An Easy Apple Cider Cocktail Recipe

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It’s all about easy cocktails around Thanksgiving and this easy apple cider cocktail recipe is made with bourbon, sweetened with honey, and only has four ingredients total. It’s very easy to make and truly the best apple cocktail!

apple cider cocktail with cinnamon and apple slice

We’ve teamed up with some creatives in our online community to bring you a Friendsgiving Progressive Dinner Party!! How fun is this?! Each one of us made a portion of the Thanksgiving feast we’ll all be cooking in just a few weeks.

A few fun ideas and delicious side dishes to go with your turkey! We’re linking all of the incredible Thanksgiving dishes from our friends below.

Also, have any of you hosted a progressive dinner party in real life? It’s always been something I’ve wanted to do with our neighbors as it brings a sense of warmth to a community. Would love to hear thoughts and tips on hosting one!

apple cider bourbon cocktail with ice cube and cinnamon

Our portion of the dinner party was to come up with a welcoming cocktail. Greeting your guests with a cocktail, beer or a glass of wine is one of my top entertaining rules.

It helps your guests relax and spark conversation right away. I’m super excited about today’s cocktail recipe as it’s our take on a delicious apple crisp cocktail.

Also, check out these 30 apple cider cocktails!

Apple Cider Cocktail with Bourbon

It uses only four ingredients apple cider, apple bourbon, honey simple syrup, and lemon juice and those are the only four ingredients it needs.

Well, I did add a very small amount of freshly shaved nutmeg to the top, but I had too! I needed more of those festive flavors coming from the drink. This cocktail is Thanksgiving in a glass!

apple cider cocktail

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Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin – Michael from Inspired by Charm made the most amazing cheese cauliflower gratin.

Strawberry Pie with Fringe Pie Crust Design – Lexy from Proper blog took a different take on Thanksgiving pie and used strawberries! She’s also sharing how to make a chambering fringe pie crust.

Mini Bouquet Thanksgiving Place Cards – Not a recipe, but definitely a Thanksgiving staple, Chelsea from Lovely Indeed is sharing the cutest Thanksgiving place cards. Swoon!

apple cocktail recipe with apples, bourbon and cinnamon

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Apple Crisp Thanksgiving Cocktail

An Easy Apple Crisp Cocktail Recipe

Apple cider cocktail recipe is made with bourbon, sweetened with honey and only has four ingredients total. It's very easy to make and truly the best apple cocktail!
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 Cocktails
Calories: 98kcal
Author: Eden


  • 3 ounces apple cider
  • 1 1/2 ounce apple-flavored whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce honey simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 medium cinnamon stick


  • Add the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 20 seconds.
  • Strain into a glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish with an apple slice and a little nutmeg.


Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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