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Apple Cider and Whiskey

Apple Cider and Whiskey (Hot or Cold!)

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


Apple cider and whiskey are an ideal cocktail pairing! Here’s how to mix them up: as a lowball cocktail or as spiked hot cider.



For the lowball cocktail (serves 1)

  • 3 ounces* apple cider
  • 1 1/2 ounces whiskey (rye, blended Scotch, Tennessee, Canadian, bourbon, or Fireball)
  • Orange wheel
  • Ice, to serve (try clear ice!)

For the spiked hot cider (serves 6)

  • ½ teaspoon whole cloves
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup whiskey


  1. For the lowball cocktail: Stir together the apple cider and whiskey in a lowball glass. Garnish with an orange wheel.
  2. For the spiked hot cider: Combine the cloves, cinnamon sticks, and apple cider in a medium pot. Warm over low heat for 30 minutes. Skim off any particulate that forms.
    Stir in the whiskey. If desired, garnish with orange slices and whole cranberries. Ladle into mugs and enjoy.


*To convert to ounces, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan