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Refreshing Ginger Beer Cocktail with Apple Cider

Enjoy the crisp flavors of fall with this tasty ginger beer and apple cider cocktail! Spike with vodka and top with cinnamon sticks. So delicious!

Ginger beer cocktails

I’ve got a delicious drink for you today that’s absolutely perfect for fall!

You’ll try this ginger beer and apple cider cocktail and be immediately whisked away to a land of autumn leaves and cool breezes . . . even if the weather is still hot where you are (like it is where I am).

I just love autumn – and the flavors that go with it – so this cocktail is just about as good as it gets for me.

Note: I’ve been asked if the cider can be substituted with apple juice. The drink will taste much sweeter unless you use unsweetened juice. Give it a small taste test before you commit so your taste buds aren’t overwhelmed. You might not like it . . . but you might.

Ginger Beer Cocktails

Ginger beer is pretty popular in a lot of mixed drinks these days – like Moscow Mules. It adds that fizzy and spicy element, making the Mule that much more delicious.

Apple cider vodka drinks

For this beverage, the ginger beer does pretty much the same thing . . . but with apple cider. The taste is invigorating!

One thing I really love about this cocktail, besides the crisp flavor, is how easy it goes down. I love a mixed drink with a considerable amount of alcohol that I can’t taste. Is that weird?

It’s more important to me to taste the other flavors of the beverage and have the alcohol accentuate them, rather than overwhelm them. These apple cider vodka drinks do that for me.

Ingredients to make apple cider cocktail with vodka

You don’t need to garnish the beverage, but it gives such a pretty look to your drink, especially if you are serving for a party. This recipe makes two servings – one for you and one for a friend!

Apple Cider Cocktail

Ingredients: (Serves 2)

  • Apple cider – 8 ounces
  • Vodka – 3 ounces (add more if you wish)
  • Ginger Beer
  • Cinnamon sticks and apple slices for garnishing
  • Handful of ice cubes
cider and vodka recipe

Fill two glasses with ice cubes and keep those in the freezer while you make the cocktail. In a jar, pour in the apple cider and vodka and give it a stir.

apple cider cocktails with vodka

Pour your apple cider cocktail into the prepped glasses and top it off with the ginger beer. Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon stick. Enjoy!

ginger beer and vodka with apple cider
Yield: 2 cocktails

Apple Cider Cocktail

Ingredients to make apple cider cocktail with vodka

Enjoy the crisp flavors of fall with this tasty apple cider ginger beer cocktail! Spike with vodka and top with cinnamon sticks. So delicious!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz apple cider
  • 3 oz vodka
  • 6 oz ginger beer
  • 2 apple slices
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 handful ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Fill 2 glasses with ice cubes and keep those in the freezer while you make the cocktail.
  2. In a jar, pour in the apple cider and vodka and give it a stir.
  3. Pour it into the prepped glasses and top it off with the ginger beer.
  4. Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon stick. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1 cocktail

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 4gSugar: 35gProtein: 0g

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Enjoy! Let me know your favorite fall beverages in the comments!


And if you’re looking for another autumn drink that features apple cider, try our cinnamon apple cider mimosas:

apple cider and champagne

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