Hot Apple Pie cocktail is one of my favorite cool-weather drinks! Lightly sweetened and seasoned apple cider and Calvados are warmed and served with fresh whipped cream.
Autumn, my favorite season by far! Maybe it’s the snap of the cool, crisp air or the scent of wood burning fires that quickens my step and livens my spirit! If I had my way, I’d fling open every window and door in the house and let in Autumn!
Like a chipmunk, I love to collect “autumn” on my early morning walks. I come home with my pockets and hands full of acorns, leaves and mottled bark, which I put into a jar on the buffet in the dining room. I do like lighting a fire in the evening and even though we are in Southern California, I’ll look for any excuse to start one. There’s nothing better than sitting in front of a fire with a warm drink or glass of wine.
This cocktail recipe for Hot Apple Pie is one of the specialty drinks that a restaurant I worked for, in the ’80’s, served during the Autumn and holiday season. It’s like a slice of apple pie in a mug. Calvados is one of the liqueurs, like Grand Mariner and brandy, that’s well used in my kitchen.
You can omit the shot of alcohol, for a kid friendly Hot Apple Pie.
The brown sugar spice butter is mixed with warm cider and topped with a shot of Calvados and fresh whipped cream.
- Apple cider or juice 6-8 ounces per person
- 4 ounces of unsalted butter
- 2/3 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- pinch of cloves
- 1 ounce of Calvados or rum per person
- Whipped cream for topping
- Soften butter. Add brown sugar and spices, blend well.
- Heat apple cider or juice in a small sauce pan.
- Whisk in about 1-1 1/2 Tablespoons butter spice mixture, just until blended.
- Pour into cinnamon sugar rimmed mugs.
- Top with shot of Calvados or rum and freshly whipped cream
When the weather gets warmer, give my 3-2-1 classic margarita recipe a try!