Last Updated on November 21, 2023
If you love apple sauce, you will love to try the Applesauce Shot. It’s a delicious, easy-to-make shot that combines Fireball whiskey and apple cider for a sweet and spicy flavor. The combination of flavors is perfect for those looking for something different than your typical mixed drinks or shots.
It is an interesting twist on traditional whiskey cocktails, sure to be a hit with your friends and family.
Do you want to make it at home? Then check out this article and you will learn everything you need.
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What is Applesauce Shot?
Applesauce Shot is a unique shot that combines Fireball whiskey, apple cider, and apple liqueur for an unexpected but delightful flavor. It’s sweet and spicy, perfect for sipping as an after-dinner nightcap or simply when you’re in the mood for something different.
What does it taste like?
Applesauce Shot tastes like a combination of sweet and spicy flavors. The added apple cider and liqueur give it a tartness that is balanced out by the warmth of the cinnamon whiskey. It’s definitely not your typical shot, and the flavor is unlike anything else.
How did I first get introduced to Applesauce Shot?
I was first introduced to Applesauce Shot at a friend’s house. They had made it for us as an after-dinner treat, immediately becoming a favorite. Everyone loved the combination of flavors and wanted to learn how to make it ourselves.
How do make Applesauce Shot?
Making Applesauce Shot is a simple process that requires minimal effort. Here’s what you will need.
- ½ oz Fireball or another cinnamon whiskey
- One sprig thyme
- ½ oz apple liqueur
- ½ oz hard apple cider, preferably dry
- Cinnamon sticks, apple slices, or star anise for garnish
Start by preparing the shot glass with a rim of cinnamon sugar if desired.
In a shaker, combine all ingredients (Fireball, thyme sprig, hard apple cider, and apple liqueur) over ice cubes. Shake vigorously to combine ingredients.
Strain the mixture into the prepared shot glass.
Garnish with cinnamon sticks, apple slices, or star anise if desired.
Enjoy your Applesauce Shot!
• Add a cinnamon sugar rim to the shot glass if desired.
• For an extra spicy kick, add a few dashes of hot sauce or cayenne pepper.
• Substitute other types of hard cider for variety.
• If you prefer a sweeter Applesauce Shot, add ½ oz of simple syrup or honey to the mixture before shaking it.
Applesauce Shot Recipe
- Applesauce Shot Recipe
- Cinnamon sticks apple slices, or star anise for garnish, providing an elegant and visually appealing touch to your cocktail.
- 1 ounce of crisp and refreshing hard apple cider preferably a dry variant, lending a subtle tartness to the drink.
- 1 ounce of luscious and sweet apple liqueur bringing a delightful fruity note to the mix.
- 1 ounce of fiery and invigorating Fireball or another cinnamon whiskey infusing your drink with a warm and spicy kick.
- 2 sprigs of fragrant and herbaceous thyme adding a fresh and earthy aroma to your cocktail.
- Start by preparing the shot glass with a rim of cinnamon sugar if desired.
- In a shaker, combine all ingredients (Fireball, thyme sprig, hard apple cider, and apple liqueur) over ice cubes. Shake vigorously to combine ingredients.
- Strain the mixture into the prepared shot glass.
- Garnish with cinnamon sticks, apple slices, or star anise if desired.
- Enjoy your Applesauce Shot!
Applesauce Shot contains approximately 100 calories per serving. It is also low in sugar and fat, making it a healthier alternative to other shots and mixed drinks. Besides, the added apple cider and liqueur make Applesauce Shot a better option than straight whiskey.
What to serve with Applesauce Shot?
Applesauce Shot can be served as an after-dinner drink or as an accompaniment to other cocktails. It’s also great for sipping on its own or as a complement to an evening of snacks and conversation. Also, try serving it with other dishes such as fried chicken, pork chops, or even tacos.
How to store leftover Applesauce Shots?
If you have any leftover Applesauce Shot, it is best to store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. The alcohol content will help preserve the flavor and prevent it from going bad.
Can pregnant women eat this?
Applesauce shot contains alcohol, so it is not recommended for pregnant women. It is always best to consult with your doctor before consuming any alcoholic beverage while pregnant. Eventually, it’s important to remember that consuming alcohol while pregnant is risky and should be avoided.
What type of whiskey should I use for Applesauce Shot?
Fireball whiskey is the best type of whiskey to use for Applesauce Shots. It has a sweet cinnamon flavor that pairs well with the other ingredients, and it gives the drink its signature taste.
Can I make this recipe non-alcoholic?
Yes, you can make Applesauce shots without alcohol. Simply omit the whiskey and use apple cider, apple liqueur, and simple syrup instead.
Is there a way to reduce the spice level in this drink?
Yes, you can reduce the spice by using less of the Fireball whiskey or by adding more apple cider or simple syrup. You can also try adding a few dashes of nutmeg for sweetness without the heat.
Is Applesauce Shot gluten-free?
Yes, Applesauce Shot is gluten-free as long as you use gluten-free whiskey and liqueur. Be sure to check all your ingredient labels to ensure they are gluten-free.
Applesauce Shot is a unique and delicious twist on traditional whiskey cocktails. Combining Fireball whiskey, apple cider, and apple liqueur gives it a sweet and spicy flavor that’s sure to be a hit with your friends and family.
Plus, the fact that it’s gluten-free and low in sugar and fat makes it a healthier option for those who want to enjoy a drink without any guilt.
Please share this recipe with your friends and family so they can enjoy the tasty Applesauce Shot too. Also, let us know in the comments how you like to serve your Applesauce Shot and what other variations you’ve tried. Thank you.
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Dr. Leah Alexander, M.D., is a board-certified Pediatrician in New Jersey and has been working at Elizabeth Pediatric Group of New Jersey since 2000.
She also has a passion for culinary arts that extends beyond the medical realm. After completing culinary school at the French Culinary Institute, she started Global Palate, LLC, a catering firm, in 2007. She ran her own six-year-old catering company and served small group parties as an owner and executive chef.