Spiced Apple Cider Margarita

This cocktail combines the warmth of apple cider with the zing of tequila and a blend of fall spices. It’s a perfect drink to welcome the autumn season. Here’s the recipe:


  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz orange liqueur (e.g., Triple Sec or Cointreau)
  • 4 oz fresh apple cider
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup (adjust to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • Ice
  • Cinnamon sugar (for rimming)
  • Apple slices and cinnamon sticks (for garnish)


  1. Rim a margarita glass with cinnamon sugar. To do this, wet the rim of the glass with a lime wedge and dip it into a shallow dish with cinnamon sugar.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Add the tequila, orange liqueur, fresh apple cider, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg to the shaker.
  4. Shake the mixture vigorously for about 15-20 seconds to chill and combine the ingredients.
  5. Strain the cocktail into the prepared margarita glass filled with ice.
  6. Garnish your Spiced Apple Cider Margarita with a thin apple slice and a cinnamon stick.
  7. Serve and enjoy your delightful fall-inspired cocktail!

Feel free to include a brief description of the cocktail in your magazine article, emphasizing the warmth of the apple cider and the autumnal spices that make this drink a perfect choice for the fall season. You can also provide some tips on how to adjust the sweetness by varying the amount of simple syrup to suit individual preferences. Enjoy your fall-themed bar feature!

spiced apple cide margarita

Rachel Wong – The Bar Cart Mixologist