Apple Shots

Indulge in the delightful world of apple shots – a craft cocktail that tantalizes your taste buds with a symphony of flavors! This after-dinner dessert drink features an exquisite blend of three different liquors, boasting the pièce de résistance – our very own homemade Apple cinnamon bourbon. Prepare to be enchanted as we artfully layer Amaretto, Kahlua, and the delectable bourbon to craft a taste sensation like no other. To add a final flourish of charm, we crown it with a dollop of velvety whipped cream and a fragrant cinnamon stick.

These apple shots are a great after dinner dessert drink to serve. Apple cinnamon bourbon mingling with almond and coffee flavors create an amazing flavor! The addition of the whipped cream gives it creaminess! You can also add this to a cup of coffee!

We used spray whipped cream to top these apple shots off. The cinnamon sticks are scented with bourbon, as they are the ones that we used to make our apple cinnamon bourbon. A craft cocktail is such a fun drink to make! And if you don’t want to add bourbon, just use 1 ounce each of the amaretto and Kahlua, and add a sprinkle of cinnamon.


Make your own cinnamon apple bourbon for these apple shots!

What you will need for these Apple Shots:


Amaretto: Amaretto is a sweet almond-flavored liqueur that adds a rich and nutty taste to the apple shot. Its sweet and slightly bitter notes complement the natural sweetness of the apple and create a balanced flavor profile.

Kahlua: Kahlua is a coffee-flavored liqueur, and its addition to the apple shot brings a delightful coffee undertone to the mix. The combination of coffee and apple flavors adds depth and complexity, making the shot more interesting and enjoyable.

Apple Cinnamon Bourbon: This specific bourbon variety infuses the shot with the distinct flavors of apple and cinnamon. The apple flavor enhances the main ingredient, while cinnamon provides a warm and spicy kick, creating a delightful autumnal or winter-themed taste experience.

Spray Whipped Cream: The spray whipped cream serves both as a garnish and as a taste enhancer. Its creamy and sweet texture complements the flavors of the other ingredients, giving the shot a smooth and indulgent mouthfeel. Moreover, the visual appeal of the whipped cream adds to the overall enjoyment of the drink.

Cinnamon Sticks: Cinnamon sticks are used as a garnish and offer a more intense and aromatic cinnamon flavor compared to ground cinnamon. As you take the shot, the cinnamon stick can be swirled in the drink, releasing its warm fragrance and infusing the shot with a delightful cinnamon essence.

Together, these ingredients combine to create a flavorful apple shot with a well-rounded taste, featuring the sweetness of amaretto, the coffee notes of Kahlua, the apple-cinnamon warmth of bourbon, the creaminess of whipped cream, and the aromatic touch of cinnamon sticks. It’s a delicious and inviting concoction that pleases both the palate and the senses.


Apple Cinnamon Bourbon shots with whip cream and apples with one sliced

Apple Shots

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: amaretto, bourbon, kahlua, shots
Servings: 1
Calories: 207kcal
Author: Bruce and Dina Miller


Ingredients for Apple Shots:

  • ½ ounce Amaretto
  • ½ ounce Kahlua
  • ½ ounce Apple Cinnamon Bourbon
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 ounce whipped cream we use the spray pre-made whipped cream in a can


Instructions for Apple Shots:

  • For each shot, measure into a shot glass the Amaretto, Kahlua, and Bourbon. Add a cinnamon stick, and top with whipped cream.
  • If making these in advance, place shot glasses on a tray, and measure out all the alcohol. Add the cinnamon sticks and whipped cream when you serve.


Serving: 1shot | Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.


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  2. Sam Miller Reply

    5 stars
    I’ve had these and they are the perfect way to end the night! Amazing flavor and sweetness!

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  4. Justine Reply

    5 stars
    I love these! They taste like fall, which is my favorite season! Sweet and delicious.

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      Fall is so perfect for apple picking and these cocktails! Cheers!

      Dina and Bruce

  5. Elizabeth Reply

    5 stars
    This drink definitely gives off autumn vibes with the apple and cinnamon flavors. Thanks for sharing!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      Thank you! Looking forward to some cooler weather!

      Dina and Bruce

  6. Dana Reply

    5 stars
    Love these! I’ve always been a sucker for apple-y flavors, especially come fall. I’ll take apple spice over pumpkin spice anyway. Definitely making these again!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      These are a great dessert shot! But we are all about your bloody mary shots for a halloween brunch! Excited to make these!

      Dina and Bruce

  7. Traci Reply

    5 stars
    Oh boy these apple shots are too good and we’ll have to be careful lol. Thanks for sharing! What a fun party drink!

  8. Nathan Reply

    5 stars
    These apple shots look incredible, I think I would enjoy just the apple cinnamon bourbon on its own as well! I’ll be tucking this away to make once fall rolls around. Thanks for sharing!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      The apple cinnamon bourbon is perfect for fall. Enjoy!

      Thank you,

      Dina and Bruce

  9. Tavo Reply

    5 stars
    Hey, those Apple Shots with bourbon were a hit! The mix of flavors was spot on and the little apple cups? Genius move. I shared them at a gathering last night and let’s just say they vanished before I could blink. Thanks for making me the life of the party!

  10. Shashi at Savory Spin Reply

    5 stars
    These little shots are fantastic! They pack a hefty flavor punch and have been a favorite with everyone who has had them! Thank you!

  11. Anjali Reply

    5 stars
    This is such a fun and delicious cocktail for fall! I’m adding it to our menu for our Halloween party coming up – I know our guests will love it!

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