Apple Cider Cocktail and Mocktail Recipes

Cider gets kicked up a notch, with and without alcohol

Apple is autumn’s star fruit, it's in savory dishes, sweet treats, and drinks — especially apple cider. 

The holidays are the time for festive cocktail parties and fun gatherings; it’s the time when it’s essential to have a few cocktail recipes in one’s arsenal. Those who choose not to imbibe need not worry, for we have not forgotten about you — mocktails are trending right now, and we’re taking full advantage of that with some fabulous alcohol-free recipes, too. Smartly composed drinks with complex flavors are everywhere and we couldn’t be happier to showcase them, especially when we’re challenged with a delicious theme: apple cider.[realted]

Apple Cider Cocktail and Mocktail Recipes (Slideshow)

Apple is autumn’s star fruit. It’s everywhere: savory dishes, sweet treats, and drinks — especially apple cider. In celebration of the season, we’ve rounded up great apple cider recipes you can keep on hand for the bustling holiday season. Peruse them and bookmark the ones that strike your fancy. Be sure to keep them — and gallons of fresh apple cider — on hand during this busy season.

Cranberry Apple Cinnamon Martini


We can’t resist a good flavored martini, especially when it’s made with cider. This one has a nice seasonal kick to get you going.

Apple Cinnamon Spiced Margarita


Ah, the margarita: a classic that has been updated so many times in so many ways. This rendition, made with apples and cinnamon, is perfect for cocktail parties.