Refreshing and sweet, a Cinnamon Apple Cider Cocktail is the ultimate comfort drink for when the weather gets cool. Serve over ice for a crisp cocktail with a holiday dinner, or snuggle up by the fire and enjoy this drink warmed like hot cider (you can even forego the alcohol for a festive and fun alcohol-free drink!). This drink will become a family favorite, no matter the age or occasion!
This is my FIRST real drink recipe here on Abundance of Flavor! We can’t forget about homemade lemonade of course but this alcoholic drink is the first of it’s kind.
What better time of year to get in the cocktail spirit than Thanksgiving! The food day of ALL food days.
Thanksgiving to me is the last hurrah of fall before all gears shift to wintry Christmastime. I love fall and like to savor it up with this apple-infused drink.
It would pair wonderfully with all your Thanksgiving dishes such as mashed potatoes, or brussels sprouts, or even alongside fall-flavored desserts like a peach crumble or pumpkin bars!
I can’t wait to be in my PJ’s, snuggled on the couch with a warm blanket drinking this hot cider drink. Bring on the coziness of winter days!
How to: Prepare the Ingredients
Cinnamon apple cider cocktails could not be easier to make. Holidays are stressful enough and this drink takes very little attention and energy away from the important things, like family time and your turkey.
Most of the prep applies to the festive garnish that is totally optional. You can forego all of this and just mix and serve.
Otherwise, cube a few apples and slice an orange. Gather cinnamon sticks for additional flavor and aesthetic appeal, and stars of anise for even more of a woodsy vibe!
Grab your drink ingredients and you’re ready to go.
How to: Mix the cinnamon apple Cider Cocktail
Guys, I’m not a master cocktail maker so you know this has got to be simple for me.
Shaking isn’t even required here!
Mix apple cider, cinnamon whiskey, seltzer and lemon juice thoroughly in each glass. Finish with ice and top with garnish of your choice and voila!
If you’d like to enjoy this drink warm, heat apple cider in the microwave or on the stove first and then mix. It’s like a hot toddy met an apple pie. It’s THAT tasty.
- apple cider
- cinnamon whiskey (my favorite is Fireball)
- lemon juice
Cinnamon Apple Cider Cocktail
- 6 oz apple cider
- 3 oz cinnamon whiskey
- 4 oz seltzer
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- cinnamon sticks, star anise, orange slices, or cubed apples to garnish
- In a glass, mix apple cider, cinnamon whiskey, seltzer and lemon juice.
- Garnish with cinnamon sticks, star anise, orange slices, or cubed apples as desired.
- Enjoy over ice for a refreshing beverage!
What are you favorite ways to get cozy when the weather gets cold? I’m talking fuzzy blankets, warm sweaters, and wood-burning fires. Share yours in the comments below!
52 thoughts on “Cinnamon Apple Cider Cocktail”
This sounds like a very festive drink. I am a huge fan of cinnamon so it sounds delicious to me. Perfect for the colder weather too.
The cinnamon and apple taste heavenly together!
Loving all the cinnamon flavor in this delicious cocktail!
The cinnamon sticks are the icing on the cake for me!
Omg! Yes!! I am making this one tonight…
I hope you enjoy! So tasty!
I make glog all the time in the colder festive months. Great idea here. Thanks.
Warm drinks are a necessity when it’s cold and bleak out!
This sounds amazing! I love the idea of drinking it warm. Definitely going to try this soon.
I think I like it warm better than cold actually! The cider is just dreamy
Thanks for the recipe! Easy to make and have almost all the ingredients already.
The ease of this recipe is my favorite part!
OOOHH!! This sounds yummy! Will have to try it over the holidays. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much for checking it out!
Oh, yum! 🤤 this sounds absolutely perfect for this chilly weather. I just might have to give this a try! ♡
I hope you enjoy!
All my favourite taste! Can’t wait to give a go! Thanks for the receipt!
Yay I hope you like it! Thank you
Sounds like a delicious festive drink! My husband would absolutely love this, so I may have to make it for him. 🙂
I hope you both love it! Thanks for reading!
I’ve never thought of it, but I will give it a try this festive season, which has already started for me, in November:))
Haha I feel the same way, it’s worth treating ourselves!
This looks delicious!!! I love all the pictures you included with your post. Very festive drink. 🙂
Thank you so much!
I’ve made apple cider sangria in the past but never this cocktail. I’m going to be trying it, thanks for sharing!
Yum sangria sounds amazing too — I will have to try a variation of it!
I always have fireball whiskey in the freezer, so I’m definitely going to be trying this cocktail. Holy YUM!!
We always seem to have some around! lol I hope you enjoy – it pairs so well with cider!
This sounds absolutely epic and so festive! I will definitely be giving this a try.
Thanks for checking it out, I hope you enjoy it!
This seems like a great cocktail to have during a holiday party. I’m definitely going to try this 1. Thank you for sharing this.
I would love to see this in a huge punch bowl with lots of apples floating in it! Thanks for reading!
Seems like an exotic drink….. Ooh I am really craving for it!!! Thanks for the recipe ❤️
It’s such a fun drink for cooler months!
This looks amazing! Must try!
Thank you 🙂
Oh wow this looks delicious! I might try and make something like this this year, I reckon my boyfriend would love it!
Haha my boyfriend is the reason we always have cinnamon whiskey around!
Adding this one to my holiday list! Wow! We sure do have a lot of apple cider, so this holiday season is about to get a lot more merry 🙂 Thanks for the share!!
I love that! Thank you for reading!
Wow does this sound right up my street or what!? This sounds delicious and perfect for the winter months!
Mine too!! and it couldn’t be easier!
You know what? I can smell it, in my head, I know already this is going to taste amazing! Can’t wait to try it soon x
You can’t go wrong with cinnamon and apples!
This looks delicious. Perfect for winters.
I love it warmed in the winter months!
These drinks sound delicious… but they’re also SUPER CUTE! Thanks for sharing!
Aww thanks so much! 🙂
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I’m always looking for new apple ideas. I come across a lot of them in the fall. Nice recipe!