Gingery Cider with Tequila

If you want a classic apple cider taste with just a bit of a kick, look no further than this flavorful apple cider cocktail. It has ginger, lemon zest, agave, and mint leaves for that did-a-bartender-make-this quality, with tequila for that little boost and plenty of apple cider for all the fall flavors.

Gingery Cider with Tequila cocktail recipe
Photo: Emma Darvick
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
1 cocktail


  • 1 small piece sliced fresh ginger

  • 1 strip lemon zest

  • 1 Tbsp fresh mint leaves

  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tsp agave

  • 2 ounces tequila

  • 4 ounces apple cider

  • optional garnish: 1 sprig mint


  1. Muddle mint leaves, ginger, lemon zest, and agave in a cocktail shaker. Add cider, tequila, and ice. Shake vigorously. Strain over crushed ice in a rocks glass and serve with the mint sprig.

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