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:

apple pumpkin old fashioned cocktail

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


  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the bourbon, triple sec, maple syrup and pumpkin puree.
  2. Shake well and strain through a mesh strainer into a glass filled with ice
  3. Add a dash of bitters
  4. Garnish & enjoy!!
spiked apple punch

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


  1. Fill a large punch bowl with ice
  2. Add all ingredients to the punch bowl
  3. Stir & enjoy!
apple cider margarita

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


  1. 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.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake & pour into glasses rimmed with cinnamon sugar.
  3. 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!

If you’re ready for more delicious cocktails, don’t miss my top 3 favorite hot drink recipes for winter!

26 comments so far.

26 responses to “3 Apple Cider Cocktails You’ll Want to Try This Fall”

  1. Rach says:

    These all sound amazing! Definitely going to try to make them!


  2. Rachel says:

    All of these apple cider cocktails sound delicious! I’m definitely going to be giving them a try this weekend!


  3. Lizzie says:

    These all look so yummy! Will definitely have to try them out.


  4. I cannot wait to make and try the spiked apple punch soon! Great post xoxo sarah

  5. kileen says:

    These sound amazing, definitely need to try these out! So perfect for this Fall season!

    cute & little

  6. jenniferpickering22gmailcom says:

    These all sound so good! I wish I could drink them!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  7. Em says:

    oooh totally want to try these recipes!

  8. Stephanie says:

    Ahh it’s posts like these that wreck me over the fact that I’m super allergic to apples. But I guess I could substitute some of them for either pear or pomegranate flavors! Love the concepts.

    • Lee says:

      Ah no way, that’s such a difficult allergy this time of year; I’m sorry! That must be so frustrating! But yes you could definitely try these with pear juice!

  9. roxyturtle says:

    These all sound so fun and festive! I’m having a Fall shopping party in my apartment in a few weeks, and I think these will be the perfect drinks to offer people who want alcohol!!

  10. Oh the Spiked Apple Punch sounds YUMMY! I have a fall party at the end of this month, I’ll definitely bring one of these.

  11. Kristina says:

    Ooh my hubby is on an old fashioned kick these days- I’ll have to show him this!

  12. voguefauxreal says:

    Oh yum! Shared and pinned so I’ll know where to find them to try out! Thanks for sharing!


  13. I have never had a apple cider margarita but that sounds amazing! I need to try all these recipes at our holiday party 🙂

    -xo, Azanique | https://www.lotsofsass.com

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