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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!

how to make a shot with apple vodka and apple juice


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!

process photos of apple vodka cocktail

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.

apple pie shot with caramel and whipped cream

Caramel Apple Pie Shot

Prep2 minutes
Total2 minutes
Servings 1 shot
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!


  • 1 ounce part apple vodka
  • 1 ounce part apple cider
  • 1 tsp whipped cream
  • 1/4 tsp caramel sauce


  • Fill shot glasses with apple vodka and apple cider. Top with whipped cream and caramel sauce. Shoot ’em back and enjoy!
    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!


Calories: 96kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 8mg, Sugar: 3g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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This post was originally created in October 2015 and was updated in October 2018 with more fun facts and tidbits for your reading pleasure.

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  1. 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!

  2. 5 stars
    YES! Saving this for our big friend thanksgiving dinner, it always gets messy. But now, it will also be messy-but-festive!

  3. 5 stars
    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!

  4. 5 stars
    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!

  5. 5 stars
    This drink looks so refreshing and honestly, after the day I am having I could go for a little Vodka.

    1. You can just use a good apple cider (I prefer unfiltered) and vodka. I had some yesterday and it was good! Krissy

  6. What is the breakdown of how much apple cider to how much apple vodka? I want to make these for Thanksgiving

    Thank you