15 Apple Cocktails to Sip All Fall
It's finally sweater weather again, and with it comes an excuse to drink spiked ciders and festive holiday cocktails. Although summer claims to be king when it comes to fruity drinks, these apple cocktails will have you celebrating cocktail season well into the winter months. While these drinks are perfect for entertaining, they can be enjoyed anytime you feel like getting a taste of fall. From spiked ciders to appletinis, these 15 cocktails have you covered.
This martini combines the flavors of fall with pear vodka, peach schnapps, apple cider, and ginger ale. Reviewer zimberq says, "We made it at our company fall festival and everyone loved it! Definitely adds to it to have the cinnamon sugar rimmed glass!"
Awesome Apple Martinis
This apple martini is as simple as they come. All you need is a little apple juice, apple schnapps and vodka to make this drink. Reviewer LitleLisa1 says, "I made a big bowl of this for a party. It was both strong and sweet, even after adding a little extra juice. A great combination. Everyone asked for the recipe."
Bobbing for Apples
Reviewer Linda (LMT) says, "Really good. Southern Comfort is a somewhat fruity tasting spiced liqueur and the combination of it with the richness and depth of the apple cider complement each other perfectly. The amount called for is perfect for one drink on the rocks. Be careful, these go down easy. My new autumn favorite!"
Red Apple Martini
Recipe creator HAWKLANE says, "My favorite local bar shared this recipe with me. Tastes just like a Washington red apple!" Equal parts sour apple schnapps, whiskey, and cranberry juice are shaken and garnished with a red apple for a drink that's dangerously good.
Hot Spiked Cider
Traditional spiced cider spiked with rum? Another, please. Reviewer Laura Manos Emms says, "Served this at our annual holiday party and once people had a sip, they just kept sipping. Only made one batch and it was gone!"
Tart Apple-Ginger Shrub
"This syrupy, apple-infused drinking vinegar is an old-fashioned recipe that's used as a unique flavor enhancer for cocktails or sodas. Store in the refrigerator," says recipe creator themoodyfoodie. Finish it off with bourbon and soda.
Caramel Apple Martini
Everyone's favorite fall flavors, made better with booze (vodka, sour apple schnapps, and butterscotch schnapps to be specific). Reviewer Luv2Cook says, "This martini is delicious! Added some caramel syrup to the rim of the glass—a bit sticky but tasty! Or you can even swirl some caramel syrup in the bottom of the glass before pouring the martini in."
Grandma's Apple Pie 'Ala Mode' Moonshine
Apple pie moonshine is the quintessential fall drink. Make this drink ahead of time and let it sit. The longer it sits, the better it gets. Reviewer Love2CookMommy says, "This is so flavorful. Please drink slowly and responsibly. It tastes exactly like apple pie."
Danny's Warm and Fuzzy Apple Cider
The rum and butterscotch schnapps in this spiked cider will give you all the warm and fuzzies! Reviewer shellyk says, "I served this at a neighborhood open house after trick-or-treating and everyone loved it! I even forgot to add the brown sugar but everyone said it was great without. I used cider fresh from a local apple farm — I'm sure that made a difference."
Candy Apple Martini
Three different kinds of booze and cranberry juice make for a bright red concoction that you can't resist. Reviewer amyeliz says, "This has become the signature drink in my home...every time people come over this is what they ask for. It's easy to keep ingredients on hand—works every time!"
Hot Cinnamon Apple Brandy Cider
Recipe creator Culinary Envy says, "This sweet, delightful hot cinnamon apple brandy cider is spiced with freshly squeezed apple cider, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon!"
This vanilla vodka, sour apple schnapps, and butterscotch schnapps cocktail doubles as dessert. Reviewer tcasa says, "Very tasty! Not too strong yet not too sweet either."
Candy Red Apple Martini
With butterscotch schnapps, sour apple schnapps, and cranberry juice, this smooth, sweet martini goes down almost too easily. "This is a great martini for those who don't care for a strong vodka taste," Tina C. says. "You can't taste the vodka at all. It tastes like a candy apple — a very, very grown-up candy apple!"
Autumn Apple Pie Cocktail
"All the flavors of fall in a glass! Fireball whiskey, vanilla vodka, and sparkling apple cider make this a very refreshing drink. You can add sliced apples as a garnish or pomegranate seeds for a festive look! Perfect for Thanksgiving." — voraciousgirl
This two-ingredient cocktail takes minimal effort to mix, but it maintains a rating of almost five stars nevertheless. When temperatures drop, warm it up and serve with a cinnamon stick, reviewers suggest.