So here’s the deal: I was looking for some historic event that occurred on January 23 and I discover that January 23 is something called “National Pie Day”. My first thought was “That’s fun, but maybe I could find something a tad more interesting”. However, I then did a bit of investigating about National Pie Day, and that’s when things got weird.
Were you aware that there’s an American Pie Council? Yes, yes there is! There’s no American Cake Council, but there’s an American Pie Council. Yes, folks there is a pie lobby! According to the APC’s very own website, they are “the only organization committed to preserving America’s pie heritage and promoting American’s love affair with pies.” I don’t know why, but this makes me stupidly happy. Seriously, the phrase “America’s pie heritage” is putting a big dumb grin on my face.
They even have a newsletter called Pie Times!
So, this National Pie Day (not to be confused with the much more famous Pi Day held on March 13) sign up for membership in the American Pie Council so you can receive “members-only pie industry information like tips, tricks and recipes.” After you’ve done that, how about celebrating your new membership with an Apple Pie Martini? This delightful cocktail tastes just like grandma’s ol’ fashioned apple pie…except with more booze.
Apple Pie Martini
- 1 1/2 ounces Vanilla Liqueur
- 1 ounce Vodka
- 2 ounces non-alcoholic apple cider
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 splashes lime juice
Rim a chilled martini glass with crushed graham crackers by dipping it in lime juice and then dunking in the graham cracker crumbs. Then shake all ingredients with ice and strain into the graham cracker rimmed cocktail glass.