Spiked apple cider is a delicious way to transition to fall with its spicy notes and seasonal flavours. Enjoy hot or cold.
Hello, friends! Although fall is still a week or so away (officially), we’re definitely feeling it here. The trees are changing drastically with each passing day, and there’s even possible snow in the forecast. I’m finding it difficult to wrap my head around that!
I’d prefer a slower transition, but I must say there’s something in me that’s finally ready to let go and embrace the season. It truly is a beautiful one, wouldn’t you agree?
Today I’m sharing a fall drink recipe that can be enjoyed two ways. Serve it cold on those warm (even hot) autumn days or, on chilly days, try heating it up. September is one of those confusing months when the temperatures are unpredictable. One day I’m wearing sandals and the next day it’s boots. So strange!
If you’re like me and love anything apple, this easy spiked apple cider cocktail is one to try. I love the subtle spices mixed with the apple goodness. Perfect drink idea for fall parties, Thanksgiving or any old regular day of the week!
Spiked Apple Cider Fall Drink
When it comes to selecting apple cider, go for unfiltered apple juice not from concentrate. I used a honeycrisp version that’s a great balance between sweet and tart.
Try playing around with the ingredients in this drink recipe to come up with the right balance for you. I prefer less alcohol, so I go a little heavier with the cinnamon for added punch. You may want to adjust the lemon juice or maple syrup depending on the flavour of your apple cider.
This spiked apple cider recipe makes one serving, but can easily be doubled, tripled, etc. Whip up a pitcher for your fall dinner party or special occasion. Enjoy!
If you’re looking for copper mugs (aka Moscow Mule mugs) to serve your cold version in, I’ve rounded up a few of my favourites. I suggest using a glass or ceramic mug for the hot drink. *Contains affiliate links.
Spiked Apple Cider Fall Drink Recipe
- 1 oz. spiced rum
- pinch ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ¼ tsp. pure maple syrup
- 1¼ cups apple cider
- 1 slice apple (for garnish)
- 1 cinnamon stick (for garnish)
Fill mug or glass (16 oz.) quarter way with ice. Top with rum.
Add ground cinnamon, lemon juice, maple syrup and apple cider. Stir.
Garnish with apple slice and cinnamon stick.
For a hot version, heat apple cider in microwave or stovetop before adding to mug.
This spiked apple cider recipe makes one serving, but can easily be doubled, tripled, etc.
Looking for more fall recipes?
- White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Steamer
- Rustic Apple Galette with Maple Syrup Reduction
- Pumpkin Oat Muffins
Sending you September blessings,