Homemade Apple Pie Vodka and 5 Delectable Cocktail Ideas 

Published July 11, 2022
apple pie infused vodka in mason jar

Craft the perfect fall flavors with homemade apple pie vodka. Not only does this vodka capture the fall flavors in a single sip, but it'll take any cocktail, be it apple or riff on a classic, to a whole new crisp autumn dimension. Getting there is simple: throwing your favorite apple pie flavors with vodka in a jar. Leave the impossible-to-make apple pie crust recipe on the shelf.

Homemade Apple Pie Vodka

Take care to use fresh, organic, unblemished ingredients. They'll yield a far more flavorful taste. While the result does take a few more days than an actual apple pie, this will last far longer and won't leave you scrambling to clean up your day-long project. When stored tightly sealed in a cool, dry location, the vodka should keep for up a year.

apple pie vodka ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 whole red organic apples, cored and sliced
  • 1-2 whole cinnamon sticks
  • ½ tablespoon cloves
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 750 mL vodka
  • Two large, clean bottles or jars
  • Cheesecloth or other fine strainer
  • Funnel

Instructions

  1. Add sliced apples, cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise, and vodka in a large, clean jar or bottle, and tightly seal.
  2. Give the mix a firm shake.
  3. Store in a cool, dry place for approximately three to four days, giving the container a shake daily.
  4. After the apple pie infusion has steeped, pour a small amount into a glass to sample.
  5. If the flavoring meets your expectations, funnel and strain the apple pie vodka into a second clean jar or bottle. Otherwise, allow the ingredients to steep further.

Cocktails With Apple Pie Vodka

Put your apple pie vodka to work with any of these cocktails that capture autumn in a glass.

Apple Pie Cocktail

The simplest of apple pie cocktails, in a pinch this drink can come together with apple cider and apple pie vodka. But follow the recipe so you can fully appreciate all of the flavors.

apple pie cocktail with orange slice and rosemary sprig garnish

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces apple pie vodka
  • 1 ounce apple cider
  • ½ ounce vanilla liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Orange slice, cinnamon stick, and rosemary sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, apple pie vodka, apple cider, vanilla liqueur, and lemon juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with orange slice, cinnamon stick, and rosemary sprig.

Apple Pie Vodka Martini

Imagine, if you will, that first crisp sunny Saturday afternoon in fall. Not yet chilly enough to close the windows completely and turn on the heat, but you can hear the sounds of leaves slowly falling, crunching underfoot. This martini tastes exactly like that. Your homemade apple pie vodka can transform any apple martini into an autumn delight.

apple cider vodka martini cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces apple pie vodka
  • ½ ounce caramel vodka
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1-2 dashes toasted almond bitters
  • Ice
  • Apple slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, apple pie vodka, caramel vodka, lemon juice, and toasted almond bitters.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with apple slice.

Apple Pie Moscow Mule

A new-age vodka doesn't mean you can't play around with something that's been splashing around for a bit longer. Enter the delicious apple spin on the classic spiced Moscow Mule.

apple pie moscow mule cocktail

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and brown sugar for rim
  • 2 ounces apple pie vodka
  • ½ ounce apple cider
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Ginger beer to top off
  • Apple slices and cinnamon stick for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lime wedge.
  2. With the brown sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the sugar to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, apple pie vodka, apple cider, and lime juice.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Top off with ginger beer.
  7. Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon stick.

Creamy Apple Pie

Indulge your tastebuds in this easy three-ingredient cocktail, four if you include the garnish. It's a great drink for when you're hosting, as it comes together so quickly, or when you're absolutely beat from raking the leaves.

creamy apple pie cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces apple pie vodka
  • 1 ounce Irish cream apple pie
  • ½ ounce heavy cream
  • Ice
  • Grated nutmeg for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, add ice, apple pie vodka, Irish cream apple pie, and cream.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Garnish with grated nutmeg.

Caramel Apple Pie Cocktail

This apple pie vodka drink is a bit zippier and packs a boozy kick. You can easily make it into a punch to serve many by multiplying the recipe by any amount of servings and adding an ounce of apple cider per serving. Try your apple pie vodka in any boozy apple drink.

caramel apple pie cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce apple pie vodka
  • 1 ounce ginger beer
  • ¾ ounce cinnamon whiskey
  • ¾ ounce butterscotch liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Cinnamon stick and apple slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, apple pie vodka, cinnamon whiskey, butterscotch liqueur, and lemon juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with ginger beer.
  5. Garnish with cinnamon stick and apple slice.

Easy Homemade Apple Pie Vodka and Cocktails

Don't get it twisted. Infusing vodka at home is incredibly easy, and the flavors you can achieve are remarkable. With this recipe, you can bake your apple pie without heat by infusing those sumptuous flavors into a bottle of vodka. From there, the only thing limiting your apple pie vodka cocktail dreams is your own imagination.

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