Caramel Apple Pie Shot is an easy cocktail recipe with apple vodka and apple cider.
This caramel apple shot is the perfect fall cocktail! No mixing required. It's the perfect party boozy shot. This fall inspired shot tastes just like an apple pie drink!
CARAMEL APPLE SHOT
This Apple Pie Drink is super easy to make and is so delicious, you'll be wishing this fall drink was served year round!
How do you make an apple pie alcoholic drink?
The best and easiest way is to use a high quality apple flavored vodka. I had 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.
Honestly, you could just use this apple infused vodka and nothing else, but I am not one to be able to drink vodka unless it's diluted with some juice. I made this apple pie shot recipe with equal parts vodka and apple juice. My favorite kind of juice to use is Trader Joe's Honeycrisp cider. Stock up now... it's one of their seasonal products that isn't always in stock year round.
To add to the flavor of apple pie, I topped with apple flavored shot with whipped cream and caramel sauce. In hindsight, I wish I had named this cocktail recipe Caramel Apple Shot instead of Caramel Apple Pie Shot because there really isn't a pie element. I suppose serving it with a pie crust cookie would have done the trick!
Other ways to make a Caramel Apple Shot or Apple Pie Drink:
The main goal is to infuse the flavors of apple, cinnamon, and caramel into your cocktail. Fireball whiskey mixed with apple juice would be a great alternative to this vodka recipe. Fireball whiskey has a strong cinnamon flavor and the alcohol content is not as strong as many other whiskey brands so it's smoother and easier to drink.
You can also use straight vodka instead of the apple infused vodka, but again, the apple flavor won't be as strong.
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Full Recipe Instructions
Caramel Apple Pie Shot
- 1 ounce part apple vodka
- 1 ounce part apple cider
- 1 teaspoon whipped cream
- ¼ teaspoon caramel sauce
- Fill shot glasses with apple vodka and apple cider. Top with whipped cream and caramel sauce. Shoot 'em back and enjoy!
This post was originally created in October 2015 and was updated in October 2018 with more fun facts and tidbits for your reading pleasure.
I have a vodka seltzer drink you'll may like! Fill a pint glass with a half/three quarters with ice. 1-2 shots of regular vodka, depending on your preference, 1 shot of Trader Joe's spiced apple cider (stock up in the fall as it is also seasonal) and top it off with vanilla flavored seltzer. I hope you enjoy this delicious Fall/Winter drink. I call it Apple Pie a la mode vodka seltzer!
YES! Saving this for our big friend thanksgiving dinner, it always gets messy. But now, it will also be messy-but-festive!
Love how simple this is - I've always loved apple pie so I'm sure I'll love this!! I can't wait to try it out - thanks for the recipe!
It tastes SO good! I loved it!!
This does make a wonderful fall cocktail, but I would totally serve it all year round. I mean who doesn't love the flavor of caramel apple pie. Yum!
This was really amazing!! I loved it! Taste SO good!
Heidy L. McCallum
This drink looks so refreshing and honestly, after the day I am having I could go for a little Vodka.
I can't find apple vodka. Any suggestions?
You can just use a good apple cider (I prefer unfiltered) and vodka. I had some yesterday and it was good! Krissy
What is the breakdown of how much apple cider to how much apple vodka? I want to make these for Thanksgiving
Hi Tammy - its totally a matter of taste and preference. -Krissy