These apple cocktails highlight this delicious fruit and will please everyone! Try martinis, margaritas, sangria and more.
Looking for a drink that highlights the crisp, sweet tart flavor of apple? Here are all the top Apple Cocktails to make! Of course there’s the 1990’s classic the Apple Martini or Appletini, full of sweet tart sour apple flavor. But there are loads of spins on classic drinks using apple cider: its bold flavor is equally as delicious in a margarita, mimosa, and mule. Ready to get started?
When it comes to apple cocktails, there's nothing quite like the Apple Martini, aka Appletini, with its liquid sour candy flavor and 1990’s charm. Sure, it’s a little past its heyday: but isn’t it time for a revival? This sweet tart vodka martini is charming and hard to resist. Our spin on it adds a little sophistication with a hint of orange liqueur and fresh lemon juice to boost its Jolly Rancher flavor.
Looking for an apple cocktail with all the cozy vibes? Try this apple cider bourbon cocktail! Cider pairs perfectly with sweet and spicy whiskey in this sophisticated drink. It’s got a hint of lemon and a surprise ingredient that rounds out the flavors into a meld that’s intriguing, complex and highly drinkable.
Ingredients: Apple cider, bourbon, sweet vermouth, lemon juice, orange bitters
Yes, classic red sangria and white sangria are usually reserved for summer months. But there are creative spins on this Spanish drink so that you can drink it all year long. Try this Apple Cider Sangria! It pairs dry red wine and apple cider to make a Spanish-style autumnal spin on this drink.
Ingredients: Apple, pear, orange, sugar. cinnamon, dry red wine, apple cider or sparkling apple cider
Once apple cider season rolls around, there’s one cocktail you absolutely must make with it. This Apple Cider Margarita! It’s tangy and balanced: the zingy tequila and lime pairs beautifully with the sweet cider. Top it off with a cinnamon sugar rim, and every sip is a delight.
Ingredients: Apple cider, tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice
Here’s a deliciously easy apple cocktail: the apple cider mule! Everyone loves a classic Moscow Mule, and this seasonal spin is even more fun. It pairs apples and ginger in a bubbly, effervescent mix that looks perfectly cozy nestled in a copper mug.
Ingredients: Apple cider, ginger beer, vodka, lime
For a great apple cocktail, look no further than this Apple Cider Martini! It’s tangy and balanced, with just the right interplay between sweet tart cider and citrusy orange liqueur. It’s got a hint of cinnamon on the finish and beware: it’s very drinkable.
Ingredients: Apple cider, vodka, Cointreau or Triple Sec, lemon juice, maple syrup, cinnamon
Want a quick and easy apple cocktail that’s perfect for chilly weather? Try Fireball and Apple Cider! These two pair perfectly: spicy cinnamon blends seamlessly with tangy sweet cider. Take one sip and it will blow you away! This combination was made to be. Fireball whiskey might have a lowbrow reputation, but mix it up just right and it tastes like a sophisticated craft cocktail.
Ingredients: Fireball whisky, apple cider, lemon juice
Looking for a cozy apple cocktail for a brunch or a lazy afternoon? Try an apple cider mimosa! This spin on the traditional mimosa is all fall: crisp, bubbly and apple forward. The best part? The cinnamon sugar rim on the glass gives a hint of spice and sweetness to each sip.
Last up in our apple cocktails: Apple Sangria! This drink is made the traditional Spanish way, meaning it's bold and wine-forward. This fall variation features red and green apples and a hint of cinnamon. It’s crisp, cool and loaded with flavor, without overdosing on sweetness.
Ingredients: Apples, lemon, sugar, dry red wine, brandy, cinnamon, apple cider (optional)
Want an easy cocktail for fall and winter? Try Apple Cider and Whiskey! These two ingredients go hand in hand, the spicy whiskey complimenting the sweet tart cider perfectly. The great part about this pairing? You can drink it hot or cold! Make it as a lowball cocktail with big chunks of clear ice, or opt for hot spiked cider spiced with cinnamon and cloves.
Ingredients: Whiskey, apple cider, orange wheel
More apple recipes
Love this delicious fruit? We’ve got lots more tasty recipes outside of these apple cocktails for all your baking, cooking, and drinking pleasures. Try these favorite apple recipes: