Apple Pie Cocktail


I love to offer guests a cocktail upon arrival, and this is the perfect DIY tray to welcome them. Using 2 acrylic frames (set cardboard backing aside for another use) fill the bottom one with faux fall leaves(or anything else that comes to mind) and set the other one on top creating a lip around the edge of the “tray”. I just taped the 2 frames together and covered the tape with a pretty ribbon. There you go! A tray to match any season or occasion. I can see using this idea with coffee beans, jelly beans, river rocks, glass beads….the options are endless. Thanks Amy(at Stem) for a great idea!
Now, what to serve on the tray, you ask. Here, I’ve got an Apple Pie Cocktail. But be careful. This apple pie is not for kids! Here’s the recipe:
Apple Pie Cocktail
2 cups Apple Juice, chilled
1/2 cup Spiced Rum, chilled
1/4 cup Cinnamon Schnaps, chilled
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher. Serve with a cinnamon stick garnish.


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Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. I may have to bring this drink to my sister’s house for Thanksgiving! mmmmmmmm


  1. […] Table November 10, 2008 By Chris Leave a Comment //   The sideboard is set up with an Apple Pie Cocktail to enjoy before dinner, a menu listing the delicious meal to come, and after-dinner coffee. […]

  2. […] is another updated recipe I originally shared here. For this one I actually doubled the amount and I’m letting you know which liquors I used. […]

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