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The Best Homemade Apple Cider Cocktail Ever!

You are going to LOVE this fall cocktail!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 cups cider
Calories: 278kcal
Author: Eden


Homemade Apple Cider

  • 10-12 apples cut into fours without core
  • 1/2 cup sugar or if you want it less sweet add just 1/4 cup
  • 6 cinnamon sticks or 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 8 cups water or enough to fill the pot a few inches above the apples

For the Cocktail

  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1/2 cup apple cider


Homemade Apple Cider

  • Place apples in a large stockpot with water. Stir in the sugar, spices and add in the cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil for 1 hour. Then cover and simmer for another hour.
  • Place a strainer over a large bowl and pour the mixture in the strainer. Discard the apples. Strain the cider again through a cheese cloth by placing it over a bowl. This will ensure all the chunks are removed.
  • Pour into a glass pitcher and refrigerate.

Apple Cider Cocktail

  • Fill an 8 oz glass to the top with ice.
  • Pour 1 shot (or more if you want to get crazy ; )) of any Core Vodka made from apples or your fave vodka over the ice and fill the rest with cider. Try to avoid fake "apple-flavored vodka"
  • Stir to mix ingredients and garnish with a cinnamon stick and an apple slice.
  • Enjoy the most delicious fall cocktail ever! Yum yummy yumminess!!


Timings and nutritional values are based on one cup of cider.


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 407mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 16.7mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 0.8mg