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I am not a huge pie eater. Not because I don’t like the flavor, but because I don’t like the texture of cooked fruit. So when I heard about PIEHOLE pie-flavored Whiskey I just knew this could be the option I was looking for: pie flavor without the cooked fruit, and especially not the calories.
PIEHOLE Whiskey is a delicious blend of Canadian Whiskey and pie-flavored liqueur that is inspired by Grandma’s homemade pies. PIEHOLE, best sliced up as a shot, became available November 2014 in the following tempting flavors: Apple Pie, Cherry Pie and Pecan Pie.
To celebrate its arrival, they asked me, along with other influencers, to create our own cocktails or shots using PIEHOLE Whiskey. So many incredible cocktail ideas came to mind, how could they not with the deliciously flavored whiskeys?
My task was to make one cocktail or shot, but how could I resist creating something for each of the PIEHOLE Wiskey flavors? They all not only smell incredible, they taste just like they smell. Rarity in a lot of flavored alcohol. Here are my creations for the challenge: Cran-Apple Pie on the Rocks, Pumpkin-Pecan Cheesecaketini, and “She’s My Cherry Pie” Shot.
Cran-Apple Pie on the Rocks
- 1.5 oz PIEHOLE Apple Pie Whiskey
- 1 heaping teaspoon of cranberry sauce
- 1/4 cup of apple cider
- 1/3 cup soda water
- 1/4 teaspoon simple syrup
In your glass, blend Apple Pie Whiskey with cranberry sauce, add in apple cider, soda water, and simple syrup. Stir. Serve over ice.
- 1 1/2 Tablespoon pumpkin puree
- 1.5 oz PIEHOLE Pecan Pie Whiskey
- 1/2 teaspoon caramel syrup
- 1 pinch cinnamon
- Cream cheese
- Crushed graham crackers
- Caramel sauce
Rim glass with whipped cream cheese (room temperature preferred) and crushed graham crackers. Drizzle caramel sauce inside the glass. In a shaker mix pumpkin puree, ice, Pecan Pie Whiskey, and caramel syrup. Pour into glass and serve.
“She’s My Cherry Pie” Shot
- 1 oz PIEHOLECherry Pie Whiskey
- 0.5 oz apple cider
- PIEHOLE Cherry Pie Whiskey soaked maraschino cherry
- Whipped cream
A few hours before, place maraschino cherries in the PIEHOLE Cherry Pie Whiskey and store, letting the cherries soak for several hours. Once ready to make the shots, pour apple cider into the bottom of the shot glass, top with cherry pie whiskey, whipped cream, a pinch of cinnamon and the whiskey soaked cherry.
Because there are so many other ways to enjoy PIEHOLE Whiskey, we encourage you to not only make our recipes, but here are some other fun PIEHOLE libations to try!
Apple Pie Sour
- 1.5 oz. Piehole Apple Pie
- 1.25 oz. sour mix
- Splash of orange juice
- Lemon wedges
Add ingredients to an ice-filled mixing tin. Squeeze a lemon wedge into the tin. Shake and strain into an ice-filled Collins glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
Just Like Ma’s
- 1.25 oz. Piehole Apple Pie
- .25 oz. Stirrings Ginger Flavored Liqueur
- 1 dash of angostura bitters
- Splash of sour mix
Add ingredients to an ice-filled shaker. Shake and strain into a shot glass.
Disclosure: I received bottles to review as well as the ingredients needs to create my cocktails. Please drink responsibly.