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apple cider cocktail in a cocktail glass garnished with apple slices and rosemary with flowers and apples in the background

Apple Cider Cocktail

  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This apple cider cocktail is simple to make and perfect for holiday sipping!


  • 2 ounces of bourbon (or whiskey of choice)*
  • 3 ounces of apple cider
  • 1/21 ounce of maple syrup (or rosemary/ cinnamon simple syrup!)
  • 1 ounce of lemon juice
  • Optional dash of bitters
  • Garnish with fresh herbs and apple/ orange slices


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker or glass with ice. Add in the bourbon, apple cider, maple syrup, and lemon juice. Stir (or shake) to chill and combine.
  2. Pour the cocktail into a cocktail glass and stir in a dash of bitters.
  3. Garnish and enjoy!


* while I haven’t tried it, I think that this would taste amazing with gin or other alcohol of choice.

*For the maple syrup- start with just 1/2 ounce of it and then add a but more if you want it sweeter.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: cocktail
  • Method: stirring
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: holiday cocktail, thanksgiving cocktail, apple cider cocktail