Happy National Pie Day! To celebrate this sweet occasion, without indulging in flaky pastry and too much whipped cream, consider shaking one of these pie inspired cocktails to toast a day all about dessert.
1-1/2 oz Van Gogh Açai-Blueberry Vodka
1/2 oz Triple Sec
3 oz Pomegranate-Blueberry juice
Splash club soda
Directions: Pour ingredients into shaker. Shake until chilled then pour into a martini
glass. Garnish with skewered blueberries.
Strawberry and Rhubarb Pie transplants you into a garden of fresh fruit and veggies with each bite. This simple cocktail, using Art in the Age Rhubarb Tea will do the same with each sip.
2 parts RHUBARB Tea
2 parts strawberries
Dash of rose water
Directions: Muddle strawberries, RHUBARB Tea and rose water in a tall glass. Add ice and club soda.
Not a fan of Rhubarb? Turn to Skyy Vodka with this cocktail that can add a little heat to your Valentine’s Day, as well as a little sweetness on National Pie Day.
Wild Strawberry Seduction
2 oz. SKYY Infusions Wild Strawberry
1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1 oz. Apple Juice
½ oz. Honey Solution
2 Medium Basil Leaves
2 Medium Strawberries
Directions: Muddle basil, strawberries and lemon juice. Add remaining ingredients. Shake and double strain into coupe glass.
1 oz LUCID®
2 oz Apple Cider
1 oz Cranberry Juice
1/2 oz Chambord
Directions: Combine LUCID, Apple Cider and Cranberry Juice in a shaker over ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Drop the Chambord to the bottom of the glass. Skewer Granny Smith Apple wedge on a pick and lay length wise across the edge of the glass.
Chocolate Cream Pie is a favorite among many, with often made with a combination of semi-sweet and dark chocolate, because you can never have too much chocolate. This cocktail does the same, layering chocolate flavors for chocolatey goodness!
Triple Chocolate Truffle
2 oz Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate
½ oz Chocolate Liqueur
½ oz Creme de Cacao
½ oz Cream
Directions: Add all of the ingredients to a shaker filled with ice and shake until very cold. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with chocolate shavings, and if you are really indulging, whipped cream.
Created by Enrique Sanchez, Rose Pistola, San Francisco
1-3/4 parts Pisco Portón
3/4 part fresh lemon juice
3/4 part Darbo Elderflower Syrup
1/2 part Averna
1/2 part egg white
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Shake vigorously without ice. After dry shake, add ice and shake all ingredients again. Shake contents over a martini glass. Garnish with 1 mint leaf and a dash of Angostura bitters.
Or take the ultra simple route with a LeSUTRA Sparkling Liqueur cocktail, vodka infused with fruit flavors and a touch of carbonation to create a sparkling wine like quality with a low alcohol (15%) vodka based spirit. Flavors include Peach, Grape, Starawberry and Blueberry. Simply pour over ice and enjoy.