Rye Apple Pie in the Sky {cocktail hour}

This Rye Apple Pie in the Sky cocktail recipe is part of a sponsored post for SocialStars #SweetNLowStars

Welcome to fall ya’ll! I’m avoiding the early pumpkins as to not tire of them before December hits, but the apples… I’m ALL apples right now!  Our local orchards are just bursting at the seams and I’ve been using them in all of my dishes already, even my cocktails.  Today I am sharing the most delicious recipe, liquid fall in a glass!

It’s cocktail hour again — have you been following my series?  Summatime brought my Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita and my Rosemary Mango Old Fashioned, but now… NOW I am jumping head first into fall with my favorite apple cocktail.  Forget the overplayed appletini… Rye Apple Pie in the Sky is where it is at.

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Yep, Rye Apple Pie in the Sky.

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For this yummy drink, I fresh pressed Royal Gala Apples, a favorite of mine in flavor and skin color… I mean just look how pretty!  You can certainly just use store bought apple juice, but if you have the apples and a couple minutes, juice your own, the flavor pays off big time.  Might as well take advantage of the season!

I’m all about garnishes when it comes to cocktails, mostly because when I’m making cocktails I’m entertaining guests and I aim to impress!  This beauty already impresses with its shaken egg white top layer (wuhoo, extra protein in my dinner) but looks great with a cinnamon stick and thinly sliced apple floated on top.  It also looks dynamo with freshly grated nutmeg on top, which adds to the flavor profile.

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I’m inserting a warning disclosure because this apple pie drink is so good, you may drink one or two too many so be careful.  It’s that good.  Good news though, this is part of my skinny Sweet’N Low cocktail series so even if you have one too many, the calories are low! Typically, I would add a simple syrup but Sweet’N Low + water makes a much lower cal cocktail and you will NOT miss sugar.

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Rye Apple Pie in the Sky


  • 2 oz rye bourbon (I used Bulleit Rye)
  • 2 oz fresh apple juice
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz Sweet’N Low simple syrup
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 egg white
  • A dash of vanilla extract
  • thinly sliced apples, cinnamon sticks for garnish


Add all ingredients to a shaker and dry shake about 30 times to blend.  Add ice, shake 10 seconds to chill.  Strain into a martini glass and garnish with fresh nutmeg, thinly sliced apples and cinnamon stick.

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  1. September 10, 2014 at 9:40 pm — Reply

    Wow, does that ever look amazing! I’d love to try it.

  2. September 11, 2014 at 5:24 am — Reply

    This looks delicious! I love apple recipes this time of year!

  3. September 11, 2014 at 7:45 am — Reply

    I was looking for Apple Beverages for fall on Pinterest last night.. Going to pin this =) Looks delicious!

  4. September 11, 2014 at 9:06 am — Reply

    I have been looking for a new drink to make… this is the drink for me! I love that this uses a sugar substitute.

  5. […] for some more seasonal drink ideas. Also try these Fall favorites from the Sweet’N Low Stars: Apple Pie in the Sky cocktail, Autumn Spiced Pear cocktail, Pumpkin Spice Smoothie, and even these Pumpkin Cheesecake […]

  6. September 11, 2014 at 9:59 am — Reply

    Looks delish. I’d use real sugar though but easy to adapt!

  7. September 13, 2014 at 1:40 pm — Reply

    Oh yum! I need to make this pronto!

  8. September 14, 2014 at 5:36 am — Reply

    Yummm… this sounds and looks delicious… Love this time of the year and soo have to try this recipe.. thanks for sharing…

  9. September 14, 2014 at 7:06 pm — Reply

    That is a really tasty looking drink. I would love one of those at the beach.

  10. September 15, 2014 at 5:21 am — Reply

    That looks so good! I can’t drink anymore due to some meds I am on but if I could this would be first on the list! I could see this being a big hit when you sit down to relax in the evening after being out in the crisp air of a Fall day! Wonder if I could make it virgin? Thanks for sharing!!

  11. September 15, 2014 at 5:39 am — Reply

    Our pumpkins aren’t ready yet here in Vermont but our apples are almost! We don’t drink so I would have to change it up a bit for us.

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