Today’s Apple Pie a la Mode Cocktail is brought to you on behalf of Socialstars and Sweet’N Low brand. All opinions are entirely my own. #donthesitaste
Here’s the thing about Fall in the South….it’s still stinkin’ hot. So while everyone is instagramming, facebooking, tweeting, hooting and a hollering that Fall has finally arrived we’re over here trying to balance pumpkin and apple everything with temperatures still soaring into the 90’s. The balance solution? An Apple Pie a la Mode Cocktail! You could also call them Apple Pie Milkshakes, but a cocktail sounds more enticing after a hard week, right?
Served in small juice glasses, it’s just the right size, too. No need to overdo it with the alcohol. Because speaking of alcohol, here’s what you need to put this little lovely together.
Rimmed with additional cinnamon sugar (I used 2 packets of Sweet’N Low zero calorie sweetener and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon), garnished with a cinnamon stick, this Apple Pie a la mode Cocktail screams Fall….but it’s cool and creamy for those of us still waiting….and waiting for the cooler temperatures to arrive.
I know making a drink with 3 cups of ice cream (even if it is low calorie) sort of defeats the purpose of modifying the cinnamon sugar combination but why add unnecessary calories if you don’t have to? And the texture of the Sweet’N Low combined with so much cinnamon make a deeper hue for your glass decor than traditional granulated sugar.
There’s a ton of flavors going on in this thing. When the apple cider gets together with fiery cinnamon whiskey, you have sort of a sassy apple pie duo going on. The ice cream calms the situation down cool and refreshing, but you get the warm cozy in your belly later. <<— does that make any sense?
It makes sense in my brain so hopefully what I’m saying is coming across.
Here’s the easy recipe:
- 3 cups Cinnamon Bun ice cream, softened (or plain vanilla ice cream + 1 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon)
- 1/4 cup Fireball whiskey
- 1/4 cup Jim Beam Apple whiskey
- 1 cup apple cider
- whipped topping, garnish
- cinnamon stick, garnish
- cinnamon sugar mixture, rimming
- Add ingredients to blender and mix until well combined. Lightly wet the rim of the glass and place into a shallow bowl of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Pour cocktail into small juice glasses, top with whipped cream and add a cinnamon stick.
I was going to garnish with an apple slice but I just couldn’t get the slices not to look awkward and bulky on such small glasses. In the future, though, I think the slices might be nice because it would predict the drink and scream out loud- drink me, I taste like apple pie!
Is it already cool where you are or are you having my same dilemma of having down the pumpkins while you sip ice cold beverages?
Did you know Sweet’N Low partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters this summer? For every cup sampled on their #donthesitaste tour, Sweet’N Low will be making a donation* to Big Brothers Big Sisters to help support their vision to help all children achieve success in life. (*Maximun donation of $49,000.)
Although the tour is coming to a close, you can still enter their #donthesitaste photo sweepstakes! The grand prize is valued over $1,300! Check out the gallery and official rules here.