Spiked caramel apple cider is swimming with crisp, cozy fall flavors with apple whiskey, caramel vodka, apple cider, and a garnish of soft caramels and cinnamon sticks.
Why this recipe works
This spiked caramel apple cider is basically boozy caramel apple cider with some splashes of vodka and whiskey that’ll warm you up on a chilly day. This cocktail is perfect to sip on for Thanksgiving or fall dinner parties with hints of caramel, vanilla, apples, and cinnamon to really get you in the spirit.
Ingredients you will need
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Ingredient Info and Substitution Suggestions
LIQUOR – We absolutely recommend an apple whiskey and caramel vodka for this recipe. As shown above, we used Jim Beam Apple Whiskey and Smirnoff Kissed Caramel vodka. Jack Daniels Apple, Crown Royal Apple Whiskey, or any apple whiskey variety you like best will work.
CIDER – Homemade or store-bought cider can both be used.
How to Make Spiked Caramel Apple Cider
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- Combine apple whiskey and caramel vodka in a rock glass or cocktail glass. We suggest using a jigger to measure.
- Add apple cider.
- Garnish with a soft caramel and cinnamon stick if desired. Enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions & Expert Tips
Absolutely. You can multiply the ingredients needed for the size of your crowd and make this cocktail in a pitcher. Be sure to give it a good mix before pouring into glasses.
Spiked caramel apple cider can be enjoyed either warm or cold- it’s up to you! To serve it cold, simply add a few ice cubes to it or optionally chill the serving glasses. Since this cocktail uses whiskey, it also tastes perfectly delicious served at room temperature.
Spiked caramel apple cider is a beautiful fall cocktail that can be served warm or cold. When it’s a chilly fall or winter day we enjoy it at room temperature, but during a party or if you simply like cocktails cold, serve it with ice. Optionally garnish with a cinnamon stick and a soft caramel on a cocktail pick. You may also dip the rim in caramel sauce or squeeze it right into the cocktail!
More Fall Cocktail Recipes
- Cranberry Mimosa
- Hot Buttered Rum
- Pumpkin Pie Martini
- Caramel Apple Mimosas
- Caramel Pumpkin Cocktail
- Cranberry Prosecco Punch
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Spiked Caramel Apple Cider
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- 3 oz apple whiskey
- 3 oz caramel vodka
- 16 oz apple cider
- cinnamon stick and soft caramels for garnish
- Combine apple whiskey and caramel vodka in your drinkware.
- Add apple cider.
- Garnish with a soft caramel and cinnamon stick (if desired). Enjoy!
Expert Tips & FAQs
- Serve warm or cold, if serving cold add some ice cubes.
- This drink does not need to be shaken- but if you’d like you can add it all into a cocktail shaker with ice and divide it up this way.
- We used Jim Beam Apple Whiskey and Smirnoff Kissed Caramel Vodka.