Try this delicious blend of fall and Cinco de Mayo in a tasty & refreshing Apple Cider Margarita. Great for Thanksgiving too!
Apple Cider Margarita
We’re full steam ahead entering the season of crisp fall evenings. It may be only early September but I will say that last night we sat on our deck and I grabbed a jacket with long sleeves. Possibly it could also have been to prevent the mosquitoes from biting me, but it also kept me warmer.
Now, that doesn’t mean that we weren’t enjoying adult beverages. Some were having a beer, some wine, and a cocktail was present too! Today I have the perfect autumn cocktail that I’ll be enjoying on crisp fall evenings, let me share the recipe with you so you can start enjoying this tasty drink also.
Apple Cider Margaritas, the perfect combo of fall flavors and Cinco de Mayo vibes! Margaritas are one of my favorite cocktails, no doubt about it. Usually though, it isn’t a cocktail that screams fall flavors, until now.
With tart flavors from fresh lime juice and semi-tartness from apple cider, Apple Cider Margaritas have loads of flavor. This cocktail will make a great addition to fall gatherings, brunch, and holiday gatherings such as Thanksgiving.
What’s the difference between apple cider and apple juice?
They are both fruit juices. But apple cider is raw, unfiltered juice, the pulp, and sediment are intact. Often apple cider is cloudier than apple juice.
Do apple juice and apple cider taste the same?
Apple cider has a tangier flavor usually with a thicker texture.
What ingredients do you need to make Apple Cider Margaritas:
- Triple Sec
- Apple Cider
- Lime juice
- For rim of glass: cinnamon sugar mix
- For garnish: sliced lime and apple
Some tips for making this cocktail:
- You can substitute apple cider for apple juice if desired.
- I used freshly squeezed lime juice, bottled is fine too.
- Make in a cocktail shaker if desired.
- This recipe multiplies easily to make multiple cocktails or by the pitcher.
Easy steps to make your own Apple Cider Margaritas:
In a small bowl combine sugar and ground cinnamon. Spread onto a shallow saucer. Run a lime wedge around the edge of the glass. Dip the rim of the glass into the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Fill the glass 1/2 way with ice.
Add tequila, triple sec, apple cider, and lime juice. Stir to combine.
Garnish with fresh lime slices or wedges, fresh apple slices, or cinnamon sticks.
How about some other delicious cocktail made with apple cider?
- Amaretto Apple Cider Cocktail
- Caramel Apple Cider Sangria
- Caramel Apple Cider Colada
- Apple Cider Moscow Mule
Grab a tasty appetizer to enjoy alongside this cocktail:
- Savory Apple Sausage Balls
- Zesty Sausage Crostini
- Baked Sausage Feta Pepper Dip
- Slow Cooker Four Cheese Queso Dip
Cinnamon Sugar Mixture