A little caramel, a little tart, and a lot of apple. This easy Caramel Apple Cocktail hits all the right fall notes.
Makes 1 cocktail.
3 oz apple cider
1.5 oz caramel vodka
1 oz apple brandy (I like the one from Long Road Distillers)
0.25 oz pure maple syrup
0.25 oz fresh lemon juice
½ tsp cinnamon
1 tsp sugar
Prepare your glass
Combine cinnamon and sugar in a shallow dish.
Wet the rim of your glass using a little lemon juice.
Gently roll the wet portion of the glass into the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Make your cocktail
Combine remaining ingredients in a shaker filled with ice.
Shake and strain into your prepared glass filled with ice.
Tips on Caramel Apple Cocktail
- Swap apple juice for the apple cider if it's not cider season or you don't have any on hand.
- You can use regular brandy in place of the apple brandy if that's what you have on hand, but that will reduce the apple flavor a bit.
- Slices of apple make a great garnish for this cocktail.
- If you don't have 100% pure maple syrup on hand, use brown sugar syrup. Do not use pancake syrup.
Enjoy your caramel apple cocktail with salty, homemade potato chips.