Tequila Apple Spice

This time of year always inspires the cinnamon, clove, apple, pumpkin flavored anything!  I wanted to make a cocktail that tastes like hot apple pie with flavors of the classic old fashion and a twist of mexico in the fall.  Voila “Tequila Apple Spice”


 I’m not a big “let’s do shots of tequila” girl but a good anjeo or reposado tequila can be amazingly delicious


Making the fruit syrup will inspire you to put this on anything; waffles, gelato even wonderful with brie or probably a creamy goat cheese (if you like goat cheese ;P)


I like the Don Julio 1942 tequila for this drink although any reposado or anjeo tequila will be good especially with the highly addictive syrup

 Recipe:  Makes 3oz Cocktail                                      Profile: Strong/Sweet ~ Original Recipe

  • 1oz *Vanilla Apple Syrup
  • 2oz Don Julio Reposado 1942 Tequila
  • Dash Angostura Bitters
  • Bruleed, Dehydrated or Fresh Apple Slice

Glass: Old Fashion                                      Garnish: Bruleed or Dehydrated Apple Slice

*Vanilla Apple Syrup

Recipe: Makes 1/4 Cup

  • 1/4 Cup Purified Water
  • 1/4 Cup Raw Turbinado Sugar
  • 1/2 Vanilla Bean or 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Peeled Red Apple Chopped
  • 1/8 Teaspoon of Pumpkin Spice or 1/8 tsp Ground Cinnamon & Dash of Ground Nutmeg


First to prepare the vanilla apple syrup; In a small saucepan on med low heat add water, heat then add sugar.  Stir sugar until dissolved then add all other ingredients. Stir and cool

Measure tequila, vanilla syrup and bitters into a mixing glass, add 3/4 full of ice, and stir with cocktail spoon for 12 seconds

Strain with Julep strainer over large cube of ice.  Add apple garnish

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