Fall is here. We saw the aspens change colors in Rocky Mountain National Park. We saw snow in Boulder, and slept through 16-degree temps in South Dakota. Needless to say, it’s not felt like the typical southeastern North Carolina fall we’re used to.

Apple Cinnamon Fall Cocktail Recipe

So, it’s time to switch out the margs for fall cocktails. I searched the internet and came up with a few options and headed to the “food center.” Yes, we were in a small town in South Dakota. Unable to find all the ingredients I needed, I got what I could and decided to piece together a recipe.

Apple cinnamon fall cocktail recipe

The first go around was not so good, but it was sufficient for watching football in the RV. Second go around, I made some tweaks, and it was just right.

Apple, cinnamon, a little spice. It’s the perfect sweater weather (or flannel weather) cocktail.

Apple Cinnamon Fall Cocktail


Fall Cocktail Recipe

Cocktail Mixture

2-3 Mulling Spice Tea Bags (usually n the tea section)
Apple Juice
      Apple cider can be used instead of apple juice and mulling spices.
2 Cinnamon Sticks (optional: more for garnish)
1 Organic Apple
1 inch of ginger
Whiskey (for Luke) | Vodak (for me) I think rum would be good too, if you want to experiment.

Cinnamon Sugar Rim

Equal Parts Cinnamon & Organic Cane Sugar

Cinnamon Sugar Cocktail Rim


Cider Mixture

  1. Prepare the mulling spices according to directions on package.
  2. Once cool, combine the apple juice and mulling spice according to the ratio on mulling spice package to make your apple cider.
  3. Chop half of the apple into cubes. Peel and chop ginger.
  4. Add the apple, ginger and two cinnamon sticks to the apple cider.
  5. Place in fridge for a few hours for the flavors to combine.

Fall cocktail cinnamon sugar rim

Rim glass

  1. Combine cinnamon and sugar on a plate or wide bowl.
  2. Moisten the rim of the glass with an apple slice.
  3. Dip glass in mixture.

Apple Cinnamon Fall Cocktail Recipe


  1. After rimming the glass, add a few ice cubes to the glass.
  2. Add your shot of choice.
  3. Fill glass the rest of the way with the cider mixture. Let a few apple pieces slip through.
  4. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and apple slice.
  5. Enjoy the best season of the year!


The Perfect Fall Cocktail

Happy Fall! Leave me a comment with your favorite fall cocktail, and let me know if you try the Apple Cinnamon Fall Cocktail.