10 Tasty Apple Flavored Cocktails to Try

Whether it’s fall or you just love apples, these cocktails are a great choice.

If apple is your favorite flavor of all time, you’re not alone. It’s mine, too. And a love of all things apple has led me to track down a list of apple cocktails so I could enjoy the sweet, fruity taste more often.

Apple cider old fashioned alcohol cocktail

Apples are great for any time of the year. They’re perfect for fall days full of apple cider.

They make a crisp and refreshing snack during the warmer months of spring and summer. And in the winter, a fresh apple cobbler can warm you to your core.

So, why not enjoy the flavor of apples in a yummy new cocktail recipe? We have the best apple cocktails listed below. Take a look and try one for yourself.

Best Apple Cocktails

Check out these tasty apple flavored cocktails for the perfect fall drink.

Apple Cider Martini

The apple cider martini is one of my favorite ways to spice up a fall favorite.

If your apple cider is missing a little extra kick, the tangy and delicious apple cider martini might do the trick for you.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Two ounces of apple cider
  • One and a half ounces of vodka
  • Half ounce Cointreau
  • Half ounce lemon juice
  • One teaspoon maple syrup
  • Pinch of cinnamon

The combination of sweet maple with tangy apple cider and a kick of cinnamon is the perfect combination for a fall evening or even a Halloween party.

Garnish your glass with an apple slice to finish off the presentation. Check out other classic martinis!

Apple Cider Mimosa

Who doesn’t love a good mimosa in the morning?

Whether your Sunday morning breakfasts are starting to feel dull or you’re hosting brunch with the girls, the apple cider mimosa should be your drink of choice.

How do you make it? You’ll need these ingredients:

  • Apple Cider
  • Prosecco or Champagne

I’d give you the measurements, but we all know mimosa pour ratios are up for debate.

My only recommendation is to coat the rim of your glass with cinnamon and sugar and serve everything cold. Toss a cinnamon stick in the glass if you’re feeling extra fancy.

Apple Martini

The apple martini is probably the most classic apple-flavored cocktail there is.

For those of us in the know, this drink is better titled the appletini. It’s a sweet blend of vodka and apple flavor, and I’ve been ordering it for as long as I can remember.

While there are many approaches to the appletini, I prefer a straightforward one. For this recipe, grab the following:

  • One and a half ounces of vodka
  • Half ounce green apple schnapps
  • Quarter ounce lemon juice

Shake these ingredients up with some ice and serve in a classic martini glass. This drink will have a nice light green hue and looks great garnished with a slice of green apple.

It’s the perfect cocktail to look classy without sipping straight vodka or loads of sugar.

Cranberry Apple Margarita

Not everyone loves a vodka cocktail. If you’re not a vodka fan, perhaps you prefer the dangerous yet delicious tequila.

And what’s the best tequila cocktail? It’s the margarita, of course.

But this margarita isn’t just any margarita. It’s a cranberry apple margarita. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Two ounces tequila
  • Two ounces of apple cider
  • Two ounces of cranberry juice
  • One ounce of orange juice or orange liqueur

For the best results, rim your glass with brown sugar and granulated sugar. Shake up your ingredients and serve over ice. You’ll never go back to standard margaritas again.

Poisoned Apple Cider Cocktail

There are plenty of apple cider cocktails out there, but there are none that sparkle and shine quite like the poisoned apple cider cocktail. It’s got the perfect apple flavor with just enough sweetness.

Plus, it sparkles; it literally has sparkles in it. Are you hooked yet? Here’s what you need:

  • Four ounces of apple cider
  • One and a half ounces of spiced rum
  • One and a half ounces of pomegranate juice
  • Three-quarter ounce grenadine
  • Quarter teaspoon edible luster dust

That last ingredient on the list is the key to getting that sparkle in your drink. The other ingredients will make the drink red, so I like to use gold luster dust for an elegant, mysterious swirl.

Apple Cider Mule

Put a fun, fall twist on the classic mule cocktail by adding some apple cider to it.

It’s festive and incredibly easy to make. You only need a few ingredients:

  • Two ounces vodka
  • Two ounces of apple cider
  • Half ounce lime juice
  • Three ounces of ginger beer

And the best part about any kind of mule is that you get to use one of the fun and shiny copper mugs.

Serve the drink over ice and garnish it with some festive fall pieces like apple slices or cinnamon.

Caramel Apple Sangria 

Hear me out: caramel apples are good in theory but terrible in practice.

They’re hard to slice and even harder to bite unless you don’t care about your teeth. But what if you could drink your caramel apple instead?

Here’s what you need for caramel apple sangria: 

  • One bottle of pinot grigio
  • One cup caramel flavored vodka
  • Six cups of apple cider
  • Two apples, chopped

Look – I’m not going to tell you how to live your life. If you need a little more vodka and a little less apple cider, that’s your choice.

Have fun with this recipe and make a whole pitcher for yourself and your friends.

Apple Cider and Whiskey

Straight, simple, and to the point, apple cider and whiskey are an instant classic and one of the easiest cocktails on the list to create.

All you need is apple cider and your favorite whiskey. You could do a cinnamon whiskey to really add the fall flavor.

I like this recipe with a 3-to-1 ratio of apple cider to whiskey, but you can toy with it and make it as strong or as weak as you like. Drink it straight up or on the rocks.

Apple Sour

Make sure to read that as apple sour, not sour apple.

This bourbon cocktail is perfect for whiskey lovers. It adds a fruity twist to a familiar cocktail. These are the ingredients:

  • One and a half ounces of bourbon
  • Three-quarter ounce triple sec
  • One and a quarter ounce apple juice
  • Quarter ounce lemon juice
  • Two dashes of orange bitters

Pour it all into a shaker and serve it over fresh ice. You can also turn this drink into a fizzy apple sour by using sparkling apple juice instead of normal apple juice.

The bubbly texture is a fun alternative that I enjoy.

Either way, this is an apple-flavor cocktail that anyone would like. If you’re new to drinking whiskey, this is a good place to start and ease into it.

Apple Margaritas

It’s no secret that apple flavors naturally go well with bourbons and vodkas.

But did you really think we’d finish out this list without revisiting our good friend tequila once more?

The apple margarita is a refreshing, fruity take on the Mexican cocktail that you’re going to love.

Here’s what you need:

  • One ounce tequila
  • One ounce of apple schnapps
  • One ounce of apple juice
  • Half ounce sour mix

If you want a touch more apple flavor, wet the rim of a margarita glass with a slice of apple.

Rim the glass with your choice of salt or sugar – I’m a salt person, myself. Shake the ingredients and pour the drink into the glass.

If you prefer a frozen margarita, blend all the ingredients above with about a cup of ice. Enjoy with some apple slices and even a couple of cherries for some extra color.

Best Apple Cocktails

  1. Apple Cider Martini
  2. Apple Cider Mimosa
  3. Apple Martini
  4. Cranberry Apple Margarita
  5. Poisoned Apple Cider Cocktail
  6. Apple Cider Mule
  7. Caramel Apple Sangria
  8. Apple Cider and Whiskey
  9. Apple Sour
  10. Apple Margaritas

Final Thoughts

You know what they say: an apple a day keeps the doctor away. I’m almost positive this list of the best apple cocktails wasn’t exactly what the doctor had in mind, but at least you’re getting some fruit into your diet, right?

If you love apples and all things apple flavored, you’re bound to enjoy one or two of the drinks on this list. Test a few out and see what you think. Cheers!

Check out other cocktails perfect for the fall season!

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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin lives in East Passyunk and enjoys checking out the local restaurants in South Philly and beyond. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.