3 Apple Cider Cocktails You’ll Want to Try This Fall
October 8, 2019
With fall in full swing it is definitely time to move on from summer drinks on patios (RIP summer weather) and enjoy some fall cocktails. Luckily, fall favorites – like pumpkin & apple cider – make for excellent cocktails for chilly fall nights.
Alex and I had a fall party last weekend and we tried out three apple cider cocktails that were all a huge hit. Trust me, everyone one is delicious! So, without any further ado, here are 3 apple cider cocktails you’ll want to try this fall:
1. Apple Pumpkin Old Fashioned:
1.5 oz. bourbon
1 oz. triple sec
1 oz. maple syrup
1/2 oz. apple cider
2 tbsp. pumpkin puree
dash of bitters
optional garnish: orange peel or rosemary
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the bourbon, triple sec, maple syrup and pumpkin puree.
Shake well and strain through a mesh strainer into a glass filled with ice
Add a dash of bitters
Garnish & enjoy!!
2. Spiked Apple Punch:
Ingredients (makes 10 drinks):
6 cups of ice
1 gallon apple cider
1 bottle prosecco
1 bottle ginger beer (or ginger ale)
1 can of hard apple cider
5 oz. vodka
2 diced apples (& optional apple for garnish)
dash of cinnamon
Fill a large punch bowl with ice
Add all ingredients to the punch bowl
Stir & enjoy!
3. Apple Cider Margarita:
Ingredients (makes 2 margaritas)
1 oz. cinnamon simple syrup*
2 oz. apple cider
2 oz. tequila
1 oz. triple sec
splash of lemon juice
optional: cinnamon sugar to rim the glass
optional: apple slice garnish
Make the cinnamon simple syrup. In a sauce pan combine: – 1/8 cup of water, – 1/8 cup of sugar, – 1 tsp. of cinnamon sugar – a cinnamon stick Bring to a low boil & stir until sugar is dissolved. Set aside & let cool.
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake & pour into glasses rimmed with cinnamon sugar.
Garnish if desired
And that’s it! 3 apple cider cocktails you’ll want to try this fall. I’m definitely planning on making all three again before the season is over. These would be great not only at all fall party, but at Thanksgiving as well! Let me know which of these is your favorite, and if you try them out I’d love to hear your thoughts!