Drunken Apple Pie Milkshake – An Amaro Cocktail

Drunken Apple Pie Milkshake

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A boozy fall shake, ice cream, boozy apples and amaro in this apple pie milkshake!




The old saying “Good things come to those that wait!” gets floated around quite a bit, and for this recipe the saying holds true! But never fear, even if it takes a bit of time, you get two really great end results that you can use in your kitchen! Back in November we were at the Whole Food’s Share the Cheer event where we were prepping to preview some featured cocktails we had prepared for the holidays and we were chatting with Phyllis, one of the event staff at the Omaha Whole Foods about making some cool cocktails.




Drunken Apple Pie Shake in a jar with a straw








She mentioned that she had just recently finished a class on infusions, one of which was an apple pie vodka infusion. Obviously this is right up our alley, and before we knew it, we were sampling not only the infusion, but the by product, some deliciously spiced drunken apples. So an adult apple pie milkshake was born!




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Drunken Apple Pie Milkshake with amaro bottle in background. Apples, cinnamon sticks, ceramic spoons

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Apple Pie Milkshake

With our imaginations piqued, we figured we would try to make an apple pie infused vodka at home as we figured it might be a nice addition to our holiday revelry. We found a nice batch of Honeycrisp apples and decided that the combination of sweet and tart would work nicely in the infusion. We peeled and cored the apples, and diced them into chunks about 1/4th – 1/2 inch thick.







Be sure to peel the apples to prevent bitterness and to prevent the skins from being chewy on the apples. We let the apples and spices infuse the vodka for a week before straining them out.




Drunken Apple Pie Milkshake with amaro bottle in background. Apples, cinnamon sticks, ceramic spoons




What Ingredients are Needed for the Drunken Apple Pie Shake?

  • For the Shake
    • Amaro
    • Graham Crackers
    • Vanilla Ice Cream
    • Cinnamon
    • Milk
  • For the Drunken Apples
    • Nutmeg
    • Cinnamon
    • Vodka
    • Apples



Not wanting to waste the apples, we decided they would be delicious in a boozy milkshake. Blended in with vanilla ice cream, some graham crackers for a crust and a shot of the sweet and spicy Amaro di Angostura to add a hint of rum and complex warm spices, this shake is like apple pie a la mode with an adult twist!







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Drunken Apple Pie Milkshake
Yield: 1

Apple Milkshake

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

A boozy apple milkshake perfect for fall with fall spices and apples.


Drunken Apples

  • 1 Bottle vodka
  • 4 apples, peeled and diced
  • 2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg


  • 3/4-1 cup of milk
  • dash of ground cinnamon
  • 1.50 oz amaro
  • 1 cup of drunken apples
  • 4 scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • 1 graham cracker


For Drunken Apples

Combine all ingredients in a large sealed container. Let this sit in a cool, dark spot for a minimum 5 days, longer if you want stronger apples, shaking 2 times a day.

When ready to use apples, strain out apples, reserving vodka, and return vodka to original bottle for use in cocktails in the future. Yay, apple vodka!

Store remaining apples in fridge or they can be frozen to use later.

For the Milkshake

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend. Top with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon if desired.

Makes 2-4 servings.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 246Total Fat: 8.4gSaturated Fat: 5.1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 97mgCarbohydrates: 34.8gFiber: 2gSugar: 29gProtein: 4.2g

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Drunken Apple Pie Milkshake - amaro, ice cream, vodka soaked apples in mason jar




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37 thoughts on “Drunken Apple Pie Milkshake – An Amaro Cocktail

  1. You had me with the tile of your post! We’ve made infused vodka before, but never with apples. I think I’ll pin it for fall.

  2. Why oh why did you have to post such an amazing recipe?!? I’m trying to be good and eat healthy, but maybe one day I can skip the smoothie and have this instead, it has apples, so its healthy right?!?

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