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Easy Apple Cider Liqueur Recipe – Homemade

Apple cider adds a delicious twist to tequila, bourbon, or vodka making it a refreshing apple cider liqueur – perfect for summer or fall gatherings.

I absolutely love mixing flavor with alcohol and trying out new cocktails like persimmon liqueur, or Casamigos margarita. With a splash of a few fruits, you can make your own cocktail in no time, and surprise your friends.

This apple cider liqueur recipe is a must-try for fall, and I assure you, you will ditch your store-bought beer, as it tastes absolutely delightful.

Just imagine your friends and family gathering around a fire roasting marshmallows while you sip the cozy and spiced apple cider drink. Also, there is no prep required to make the drink in advance. Just mix all the ingredients shortly before serving so the ice doesn’t melt all the way.

Apple cider mixed with ginger beer and a touch of bourbon is like autumn in a glass. Let’s get to the recipe so you can make yourself this great cocktail.

Key Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp of apple cider
  • 4 tbsp of bourbon
  • 1/2 tsp of lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp ginger ale or ginger beer
  • apple slice and cinnamon stick for garnish

Variations

If you want everyone to enjoy the drink, you can skip bourbon, and serve it with ginger beer. So, you can make this drink without the alcohol, and it still tastes delicious.

I sometimes also like to mix the apple cider liqueur with vodka as it gives the drink a strong flavor. However, I recommend using dark liquors with this drink to bring the true feeling of fall. For fans of whiskey, Jack Daniels and Crown Royal go great with apple cider.

For garnishing, you can also dip the rim of the glass in a mixture of powdered cinnamon and sugar, so you get the cinnamon flavor in every sip.

What kind of apple cider is best for this drink?

When it comes to pairing apple cider with alcohol, the kind of cider is an important determinant of flavor.

Try to use unfiltered cider that contains pulp and sediments. It is light in color and is more like apple juice. Another thing to make sure of is to use pasteurized apple cider as its shelf stable, as compared to unpasteurized.

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Easy Apple Cider Liqueur Recipe

Apple cider adds a delicious twist to tequila, bourbon, or vodka making it a refreshing apple cider liqueur – perfect for summer or fall gatherings.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 6 tbsp of apple cider
  • 4 tbsp of bourbon
  • 1/2 tsp of lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp ginger ale or ginger beer
  • apple slice and cinnamon stick for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Take a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice. Add apple cider, bourbon, and lemon juice.
  • Shake the mixture for 30 seconds and strain it into a glass filled with ice.
  • Top it off with ginger ale or ginger beer.
  • Garnish the drink with an apple slice, and cinnamon stick. Enjoy.
  • If you want to make more than one cocktail, you can increase the ingredients.

Notes

  • If you want to garnish the drink with apple slices, make sure to spritz it with a little lemon juice to prevent them from getting brown. 
  • Don’t shake the drink too much with ice as it will water down the drink and dilute it. 
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