complement the apple cider.

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce spiced rum
  • ½ ounce whipped cream vodka
  • ½ ounce apple cider
  • Ice

Instructions

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

Tart Apple Pie Shot

Tart Apple Pie Shot

It takes nothing more than a little cranberry juice to add the perfect amount of tartness to this dessert-style shot.

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce vodka
  • ½ ounce hard cider
  • ½ ounce tart cranberry juice
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, hard cider, and tart cranberry juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.

Summer's Apple Pie Shooter

Summer's Apple Pie Shooter

The cinnamon sugar rim is optional, but this lemony-cinnamon apple pie shooter isn't quite the same without it.

Ingredients

  • Lemon wedge and cinnamon sugar for rim, optional
  • ¾ ounce cinnamon-infused vodka
  • ¾ ounce apple vodka
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. To prepare optional rim, rub the rim of the shot glass with the lemon wedge.
  2. With the cinnamon sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the cinnamon sugar to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, cinnamon vodka, apple vodka, and lemon juice.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.

Cinnamon Apple Pie Shot

Cinnamon Apple Pie Shot

However you make apple pie filling, be it by opening a can or making it from scratch, there's no beating that syrupy goodness that coats the apples. But this shot comes pretty darn close.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce cinnamon whiskey
  • ½ ounce apple cider
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Cinnamon stick for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, cinnamon whiskey, apple cider, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.

Apple Pie à la Mode Shooter

Apple Pie a la Mode Shooter

Mix those delicious, creamy toppings right into the flavor of the shot. If you really want to emphasize those notes, garnish your shot with whipped cream.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce apple vodka
  • ½ ounce cinnamon whiskey
  • ½ ounce butterscotch schnapps
  • ¼ ounce vanilla vodka
  • Ice
  • Whipped cream and grated cinnamon for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, apple vodka, cinnamon whiskey, butterscotch schnapps, and vanilla vodka.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.
  4. Garnish with whipped cream and grated cinnamon.

Creamy Apple Pie Shot

Creamy Apple Pie Shot

There's not much legwork you need to do in this creamy apple pie recipe, as the Irish cream does all the heavy lifting for you.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Apple Pie Irish cream
  • ½ ounce vodka
  • ¼ ounce allspice dram
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Apple Pie Irish cream, vodka, and allspice dram.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.

No-Bake Apple Pie Shots

Don't waste time waiting for the oven to preheat the next time you're looking for a slice of apple pie. Great year round, you can add this delight to a summer BBQ or as an addition to your Thanksgiving contribution. Share your favorite apple pie shot recipe (like an apple pie jello shot) with those near and far.

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