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Apple Pi Cocktail

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Want to celebrate March 14th in style this year? Get your friends together and sip on an Apple Pi Day Cocktail!

As I get older my celebrations often involve cocktails over desserts and I wanted to make something that anyone could do with the regular equipment found in their kitchen; no specialized tools, cutters or pans needed here!

Don't be intimidated by the Pi Symbol cut into the apple slice. I will break it down into simple instructions, cut by cut so that anyone, even those with absolutely no artistic skill can make them! 

Ingredients (directions follow in the next steps):
1 medium-sized apple, any variety
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
4 cups apple juice
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
4oz Bourbon or Rum
 
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Step 1: Drying Apples for the Pi Garnish

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This step can be done days in advance, actually, weeks in advance. Just remember to make sure they are completely dry and store them in an airtight container if you do make them ahead of time.

Ingredients:
1 medium-sized apple, any variety
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Remove the stem but DO NOT core or peel the apple. Use a mandolin slicer on a thin setting, or a very sharp knife to cut the apple into thin slices. Start cutting slices from the top of the apple (stem side) down in order to get the best slices; the sweet spot is the section after you pass the shoulders of the apple but before the seeds start. 

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Place the slices in a single layer on a baking pan, sprinkle lightly with cinnamon and then bake for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes the apples will be somewhat dry and lightly sticking to the pan; carefully peel them off the pan to loosen them up (if you don't do this they will be very stuck to the pan after one hour) and then return the pan to the oven for another 30 minutes. 


Oh, that sounds like a delicious drink :D I love apple drinks!