Easy Apple Cider Cocktail

Apple Cider Cocktail in a turquoise and gold glass on a wood board surrounded by cinnamon sticks and apples.

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Nothing says fall like an easy Apple Cider cocktail and this one is no exception. Combining simple ingredients, you can make this delicious tasting cocktail for fans of whisky, bourbon or rum – whichever spirit you prefer!

Apple Cider Cocktail in a turquoise and gold glass on a wood board surrounded by cinnamon sticks and apples.

What spirits can you use in an Apple Cider cocktail?

Lots of spirits pair well with Apple Cider but there are three types that stand out amongst the crowd; whisky, bourbon and rum. With this apple cider cocktail, you can use whichever you prefer but spiced rum and bourbon are the most common. What’s nice about this is you can have this cocktail more than once; each time with a different spirit to see which one you prefer!

How do you make an Apple Cider Cocktail?

This cocktail is very easy to make, simply add your spirit of choice (or use my measurements from the recipe card at the bottom of the post) into a glass with crushed ice or ice cubes and top with apple cider. Plop in a cinnamon stick to add a bit of flavor and garnish with an apple slice. There you have it, the perfect fall cocktail for yourself or to serve at your next gathering with friends / family. If you love fall cocktails, try my Maple Rosemary Bourbon Sour or my Cranberry Whiskey Sour.

Apple Cider Cocktail in a turquoise and gold glass on a wood board surrounded by cinnamon sticks and apples.

What type of Apple Cider should I use?

I personally am a fan of Strongbow due to it’s tartness but other ciders such as Angry Orchard, etc will work as well.  When it comes to cider, there are plenty of choices. You don’t want to use more than about 4-6 ounces of cider in the glass, however, otherwise you will really water down the hard liquor and the tastes won’t compliment each other as well.

Hope you enjoy this one! Let me know which spirit you prefer in the comments below.

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Easy Apple Cider Cocktail

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Easy Apple Cider Cocktail

Nothing says fall like an easy Apple Cider cocktail and this one is no exception. Combining simple ingredients, you can make this delicious tasting cocktail for fans of whisky, bourbon or rum – whichever spirit you prefer!

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Course
Cocktail
Cuisine
Cocktail
Servings
1
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 1.5 ounces Spiced Rum (you can also substitute with Whisky or Bourbon if desired)
  • 4-6 ounces Apple Cider I use Strongbow but others will work as well.
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 1 slice apple

Instructions

  1. Add the spiced rum (or whiskey / bourbon) into a glass with crushed ice.

  2. Top with 4-6 ounces of Apple Cider.

  3. Stir Lightly with a bar spoon.

  4. Place a cinnamon stick in the drink.

  5. Garnish with an apple slice and serve.

Recipe Notes

Substituting for your favorite spirit is totally ok! Feel free to mix it up and try different ones until you find your favorite!

Nutrition Information

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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