The Best Pie Cocktails for Holiday Dessert Drinks
Pie is probably the most admired of desserts for the holidays, especially for Thanksgiving and the successive holidays. So, why not have your pie and drink it too? These boozy concoctions are made to taste just like the pies they are inspired by but help to save your already full stomach after all the feasting. Here are the best pie cocktails for dessert during the holidays.
Apple Pie Cocktail
Apple pie might not have originated in the U.S. but it’s now synonymous with the country and is seen on many a table on Thanksgiving. It is perfect for the fall holiday and has all the flavors one looks for during this season.
- 1 ounce of dark rum
- ½ ounce of fireball
- ½ ounce amaretto liqueur
- 3 ounces of apple juice
- Garnish: apple slices and cinnamon stick
Add the rum, cinnamon whiskey, amaretto liqueur and apple juice into a shaker filled with ice. Shake to combine then pour into a rock’s glass filled with ice. Garnish with a fan of apples and a cinnamon stick.
Chocolate Cream Pie Cocktail
There aren’t many things more decadent than chocolate. A pie made with a chocolate mouse and a graham cracker crust is as indulgent as it gets for the holidays. The only way to make it even more sinfully delicious would be to add booze.
- 3 ounces chocolate rum (SelvaRey Chocolate or substitute)
- 3 ounces Baileys Irish Cream
- 2 tbsp whip cream (alternatively for more booze use Vanilla Whipshot)
- Drizzle of chocolate syrup
- Garnish: graham cracker rim and chocolate shavings
Add the rum and Baileys into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. Dip rim of glass into chocolate syrup then into crushed graham crackers. Next, drizzle more chocolate syrup inside the cocktail glass. Pour the drink into the glass and top with whip cream.
Cherry Pie Cocktail
Fruit pie is a staple of holiday dinners, chief among them being cherry pie. Syrupy sweet and yet tart cherries and a buttery flaky crust are essential for a good pie. This pie can sometimes be underrated but this cocktail won’t be with its use of a special Portuguese cherry liqueur, Ginja, it will be the star of the dessert lineup.
- 2 ounces Ginja (substitute with cherry liqueur)
- ½ ounce of spiced rum
- ½ ounce of Amaretto liqueur
- Garnish: sprinkle with cinnamon or cinnamon stick
Add the Ginja, spiced rum and amaretto liqueur into a shaker with ice. Shake until well chilled. Pour the drink into a chilled cocktail glass. Sprinkle a light dusting of cinnamon on top or place a cinnamon stick into the drink as garnish.
Pumpkin Pie Cocktail
Is there anything that represents the holidays more than pumpkin pie? Pumpkin spiced flavored everything starts filling up grocery shelves as early as August now because people just can’t get enough of that deliciously spiced flavor. Get your fix of pumpkin spice with this alcoholic version of the original pie.
- 2 ounces of aged rum
- ½ ounce of vanilla rum
- 1 ½ ounces pumpkin pie syrup (recipe for syrup here)
- 2 ounces half and half
- Garnish: whip cream and sprinkle of cinnamon
Add the rums, syrup and half and half into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. Strain the drink into a cocktail glass and top with whip cream and a dusting of cinnamon. The drink may separate slightly over an extended period of time.