Fresh apple cider and cinnamon spice with a boozy twist, this bourbon apple cider cocktail is the perfect fall drink!
Snuggle up with a good book and a vegan apple cinnamon muffin around the campfire for a delicious seasonal cocktail. With warm cinnamon spice, sweet apple cider, and a sprig of fragrant rosemary, this alcoholic apple cider is delicious!
Apple Cider Drinks
Apple cider is such a nostalgic beverage! It has all the cozy feelings of a crisp fall day. Of hayrides, and apple picking, oh, and of course of corn mazes too. Growing up I remember getting the best apple cider at a place called Greenbluff.
So, naturally, when I came home this year we had to take a trip up there. And while I was there, I enjoyed the tastiest apple I’ve had in years, it hit me, I had to make an alcoholic apple cider!
The best part about this apple cider cocktail is it’s super easy and visually so pretty, it’s sure to impress your guests.
Hot or Cold Apple Cider Cocktails
We first made this bourbon apple cider cocktail over a big ice cube because it was mid-September and the weather was still quite warm. But, as the air became more chill we tried this alcoholic apple drink warm and, wow! It was soo good as well! If you decide to make it warm heat all the ingredients before adding the bourbon and then pour the bourbon in last! However you serve it, this bourbon apple cider cocktail is delicious!
How to make a bourbon apple cider cocktail
This cocktail is so easy. Seriously. Here’s what you’ll need to make this alcoholic apple cider drink:
- Real apple cider
- Lemon juice
- Cinnamon + cinnamon sticks (garnish)
- Fresh rosemary
- Bourbon of your choice – I used Redemption
- Apple (garnish)
First, add ice to a rocks glass or small glass. Then add bourbon and pour over the ice. Next, add apple cider, lemon juice, and a pinch of ground cinnamon. Stir the cocktail well and garnish with a rosemary sprig, cinnamon stick, and sliced apple!
More Cocktails with Apple Cider
More fall favorites:
Bourbon Apple Cider Cocktail RecipePrint
Fresh apple cider and cinnamon spice with a boozy twist, this bourbon apple cider cocktail is the perfect cozy drink! Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary, cinnamon stick, and a slice of apple for the perfect fall cocktail.
- 1 oz bourbon
- 2 oz apple cider
- 1/4 oz lemon juice
- 1/4 oz maple
- Dash of cinnamon
- A sprig of rosemary (garnish)
- Cinnamon stick (garnish)
- 1 apple (garnish)
- Fill a small glass with ice and pour bourbon over it.
- Add apple cider, lemon juice, and a pinch of cinnamon.
- Stir well and garnish with a sprig of rosemary, a slice of apple, and a cinnamon stick.
- Heat the apple cider in a small saucepan until warm.
- Add cinnamon and lemon juice.
- Remove from heat and pour into a mug.
- Add bourbon and stir.
- Garnish with a sprig of rosemary, a slice of apple, and a cinnamon stick.
- Serving Size: 1 cocktail
- Calories: 200
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