Apple Cider Margaritas

Easy homemade apple cider margaritas, with a whiskey twist! A perfect cocktail for Fall!

Easy homemade apple cider margarita recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I’m always amused when things from my childhood make an appearance again. I’m not complaining, it’s all harmless and cute kid stuff… My Little Pony’s, bright clothes, Strawberry Shortcake and now… Trolls! I don’t remember being a huge Troll fan growing up, but I definitely had a few dolls and at least one ornament. The crazy hair was the big draw, and I imagine still is! The moment I saw a preview for the new Trolls movie, I knew I’d want to take the kids. As luck had it, we were invited to a party at the movies where we got to see it! If you have elementary school aged kids, it’s definitely worth a watch… even if you decide to wait until it’s on DVD! It’s super cute and packed full of fun songs…and plenty of classics the adults are sure to recognize!

I also had the chance to watch The Age of Adaline again this weekend. There are certain movies that no matter how many times I’ve seen them, they’re guaranteed to make me cry. I didn’t remember crying the first time watching it, but it sure happened again this weekend. It’s like The Notebook… I can count on always crying during that one. So, I only plan to watch it if I’m prepared to be a mess.

Easy homemade apple cider margarita recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Book update! I recently read Exhume. Apparently I’ve started to enjoy suspense and mystery books lately. It was one of those free Kindle books a month or two ago, so I figured I’d give it a shot. It was really good. I’m already looking forward to the second one. If you happen to love mystery/suspense/thriller type books, you should definitely give it a try.

I’ve turned my school pick-up time into reading time, most days. This way, I’m at least getting in 20 minutes a day reading, which is better than nothing! Sometimes I wish I had more time to keep going. You know, when you get to a really good part and are sad you have to put it down. Have you ready anything really good lately?

Easy homemade apple cider margarita recipe from @bakedbyrachel

It’s perfect timing that I’m sharing a cocktail because tomorrow, you’ll likely either want to celebrate or drown your misery in a stiff drink… right?! Either way, this is the drink to do that with.

I classic drink with a fun seasonal twist.

I love apple cider and fully believe that apple cider is served best with the warmer/darker liquor, like whiskey or bourbon. It’s classic and the flavors go so well together. But, tequila is traditional for margaritas. What’s a girl to do?! Combine them of course!

A sweet seasonal cocktail, perfect for all of your Fall events or for any night of the week! Easy homemade apple cider margaritas, rimmed with sweet cinnamon-sugar! Fresh apple slices are the perfect finishing touch! This is a must make Fall cocktail for all apple cider fans!

Easy homemade apple cider margarita recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Apple Cider Margaritas

Easy homemade apple cider margaritas, with a whiskey twist! A perfect cocktail for Fall!
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Keyword: Cocktail
Servings: 1


  • 5 oz apple cider
  • 1/2 oz whiskey
  • 1/2 oz tequila
  • 1/4 oz lemon juice
  • 2 Tb granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Apple slices
  • Whole star anise
  • Cinnamon sticks


  • Combine cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Transfer to a small rimmed plate. 
  • Gently rub an apple against the top rim of the glass, then dip in prepared cinnamon-sugar mixture. 
  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine apple cider, whiskey, tequila and lemon juice. Shake and pour into prepared glass.
  • Serve with optional apple slices, cinnamon sticks or whole star anise. 


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

Easy homemade apple cider margarita recipe from @bakedbyrachel

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14 Responses to “Apple Cider Margaritas”

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    Marye — November 7, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Such a festive and delicious beverage! I can’t wait to try it!

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      Rachel — November 8, 2016 at 7:07 am

      Thanks, Marye!

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — November 7, 2016 at 11:49 am

    These margaritas look fantastic and I just happen to have everything to make them! Is 10:00 am too soon for one? ;-)

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      Rachel — November 8, 2016 at 7:08 am

      It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?! :)

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    Allie R. Taylor — November 7, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    What a beautiful drink Rachel! I love the floating star anise. Lovely. I just read “All the Light We Cannot See” and it was excellent. I’m just starting “The NIghtingale” now!

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      Rachel — November 8, 2016 at 7:08 am

      Thanks so much Allie!

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — November 7, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    I loved the Age of Adeline! So sweet and sad. Loving these apple cider margaritas even more though – these are totally the most perfect fall cocktail!

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      Rachel — November 8, 2016 at 7:08 am

      Thanks, Rachel!

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    Keith @ How's it Lookin? — November 7, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    Looks great. I needed a new drink recipe, thanks for sharing

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      Rachel — November 8, 2016 at 7:08 am

      Thanks, Keith!

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    Quin @Butter Be Ready — November 7, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Such a gorgeous drink, Rachel. I’ve been wanting to see The Age of Adeline as well. And I am definitely gonna have to make this apple cider margarita asap! Gorgeous photos ?

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      Rachel — November 8, 2016 at 7:08 am

      You should definitely give it a watch! And thank you! :)

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    Sonja — November 10, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Hello everyone! Has anyone tried to make this as a warm or hot drink? I thought Apple Cider might be good warm but wanted your opinion? I was looking for something to serve at a party & thought I could put this in a crock pot on the warm setting to serve like a punch?

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      Rachel — November 10, 2016 at 6:38 pm

      It would be worth doing a test run in a saucepan before doing a larger batch. Enjoy!

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