It’s Time for Hot Apple Pie

With the weather barring down on us across the country, I thought what better way to keep warm than a hot apple pie?

Hot Apple Pie

Recipe excerpted from Shake, Stir, Pour by Katie Loeb

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 The bitters would add a minuscule amount of alcohol to the drink and could be skipped as well, although the drink is less sweet and better balanced if they are included.


6 oz. hot apple cider or apple juice

1.5 oz. vanilla vodka

.75 oz. cinnamon syrup

.25 oz. lemon juice

dash orange bitters

Garnish: lemon rind studded with cloves, cinnamon stick

Add vanilla vodka, cinnamon syrup, lemon juice and bitters to a heat proof mug.  Pour heated apple cider or juice over to mix.  Garnish with clove studded lemon rind and a cinnamon stick stirrer.

The book is Shake, Stir, Pour: Fresh Homegrown Cocktails.

Katie Loeb is a bartender, sommelier, creator of craft cocktails, and author of numerous articles and cocktail recipes, which have been published in Bon Apetít, The Los Angeles Times, Imbibe, Philadelphia Magazine, Inside, and Food & Wine Magazine cocktail books. She has consulted for numerous restaurant groups and spirit brands, providing cocktail recipes, beverage lists, and operations assistance. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.