16 Incredibly Delicious Apple Cider Cocktails That Taste Like Coziness in a Glass
'Tis the season for apple cider cocktails and fall drinks. Gallons of fresh apple cider are popping up at farmers' markets, grocery stores, and seasonal celebrations, flying off the shelves as people trade their spaghetti-strap shirts for plaid flannels. Maybe you're even getting into the seasonal spirit by making your own apple cider after a day soaking up the fall foliage while picking apples for your favorite apple recipes.
No matter what kind of apple cider you start out with, adding a few simple ingredients will help you transform this classic fall drink into an even more festive treat. Check out the creative and easy apple cider cocktail recipes below (we've even put together an easy-to-save, easy-to-share graphic to make trying some of these cocktail recipes even easier). There's a sparkling apple cider drink, an apple cider sangria, and even an apple cider punch. These fun beverages using apple cider are the perfect excuse to throw a fall gathering, host your own Friendsgiving, or just snuggle up on the couch with a good book and a warm drink on a chilly day.
You'll notice that some of the recipes for these apple cider cocktails call for simple syrup—which you can buy at the store, but as the name suggests, the sweet addition is actually pretty simple to make yourself. First, you'll whisk together equal parts sugar and hot water until the sugar is dissolved. Then, you let the mixture chill and store it for up to one week in the fridge. That's it! Feel free to consult our full recipe for simple syrup, which breaks down our method in more detail.
If you can't get enough apple cider recipes (and, let's be honest, who can in autumn?), these apple cider doughnuts are one of our favorite fall desserts, and these apple cider poached apples are another great use for all the types of apples you're about to encounter.
Apple cider cocktails
1 Apple Cinnamon-Spiced Cocktail
2 Cider and Pomegranate Margarita
3 Citrusy Cider, Scotch, and Lavender
4 Boozy Apple Cider Slushie
5 Cider Dark and Stormy
6 Spiced Apple Kombucha Cocktail
7 Gingery Cider with Tequila
8 Cider Shandy
9 Spicy Bourbon-Apple Punch
10 Smoke & Spice Cider
11 Molasses-Spiced Spiked Cider
12 Cider Bellini
13 Fall Cider Sangria
14 Caramel Apple Punch
15 Spiked Cider Tea
16 Rum and Pineapple Punch
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