Our Apple Cider Margarita is the perfect, easy-to-shake-up cocktail for your next fall happy hour or holiday party. Serve it on special occasions (this drink was practically made for Thanksgiving) or cozy fall nights in. This autumnal twist on a summer favorite is easy to make as it is to drink (seriously, it's stronger than it tastes—don't say we didn't warn you). Instead of salt, we've rimmed this marg with cinnamon sugar. This simple recipe serves two and comes together in just five minutes. But, if you're planning to serve a crowd, you can easily adapt the recipe to accomodate more people. Just mix it up in a punch bowl instead of cocktail shaker! Still thirsty? Check out 10+ Apple Cider Recipes For Fall next. 

Recipe by Well Done


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Recipe Summary

5 mins
5 mins
Serves 2 (serving size: 1 margarita)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes; add apple cider and next 3 ingredients (through orange juice) and shake 10 seconds. Place cinnamon sugar in a shallow dish. Run lime wedges around the edge of 2 rocks glasses and rim each glass with the sugar. Fill the glasses with ice cubes and strain apple cider mixture evenly between the 2 glasses. Garnish each cocktail with a cinnamon stick and apple slice, if desired.