This Apple Cider Cocktail is made with vodka, apple cider, and muddled apples and lime wedges. Finish it off with a splash of soda water for a bit of fizz.
It’s officially the middle of November and I’m finally forcing myself to accept that it’s Fall.
What better way to do that than with this cozy Apple Cider Cocktail in hand, a comfy throw blanket, and a night of Netflix?
I’m definitely going to miss the warm temperatures and the sunshine, but Fall is always a nice change of pace too.
I love how simple this recipe is! You may even have the ingredients on hand already. Spiced apple cider blends with vodka, lime and soda water. You can also customize this cocktail. Don’t want vodka? Try swapping it out for whiskey or bourbon (more on that below).
Apple Cider Cocktail Ingredients:
- Apple Cider
- Soda Water
How to Make an Apple Cider Cocktail
Just add some chopped up apple and lime wedges to a cocktail shaker and use a muddler to extract their juices. Then shake it all up with some vodka and apple cider, strain into an ice filled glass, and garnish (if desired). Enjoy!
What Liquor in Apple Cider Cocktail?
I don’t like vodka? Can I use a different liquor?
You sure can! You can swap in these liquors:
- Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey
To finish off my Apple Cider Cocktail, I dressed it up with a slice of apple and star anise. This is totally optional, but super pretty and festive.
These cocktails would be perfect served as part of your Thanksgiving celebration this year. They would be perfect for any celebration since they’re super simple to make and you can also customize them to suit your guests’ preferences.
If you loved this Apple Cider Cocktail recipe I would appreciate it so much if you would give it a star review! Also, be sure to snap a picture of your finished cocktail and share it with me on Instagram using the hashtag #platingsandpairings.
Do you have a favorite Fall cocktail that you like to enjoy when the weather turns chilly? I’d love to hear in the comments below!
More Fall cocktail recipes:
- Vanilla Bean & Fig Cocktail
- Apple Cider Moscow Mule
- Mulled Wine
- Harvest Moon Applejack Cocktail
- Hot Mulled Cider
Apple Cider Cocktail
- 2 ounces vodka
- 1 ounce apple cider
- 1 apple (chopped)
- 1/2 lime (cut into wedges)
- Club soda
- Place limes and apples in cocktail shaker and muddle.
- Add all liquid ingredients (except for club soda) and shake.
- Strain into rocks glass and top with club soda.
This post was originally published in 2018. It was updated in 2021 to add new photographs. The original recipe remains the same. Enjoy!