If apple juice makes you think of those little paper boxes you drank from as a kid, it’s time to re-think this puckery, sweet juice.
Apple juice cocktails can be enjoyed all year. However, they work incredibly well in late summer and early
fall, when many apples are in season, and when we crave slow sweet sips and warm spices.
Here are some of my favorite apple juice cocktail recipes perfect for still-warm afternoons, chilly nights, or festive gatherings.
The Apple Business is a fresh and light cocktail featuring Nolet’s gin. Rather than a juniper-forward flavor, this gin is floral, fruity, and lovely.
All you need to create this cocktail is Nolet’s silver dry gin, apple juice, lime juice, and honey. This is my favorite cocktail on a breezy porch to watch the leaves turn and tumble.
Pull out your copper mug for the refreshing Apple Blossom Moscow Mule. This is a sweet and crisp cocktail that practically brings the orchard indoors.
apple vodka, lemon juice, sweetened apple juice, ginger beer, and mint for garnish. Sweeting the juice adds to the prep time. Otherwise, this is a quick and simple cocktail!
This Honeycrisp Apple Cocktail combines apple vodka, apple juice, and freshly sliced apples to create the ultimate drinkable Honeycrisp experience.
Sweet and crisp, this
cocktail works well for a barbeque, picnic, or outdoor meal. Try it alongside a fresh salad or chicken salad sandwich.
This Apple Juice Mojito recipe blew my mind and my taste buds. It uses Tree Top Honeycrisp Fresh Pressed juice, vodka, elderflower liquor, lime juice, and mint leaves.
The fresh pressed juice adds an unexpected apple depth, giving this cocktail a tart and sweet complexity that is never overshadowed by the vodka.
Apple goes so well with dark, warm, and spicy flavors. The taste of maple is like a hug, so of course, I love this Apple Juice Maple cocktail as a dessert or to go along with bread pudding.
You only need apple juice, vodka, lime juice, cinnamon,
maple syrup, and a shaker. One sip, and you’re ready for fall.
The Rum and Apple juice are one of those apple juice cocktails perfect for sweater weather.
This recipe features
spiced rum, apple juice, or cider for a fuller-bodied drink and a cinnamon stick.
Simple, refreshing, and warming, this is the cocktail I like to have with me and my loved ones around a blazing fire.
For a sweet cocktail with a juicy pop, try this Cranberry Apple Cocktail.
This drink looks like a vodka sunrise because the apple juice, orange juice, and cranberry vodka are poured in layers.
This is a simple drink that will impress any time of the year, and I’ve found that it is an excellent addition to a family and friends brunch.
Are you looking for the best
drink for your next Halloween party? The bright green Caramel Apple Martini is always a hit.
It is tart, sweet, and sour and made with sour apple schnapps, caramel vodka, apple juice, and lemon juice. The best thing about it is that it tastes exactly like a caramel apple!
This Sparkling Apple Pie Cocktail is full of warmth and comfort, making it perfect for holidays and cold weather festivities.
If you want to mix it up, you can use
apple cider for a richer flavor. The recipe also features cinnamon schnapps, honey, and champagne or sparkling wine for a sweet, cozy, festive cocktail.
This Apple Pie on the Rocks cocktail features
vanilla vodka, which gives it serious apple pie a la mode vibes, making it seem sweet and creamy.
With this one, you’ll also use Fireball Whiskey, apple juice, ground cinnamon, brown sugar, and a cinnamon stick. It is sweet with a spicy punch and is
perfect for Thanksgiving.
Don’t let the simple name Apple Juice and Vodka Cocktail fool you. This recipe includes fresh ginger, cardamom, vodka, apple juice, lime juice, and
It carries a bright strike of spice and is anything but basic.
This shaken cocktail is quick and easy to prepare, especially if you have simple syrup on hand.
The Apple Sour Bourbon Cocktail is a cover of the classic whiskey sour.
With bourbon, triple sec, apple juice, lemon juice, and
orange bitters, it is a balanced, not-too-sweet, not-too-tart delight of a drink.
I love enjoying it alone or with a hearty fall meal like beef stew or pot pie.
The Sparkling Apple Gin Cocktail is my go-to for special occasions or occasions I want to make special.
Use apple juice, cider, or sparkling apple juice along with gin, honey or simple syrup, lemon juice, and Prosecco.
works well for the holidays but is honestly delicious any time of the year. Fresh and bubbly, I find it pairs well with nearly any salad.
If apples are the apples of your eye, or you’re just looking for a new fruit flavor to add to your cocktail repertoire, apple juice cocktails are a great experience to open up for yourself.
Apples are sweet, warming, comforting, and nostalgic. They are so much more than appletinis!
I hope you’ll try some of these, and please leave a comment and let me know all about your favorite apple juice cocktail recipe.
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