Friday, September 25, 2009

Travis Hasse's Apple Pie Liqueur

In rural Missouri you can step into any tavern and upon request ask the bartender for their homemade version of apple pie liqueur. This is the case with tavern owner Travis Hasse who joined the tradition by blending a rich mash of fruit and spices with neutral grain spirits. The result is this 40 proof liqueur really does taste like apple pie, with a kick of coarse. This recipe blends neutral grain spirits with apple juice, cinnamon, as well as, other baking spices which produces a tasty libation that has intense aromas and flavors of baked apples and cinnamon. This is a keeper for cocktail mixing and can be served warm or cold. Apple Pie Martini: pour 6-8 oz. Apple Pie Liqueur and 1 oz. premium vodka into a martini shaker, strain into a chilled martini glass rimmed with crushed graham crackers and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Rating: 8.9 out of 10

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