30 Apple Cider Cocktails To Sip On All Autumn Long

BY Mackenzie Filson

Put down the PSL, it's apple cider's time to shine.


Come fall, there's nothing better than going apple picking and enjoying a crisp chilled glass or hot and cozy cup of apple cider (or it's sparkling counterpart!) . Well...not unless that apple cider is mixed into a cocktail. And we're not just talking about simple spiking it with whiskey or bourbon. Instead, we're adding all its coziness to Moscow Mules, sangrias, and even margaritas. This fall, put down that pumpkin spice latte and back away! It's apple's time to shine, and wow, do they really in these 30 boozy apple cider cocktails.

These apple cider drink recipes not only use one of the best flavors of the season, but they're perfect for getting a party started and keeping them going. Our apple cider spritz is our fall update to the summery Aperol spritz (though we may start drinking our autumn version all year round). Plus, our harvest punch is not only perfect for a crowd, but it's also an excellent way to use up any of those leftover apples from apple picking. 😉

If you've never been, we've got tips for apple picking as well as how to use all the different apple types you bring home so you're never too far from freshly made homemade apple cider. Need even more ideas for what to make with apples? Try our easy apple desserts and delicious recipes with apple cider too. Really feeling all the fall flavors? Check out our favorite pumpkin recipes, pear recipes, and fall cocktail recipes next.

Harvest Punch


Cider and ginger beer might seem like a weird pairing, but with fresh fruit and cinnamon (plus bubbly!), we promise you it more than works. For a small, but just as rowdy brunch, make our caramel apple mimosas instead.

Get the Harvest Punch recipe.



Wassail is a warm, spiced punch traditionally served when celebrating the ancient English Yuletide tradition of the same name. The combination of warm spices, like cinnamon, star anise, and cardamom, infuse a heady, autumnal essence into each steaming mug.

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Apple Cider Spritz


Easy breezy and ready for fall, this apple cider spritz offers a twist on a recent summer classic, the Aperol spritz. Waltzing right into the next season with spiced cider and a kiss of pumpkin spice, Aperol’s orange-herbal aspects bring out the best in the cider flavors.

Get the Apple Cider Spritz recipe.

Homemade Apple Cider


Forget to pick up a gallon of cider on your most recent apple picking day? Not gonna lie, our homemade version is just as good (if not better), especially for all of these spiked cider drinks.

Get the Homemade Apple Cider recipe.

Apple Cider Slushies


Apple cider slushies are the perfect thing to keep in your freezer for an icy-cold anytime treat. You could even take these to the next level by making a homemade apple cider and impressing everyone.

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Poison Apple Cocktails


This drink is allllll about the edible glitter, available here. (We're OBSESSED.) Be warned: The glitter needs to be seriously mixed up in order to have the crazy swirl-y effect, so if you don't have a cocktail shaker, try a blender!

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Christmas Punch


This punch forgoes any added sugar and instead derives its natural sweetness from apple cider. Add some spice from ginger beer and tartness from unsweetened cranberry juice, and you have a sophisticated, festive punch for your next winter party.

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Apple Pie Moonshine


Prohibition may be over, but we still plan on making our moonshine. This fall-flavored version is like an apple pie in a glass (or a shot glass).

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Hot Buttered Rum


When it's freezing outside, rum is the only thing that'll do. Add in butter, sugar, ice cream, and healthy dose of cinnamon, and you've got heartwarming cold weather magic in a glass.

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Apple Cider Margaritas


Super-excited for fall and all the fun fall activities that come with it—pumpkin carving, Thanksgiving, apple picking? These cocktails are for you! They're the best of summery margaritas, plus spicy, seasonal apple cider.

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Apple Cider Mules


Sparkling cider and ginger beer make this twist on a classic Moscow mule perfect for fall. Serve 'em up to celebrate the weather turning crisp—your friends will thank you!

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Pumpkin Pie Punch


Now you and your holiday guests can drink your favorite Thanksgiving dessert, thanks to this share-able punch. Vanilla vodka and Cool Whip make it taste just like pumpkin pie.

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Gotta get up early on Thanksgiving to start getting everything ready for the big meal? Make one of these mimosas to celebrate and give thanks before you get started.

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Apple Cider Sangria


Sangria might make you think of warm summer nights and tropical fruits, but this apple-based cocktail featuring a white wine sangria, rounded out with spicy ginger beer and sweet apple cider, will have you ready for fall.

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Apple Cider Old-Fashioned


Not only is apple cider perfect for cocktails like our apple cider sangria or our apple cider mimosas, you can prett much add it to anything, like this new spin on a classic Old-Fashioned.

Get the Apple Cider Old-Fashioned recipe.

Pumpkin Pie Sangria


We don't know exactly how pumpkin goes with so many things, but we aren't mad about it. Especially when it means we can mix up sangria made with pumpkin pie vodka.

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Apple Cider Mimosas


Mimosas are the spring brunch cocktail; however, as the weather gets colder and we all start looking toward more comforting, autumnal flavors, there is something weird about drinking a bright, citrusy cocktail. This is the perfect, fall twist on the classic and gives you another reason to celebrate the season.

Get the Apple Cider Mimosas recipe.

Apple Cider Long Island Iced Tea


You'll be making these extra-boozy apple cider Long Island iced teas on repeat this fall. They're the perfect tailgating cocktail!

Get the Apple Cider Long Island Iced Tea recipe.

Apple Cider Martini


Turn your favorite martini into an apple cider martini and never look back. The butterscotch schnapps is worth looking for and really puts this over the top.

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Boozy Apple Cider


If you've just been apple picking and are wondering what to do with all those apples and cider you impulsively brought home, this recipe is for you. We like Fireball in these, but use whatever whiskey you like (or keep it non-alcoholic for the kiddos).

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Salted Caramel-Apple Cider


It's a joyous union of two beloved fall flavors: salted caramel and apple. If you really want to go all out, try serving them in apple cups. Can't find caramel vodka? You can use regular vodka and garnish the drink with a caramel drizzle.

Get the Salted Caramel-Apple Cider recipe.

Apple Cider Mojitos


Mint + cider might sound weird, but it's surprisingly refreshing in these mojitos! If you want to take it in a more autumnal direction, try rosemary or thyme instead.

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Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria


Sparkling wine, apple cider, and Fireball whiskey combine to make the perfect sangria to drink after apple picking, crunching through fall leaves, or carving pumpkins.

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Slow-Cooker Mulled Wine


Mulled wine is like winter's answer to summery sangria, and this recipe makes it extra-easy to make in your slow cooker. It only takes 30 minutes, and bonus: It'll keep it warm all throughout your party/holiday dinner.

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Pumpkin Spice Mules


Moscow mules are one of our favorite drinks, but once the leaves start to change and we can't get pumpkin spice off our minds, we turn to this twist on the classic. If you can't find pumpkin pie vodka, regular vodka will work well too!

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Apple Pie Sparklers


Feeling bubbly? Moscato, sparkling cider, and vanilla vodka make an incredibly fun, easy-drinking spritz to enjoy all season long.

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Cranberry Sangria


Apple cider is THE go-to when it comes to taking summery sangria into fall, but it can be a little sweet. Pair it with cranberry juice to keep it tart, and you can drink this all fall and winter long.

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Fireball Apple Slushies


Believe it: There's a whole Fireball world beyond shots. If these don't convince you, our Fireball sangria surely will!

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Caramel Apple Mimosas


We've brainstormed endless mixers for bubbly that are so far beyond orange juice, but sweet apple cider might be our favorite. Go the extra mile and rim the glasses in caramel and cinnamon sugar—your friends will flip!

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Spiced Cider Hot Toddies


If all the flavors of fall could be condensed into drink form, this would be it. Feel free to swap out the honey for maple if you want this to be vegan.

Get the Spiced Cider Hot Toddies recipe.

Originally Published: https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/g2961/cider-cocktails/