This refreshing spiced apple vodka cocktail is full of cozy fall spices and lots of apple flavor. It's the perfect sip on an autumn day.
Fall flavors seem to come down to apple or pumpkin, and I'm team apple. If there was an apple spice latte, I'd be into that too. 😉 But for now, apple spice cocktails will be a delicious substitute.
Apple vodka is delicious and a fun variation to have in your home bar supply (especially in the fall), but what can you do with apple vodka? You can mix it up with ginger beer for an amazing apple mule, or you can shake it up with an amazing apple liqueur - like Apple Du Nords Liqueur - for a spiced apple cocktail worthy of a fancy sugar rim.
Another easy garnish for this drink? Create apple slices by cutting through the apple on its equator. It's the opposite of how you're used to cutting an apple, but cutting through the core via the middle of the apple will get you slices with flower shapes in the center. Float the apple slice on your drink for an elegant looking sip.
What You Need
How to Make a Spiced Apple Cocktail
Combine everything - except the ginger ale - in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Top with ginger ale.
Tips on Spiced Apple Cocktails
Swap ginger beer for the ginger ale if that's what you have on hand.
There are only 5 ingredients in this cocktail, so fresh juice is very important here.
I like Skyy Honeycrisp Apple Vodka or Absolut Juice Apple in this cocktail. If you can't find apple vodka, follow these instructions - swapping an apple for the strawberries - and infuse your own!
Make this cocktail feel extra special with a sugared or cinnamon sugar rim! In a shallow dish, mix ½ teaspoon sugar with ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon. Run a slice of lemon around the outer rim of your glass, then run the rim in the cinnamon/sugar mixture.
Try to find Apple Du Nord Liqueur because it's SO GOOD. But if you can't find any, swap it out for a good quality apple brandy. (Do not use Apple Pucker or other sour apple liqueurs.)
Happy Hour Snack Pairing
Enjoy your spiced apple cocktail with a bowl of homemade potato chips!