A Caramel Apple Pie Shot made with apple vodka is super easy to make and is so delicious, you’ll be wishing this fall drink was served year round!
You all love my funny stories, right? Well, I’m not so sure they’re always funny, but I like to write about the story behind a recipe, what I was thinking when I made it, etc. I had been wanting to make this caramel apple pie shot for weeks now. Maybe even months. I have a bottle of Wild Roots Apple & Cinnamon Infused Vodka and I absolutely love making cocktails with it. This delicious shot literally took me 53 seconds to make, but for whatever reason I hadn’t found the right time to make it. Turns out, the one day I decide to make it was when there was hardly any daylight left, but the husband really really wanted it.
If you didn’t know, I take all of the shots for my blog with natural window light. I have flashes – three very nice ones to be exact – but they are for the sole purpose of photographing weddings. I just prefer the look and feel of natural window light for my food photos. Well, considering the dark grey Oregon dusk sky was out and getting darker by the minute, I did what I could to use any remaining window light and shot the photo above at ISO 3200, still severely underexposed. I pulled the exposure up a good 3-4 stops in LR and tried to reduce the grain. Now it just looks moody and intentionally grainy, right?
How about the two shots above? Those were nearly all black before I pulled them out in LR. Photographing in next to no light is very stressful for me. I don’t like it one bit. Well, for my final shot that you see below, I finally got that darn flash out. Sure, it worked. It even gave my photos a different kind of look that I may or may not like. But for now, I think I’ll shoot to taking all of my photos during the day, which means that my weekends will be busy photographing food because by the time I get home from work, its pretty dark out this time of year. The good news is that this sweet shot is super delicious. There’s my story.
- 1 part apple vodka
- 1 part apple cider
- whipped cream
- caramel sauce
- Fill shot glasses with apple vodka and apple cider. Top with whipped cream and caramel sauce. Shoot 'em back and enjoy!