Who needs pie when you can have a pie cocktail? These tasty mini drinks start with the shot glass rimmed in ground pecans and sweetened chocolate. The shooters are a combination of bourbon, liquors, and cream making a delicious boozy chocolate pecan pie in a shot glass. We guarantee your guests will love this new twist on a Kentucky Derby classic dessert.

¼ cup toasted pecan pieces
¼ cup sweet ground cocoa
2 tablespoons simple syrup*
1 ounce Makers Mark bourbon
1 ½ ounces Rivulet Artisanal Pecan Liquor, available at Liquor Barn
2 ounces Godiva Dark Chocolate Liquor
2 ounces Whipping Cream

Grind the toasted pecans in a spice grinder until finely ground. In a small bowl, add an equal amount of sweet, ground cocoa to the ground pecans and combine thoroughly. In a shallow dish add a small amount of simple syrup. Dip the top of the shot glass in the simple syrup, then in the pecan chocolate mixture to rim the top of the shot glass

In a cocktail shaker, add some ice, then the bourbon, pecan liquor, Godiva, and whipping cream. Shake for 30 seconds and strain into a liquid measuring cup. Pour into the shot glasses. Our recipe makes six shooter size drinks.

* If you don’t have simple syrup on hand, you can quickly prepare it by combining equal parts white sugar and water in a saucepan. Heat on the stove, stirring until the sugar completely dissolves. Then cool the liquid to room temperature before using.