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Hot Apple Pie Bourbon Cocktail

Not only did I decide on apples as this week’s theme, but apple pie, the best way ever to have apples! After the Cast Iron Apple Pie, I had to try this Hot Apple Pie Bourbon Cocktail. I know I made an apple and bourbon cocktail just last month, but this one sounds different enough that I don’t think I’m being repetitive. And we just had the first cold snap of the season, so I needed a warm cocktail. Don’t laugh, but here in Fort Lauderdale, a cold snap is anything below 70.

This apple cocktail is a twist on hot buttered bourbon and uses cider and butterscotch sauce to make the perfect Thanksgiving or fall cocktail.

Recipe Author: Annemarie at Just a Little Bit of Bacon
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The Ingredients

This cocktail requires butterscotch sauce, and I decided to make the recipe the author linked to from the cocktail recipe. All the ingredients for both are shown below, but you can always buy the butterscotch sauce instead of making it.

This time of year it’s easy to find apple cider, so I had no problem finding any of the ingredients. In fact, I had everything but that and the cream on hand.

Hot Apple Pie Bourbon Cocktail Ingredients
Bourbon, salt, brown sugar, butter, cream, apple cider, vanilla extract, cinnamon sticks, and allspice berries

The Process

Making this cocktail was very simple and straightforward. Here’s how my time was spent:

  • 10 minutes to make the butterscotch sauce
  • 20 minutes to make the cocktail
  • 30 minutes total

The butterscotch sauce was just a matter of adding the ingredients to a saucepan and stirring. I put the finished sauce into a separate container to cool a bit, wiped out the pan, and used the same pan for the cocktail.

The cocktail was even easier. Just head the apple cider, steep the whole spices for 15 minutes, then add the bourbon and butterscotch sauce. That’s it. Well, I did take the time to remove the whole spices with a slotted spoon even though it’s not in the instructions.

The result was exactly what was promised: 2 mugs of apple pie with a touch of bourbon flavor.

So how was it?

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This cocktail is Autumn in a glass. This recipe really lives up to the name Hot Apple Pie Bourbon Cocktail. The apple cider is the foremost taste, and the allspice and cinnamon give it that apple pie flavor. The butterscotch sauce adds just enough sweetness, and you can just taste the bourbon. Everything is so nicely balanced, and the fact that it's served hot really cemented the apple pie theme. It took me 30 minutes to make the butterscotch sauce and the cocktails, so you'll need to double or triple the recipe if you're serving guests. I plan on having a couple of these at Thanksgiving, myself.
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