There is nothing better than eating a warm, sweet apple pie during the holiday season. Nothing except drinking delicious apple pie shots, obviously.

This festive drink is the only acceptable shot to whip out at your family or office holiday party without being judged by your ultra-traditional grandma. Plus, if you bring a batch of these to your friend’s pot-luck New Year’s Eve party, you’ll be the most popular guest and will totally get that New Year’s kiss you’ve dreamt about since fifth grade. Good luck and happy New Year, friends.

Apple Pie Shots

  • Prep Time:1 minute
  • Cook Time:1 hour
  • Total Time:1 hour and 1 minute
  • Servings:1 gallon of shots (really.)
  • Easy


  • 1/2 gallon apple cider
  • 1/2 gallon apple juice
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 8 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 fifth 190 proof grain alcohol (Everclear)
Photo by Lauren Eiden
  • Step 1

    Combine apple juice, apple cider, sugar and cinnamon sticks in a large pot on medium heat.

    GIF by Lauren Eiden
  • Step 2

    Stir the ingredients.

    GIF by Lauren Eiden
  • Step 3

    Bring to a boil then shut the heat off.

    #SpoonTip: If you have time, let it simmer for a while longer until sticks open up a little to get more cinnamon flavor.

    GIF by Lauren Eiden
  • Step 4

    Let it cool (this could take a while).

    GIF by Lauren Eiden
  • Step 5

    Mix entire fifth of alcohol in after the liquid has cooled.

    GIF by Lauren Eiden
  • Step 6

    Pour into shot glasses and DRANK.

    #SpoonTip: To save and store the shots, pour back into the apple cider and apple juice bottles.

    GIF by Lauren Eiden