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March 29, 2011

#83: Apple Pie

1 1/2 oz Vodka or Apple Vodka
1/2 oz Apple Cider or Apple Juice
Combine in a mixing glass with ice
Strain into a chilled glass
Sprinkle with cinnamon

Does it get more American than this? Well, yes, this uses Vodka, but apples are American, aren't they?

Anyway, I debated which glass I should use to serve this in, and opted for something other than a standard cocktail glass. Something more American, more middle American.

I wasn't sure if this really tasted like apple pie, but it sure came pretty close. I used Apple Vodka for a more intense apple flavor. Regular vodka might have given this more of a bite, but the cinnamon really put this over the top.

Yummy and easy to drink.


I like that Target is doing its part to prepare the next generation of scholars…

And Bed Bath & Beyond is even getting in on the act. I guess you need these for all the weight you will gain when you play multiple rounds of beer pong:

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