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This Apple Pie-Inspired Cocktail Is Giving Us Major Fall Vibes

Slice of Pie/ Photo by Brittany Conerly

This recipe is adapted from Pour Me Another, a new cookbook featuring cocktail recipes by mixologist and James Beard Award-winning editorial director of Milk Street J.M. Hirsch.

When I was at university, the cool cocktail of the geek set was the Apple Pie Cocktail. Everyone swore that this vodka concoction— an alchemy that varied depending on who was mixing and how much they’d pre-gamed before doing so—tasted exactly like apple pie. While I certainly appreciated the inebriating qualities of those masterpieces, rarely did I feel as though I was slurping a slice.

For most of us, drinks such as this fade into a forgotten mist of bad choices. But in a nostalgic fit, I decided to try to one-up my college self and see if this time I really could create a cocktail that tastes like it sounds. I’ll let you be the judge. If you really want to channel those collegiate vibes, serve in a red Solo cup.

How to Make a “Slice of Pie” Cocktail

1½ ounces vodka
1 tablespoon frozen apple juice concentrate
½ ounce apple brandy
¼ ounce crème de cacao
¼ ounce Licor 43
Dash orange bitters
Ice cubes


Photo by Brittany Conerly

In a stirring glass, combine the vodka, apple juice concentrate, brandy, crème de cacao, Licor 43 and bitters.

Photo by Brittany Conerly

Stir with ice cubes.

Photo by Brittany Conerly

Strain into a rocks glass with 1 large or 2 standard ice cubes.