Her Shot: Pie Drinks for Pie Day


Cocktails January 23, 2015 No Comments.

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Original_Fine-Living-Cocktails-Warm-Apple_Pie_s4x3.jpg.rend.hgtvcom.1280.960Who doesn’t love pie? With all of its warm, sugary goodness, this dessert is near impossible to pass up. How could you say no to a steaming slice of your favorite fruity filling, especially during the upcoming frigid days (and by days we mean months)? You simply cannot. With today being National Pie Day, celebrate the creation of this pastry perfection with these alcoholic adaptations of some of your favorite flavors.

So show some respect to all pie everywhere and treat yo’ self:

Warm Apple Pie cocktail (1 serving)

  • 6 oz. heated apple cider
  • 2 oz. Tuaca liqueur
  • whipped cream
  • pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg
  • 1 cinnamon stick (optional)

In a heat-resistant mug, combine hot cider and Tuaca. Top with whipped cream then sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Garnish with cinnamon stick.

Pumpkin Pie martini (1 serving)

  • ½ oz. Stoli vanilla
  • 1 oz. pumpkin spice liqueur
  • ½ oz. Kahlua
  • ½ oz. Butterscotch schnapps
  • ½ oz. half and half
  • crushed graham crackers (for rim)
  • 1 cinnamon stick (optional)

Add all liquids in an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously then strain into a martini glass rimmed with crushed graham crackers. Garnish with cinnamon stick.

Lemon Meringue martini (1 serving)

  • 2 oz. limoncello liqueur
  • 1 oz. UV whipped vodka
  • ½ oz. lemonade
  • ½ oz. half and half
  • crushed graham crackers (for rim)

Combine all ingredients in an ice filled cocktail shaker. After shaking, strain and pour mixture into a martini glass rimmed with graham cracker crumbs.

Pecan Pie cocktail (1 serving)

  • 1 oz. Praline pecan liqueur
  • ¾ oz. caramel cream liqueur
  • ¾ oz. Pecan Piehole whiskey
  • ¼ oz. Torani caramel syrup
  • ½ oz. heavy cream
  • ¼ cup turbinado sugar (optional)
  • 2 pecan halves

Mix liquid ingredients in an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake for at least 30 seconds, then pour into a sugar rimmed glass. Garnish with pecan halves.

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