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  3. Spiked Apple Cider Recipe

Apple cider is what I would deem the quintessential flavor of autumn. And I know I’m not alone in this sentiment!

For this cocktail, I use 100% apple cider. There’s no sugar added, no other flavorings, and no filtering. It’s simply pressed apples that have the best sweet and tart flavor.

The main alcohol in this recipe is whiskey, which is made from fermented grain. The grain can be rye, wheat, or corn, all of which result in a distinct flavor. Whiskey is often a drink on its own, usually sipped slowly, but it’s the perfect complement to apple cider.

In this drink, whiskey is mixed with a small amount of orange liqueur to provide a sweet citrus flavor. Apple cider is mixed in with ice to ensure it is well chilled. To finish, a splash of ginger beer is poured on top.

This is the perfect drink that feels both seasonal and refreshing!

Large glass filled with brown colored apple cider cocktail sitting on marble surface with glass containers filled with more alcohol in background.
These glasses are called Working Glasses and are available from Williams-Sonoma (affiliate link).
Top of glass filled with spiked apple cider sitting on marble surface with cinnamon sprinkled on top and homemade apple chip slices.
If you want to garnish your spiked apple cider, make sure to get my homemade apple chips recipe.

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Chunky glass filled with brown colored apple cider sitting on marble surface with bowl full of spiced nuts in background as well as second glass full of same liquid.

Spiked Apple Cider

5 from 3 votes
Why not make your apple cider a bit more exciting this fall season? This spiked apple cider combines the great apple flavor with whiskey and orange liqueur. Topped with ice and ginger beer, it's a flavorful cocktail with just the right amount of zing!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 serving


  • 2 oz whiskey
  • ½ oz orange liqueur
  • ½ cup apple cider
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • ¼ cup ginger beer
  • dash of cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 homemade apple chip (optional)


  • To a glass, combine the whiskey, orange liqueur, and apple cider.
    2 oz whiskey, ½ oz orange liqueur, ½ cup apple cider
  • Add in as many ice cubes as desired.
    1 cup ice cubes
  • Top with ginger beer, cinnamon, and homemade apple chip.
    ¼ cup ginger beer, dash of cinnamon (optional), 1 homemade apple chip (optional)


Serving: 1servingCalories: 290kcal
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Method Mixing

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