The fall season brings some of the best spices and warm flavors. The smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spices, and apple fills the air.
The best apples are brought to town and the apple season stirs up some of the best cocktails. Here are some of the best apple cocktails you can indulge in this fall season.
Honeycrisp apples bring out the apple flavor in the Honeycrisp Crush. Make your Honeycrisp apple juice and add it to a glass of vodka and ginger beer or ginger ale for a refreshing taste of a spiked Honeycrisp apple. You can also simplify and speed up the recipe with a single swap of the homemade Honeycrisp apple juice for any apple juice you prefer.
Apple Cider Cocktail
Get a taste of fall with an Apple Cider Cocktail. The recipe calls for cinnamon, apple cider, Honey Simple Syrup, and lime juice. Shake these ingredients up with gin for a slightly sweet and tart cocktail. If you are not a fan of gin, this recipe also works well with bourbon, whiskey, vodka, and rum. You can easily make a large batch of this cocktail for a party.
Washington Apple Cocktail
The Washington Apple was initially created to cure a bug, but it is too good to let go of. The great-tasting drink is simple to make. With only three ingredients – apple liqueur, cranberry juice, and your favorite Canadian whiskey, you can quickly and easily make one of the best tart cocktails of the fall season.
The Apple Business Cocktail
Honey and lime balance the apple and gin flavors of the zesty and sweet Apple Business. All it takes is four simple ingredients to create the apple cocktail. Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin is favored to work best with apple juice, lime juice, and honey concoction of an Apple Business.
Appletinis are a signature cocktail that has been loved since it was first created in 1996. The iconic drink is a sweet and sour variation with vodka, apple brandy, apple juice, lemon juice, and simple syrup. The result of the concoction is a vibrant green and delicious appletini.
Apple Bourbon Smash
Apple Bourbon Smash uses the best of fall spices to create an apple cocktail favorite. Nutmeg and ground cardamom warm up the flavors of the Honeycrisp apple, zesty lemon flavor, and bourbon. With only five ingredients, you can shake up a warm, sweet, and tart apple cocktail.
7UP simplifies this sparkly and crisp martini. You can make a Sour Apple Martini in less than five minutes with three simple ingredients – 7UP, Rose’s Sour Apple Cocktail Infusions, and vodka. The 7UP soda brings a sparkly, citrus flavor into your martini glass. Garnish it with a Granny Smith apple for a special touch to the sour apple flavor.
The Royal Apple Cocktail
The Royal Apple Cocktail is all about the apple flavor. This cocktail recipe is simple to make and will have your tastebuds dancing with the apple flavor. The drink only requires three ingredients – your choice of apple juice or cider, applesauce, and Crown Royal Regal Apple, an apple-flavored whiskey. It’s so good you’ll think you’re drinking sweet and refreshing apple juice.
Apple Whiskey Sour
Add apple juice for a fall twist on a classic whiskey sour. Get out your blender and blend the traditional ingredients of a whiskey sour – bourbon whiskey, simple syrup, and lemon juice with apple juice. The lemon juice puts the sour in the whiskey sour, and the apple makes it a sweet, fall cocktail.
Apple Bees Knees Cocktail
Bees Knees is another classic that can be altered for the fall season. The prohibition-era cocktail is traditionally made with gin, lemon juice, and honey syrup. Add a touch of apple juice and garnish with a slice of apple to create the perfect apple cocktail.
Apple Butter Old Fashioned Cocktail
Apple butter is one of the best parts of the apple season. Turn your Old-fashioned into a festive cocktail with apple butter, apple cider, and bitters added to your glass of bourbon with club soda. Everyone will love the twist of fall in this classic drink.
Maple Bourbon Apple Sipper
Apples bring the sweet flavor to a glass of warm bourbon in the Maple Bourbon Apple Sipper. This cocktail requires a bit of work, but it is worth it in the end. You’ll need to cut up some apple slices and blend them with apple cider, lemon juice, and maple syrup until it is smooth. Strain the mixture, add your bourbon and stir up the flavors of the apple cocktail.
Harvest Apple Mule
Moscow Mule with apple cider is the greatest combination for an apple cocktail. Just like the Moscow Mule, the Harvest Apple Mule is simple to make. All you need is vodka, apple cider, your preferred ginger beer, and lemon juice for a touch of citrus.
Oct 17 Cocktail Friday: Bourbon Apple Cider
Spike your apple cider with some bourbon this fall. The apple, ginger, and lemon are warming flavors of fall. A splash of bourbon transforms the simple apple cider into one of the best apple cocktails.
Smoky Harvest Apple Cider Margarita
It’s smoky, sweet, and spicy. The Smoky Harvest Apple Cider Margarita smokes the drink up with tequila, spices it up with a touch of lime and apple cider, and sweetens the tart apple cider with maple syrup. Keep it festive and rim the glass with salted cinnamon sugar.
Apple cocktails warm us up with the very best of fall flavors. The drinks are perfect concoctions of sweetness filled with spices and tartness. Serve these up at your holiday party as a festive drink your guests are bound to love.
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Top 15 Apple Cocktail Recipes
- Honeycrisp Crush
- Apple Cider Cocktail
- Washington Apple
- Apple Business
- Green Appletini
- Apple Bourbon Smash
- Sour Apple Martini
- The Royal Apple Cocktail
- Apple Whiskey Sour
- Apple Bees Knees
- Apple Butter Old Fashioned Cocktail
- Maple Bourbon Apple Sipper
- Harvest Apple Mule
- Bourbon Apple Cider
- Smoky Harvest Apple Cider Margarita
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