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23 Best Cocktails with Apple Juice for Fall

If you haven’t tried any cocktails with apple juice, you’re really missing out!

They’re sweet, fruity, and ideal for your next fall party or potluck.

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Cocktails with Apple Juice & Drink Recipes

As much as I love apple cider, it’s a very seasonal drink.

So, when I get that crisp apple craving in the middle of summer, I turn to these apple cocktail recipes instead.

Unlike cider, apple juice is sweeter and has a mellow tartness that pairs perfectly with bold spirits.

So whether you like whisky, gin, or vodka, these apple cocktails with apple juice are sure to hit the spot. Get your cocktail shaker ready and let’s dive right in!

1. Apple Juice Cocktails

Savor the crisp, sweet taste of fall with some of this apple juice cocktail.

Made with vodka, apple juice, maple, cinnamon, & lemon juice blended in a shaker, each sip of this apple cocktail brings warm, comforting flavors.

It’s exactly what you need for relaxing at home and catching up with family or friends.

Ingredients: apple cider or juice, vodka, lemon juice, maple syrup, cinnamon, ice, apple slices

2. Rum and Apple Juice

Looking for an apple cocktail that’ll make your day feel cozy and warm? Then, mix up some rum and apple juice cocktails!

From the sweet, fruity apple to the warm, rich flavors of rum, this drink boasts the best of both worlds.

And the hint of spice from the cinnamon stick makes this drink extra special.

Ingredients: spiced rum, apple slices & juice, cinnamon

3. Apple Juice Mojito

When you’re feeling a bit down, you need a drink that’s both refreshing and fun. And there’s no better option than this apple juice mojito!

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A combination of apple juice, vodka, elderflower liqueur, & bitters, everyone will love how well the flavors blend together.

And while it’s technically not a mojito, it sure is bright and invigorating.

Pro-tip: while mojito cocktail recipes don’t traditionally call for a cocktail shaker, use one. It marries the ingredients’ flavors much better.

Ingredients: apple juice, vodka, elderflower liqueur, lime juice, mint, flavored bitters

4. Vodka and Apple Juice

Take your afternoon juice box up a notch with vodka.

You’ll want to keep this apple cocktail away from the kids because all they’ll see is sweet apple juice.

But after one sip, the hit of booze is unmistakable.

Feel free to play around with this duo to make something new. Using cinnamon vodka, for example, would be a great option.

Or if you can find Absolut Juice Rhubarb, it’s a total game changer!

Ingredients: apple juice, vodka, fresh herbs

5. Spiced Apple Margaritas

Looking for cocktail recipes that’ll make your fall party even more festive?

This spiced apple margarita will take you to an autumn wonderland in no time.

The sweet apples mingle perfectly with warm cinnamon spice, and it’s all complemented by the zesty kick of lime juice.

Shake that with tequila for a bold, boozy kick, and you’re all set. Serve this apple cocktail with tajin-dipped apple slices, and enjoy.

Ingredients: reposado tequila, apple cider or juice, lime juice, honey simple syrup, cinnamon

6. Appletini

The Appletini is a drink that feels like a party in a glass.

Between the tart apple flavor and the spicy smoothness of vodka, it goes down very smoothly.

Add a dash of lemon juice to brighten up the combination, and serve it in a chilled glass.

It’s the perfect apple cocktail for any occasion. Whether it’s a night out with friends or an evening with the family – the appletini makes for a fine option.

Ingredients: vodka, apple liqueur & juice, lemon juice

7. Honeycrisp Apple Sangria

Forget berry-filled pitchers and try this Honeycrisp apple sangria this summer.

The fruit is sweet, the red wine is bold, and the fruity brandy is literally the cherry on top.

It has a touch of warmth from the cinnamon balanced just right by the bright, citrusy orange. What a wonderful combination!

Serve a pitcher of this delightful sangria any day of the year, and it’s bound to be a hit.

Ingredients: a bottle of red wine, brandy, apple cider, cinnamon, orange juice & slices, club soda, apple slices

8. Pear Martini

Pear martini? Gimme some, please!

This drink is impossibly delicious and refreshing, and it looks just as good as it tastes!

Made with a combination of pear vodka, lemon, apple juice, and cranberry juice, it’s a sweet delight.

Garnish each glass with fresh pear slices and get ready to take pictures. This apple cocktail is picture-perfect and sure to liven up your Insta feed.

Ingredients: pear vodka, cranberry juice, apple juice, lemon, pear slices, a teaspoon of sugar

9. Juicy Apple Bourbon Fall Cocktail

Apples and bourbon are a match made in fall heaven.

One is sweet and crisp while the other is smooth and caramelly. Put them together, and you’ve got one helluva combination.

There’s some extra sweetness, thanks to the maple syrup, and it’s brightened with lemon juice.

Ingredients: bourbon, simple syrup, maple syrup, apple juice, apple slices

10. Apple Cider Mimosa

This sparkling apple cider mimosa is a refreshing and fruity twist on the classic brunch cocktail. 

Instead of regular apple juice, this one calls for orange, pineapple, and apple juice, giving it a lovely tropical finish.

Add some rich rosé cider and fresh mint, and you’ll get a super vibrant apple cocktail.

Perfect for family gatherings & special occasions, this drink will have everyone raising their glasses!

Ingredients: apple orange pineapple juice, rose hard cider, apple slices, mint

11. Apple Blossom Moscow Mule

I have a deep love for Moscow Mules and all its various twists and takes.

So when I saw this recipe, I knew I had to try it asap. And yes, it’s just as sweet and refreshing as it sounds.

You’ll use a combination of apple vodka and apple juice for maximum fruity flavor.

And rather than ginger ale (which many recipes call for), you’ll use ginger beer for a robust and spicy finish.

Ingredients: apple vodka, lemon juice, apple juice, ginger beer, apple & lemon slices, mint

12. Apple Business

Contrary to the name, this Apple Business cocktail is all about the fun!

It specifically calls for a bottle of Nolet’s silver dry gin, which is fruity and floral with hints of peach and raspberry.

It’s the gin option for you if you don’t like juniper-heavy drinks.

Add some apple juice, lime juice, and honey, shake it over ice, and sip away. Everyone will love it!

Ingredients: silver dry gin, apple juice, lime juice, honey or syrup, apple slices

13. Easy Mulled Wine

There’s nothing better than the feeling of warmth and comfort on a chilly day. And if there’s anything that brings that feeling of coziness, it’s mulled wine.

Complete with apple juice, red wine, sugar, and spices, it’s the perfect marriage of spice and sweetness.

A mug of this warm concoction is the ideal partner for snuggling up by the fireplace. So grab and book and settle in.

Ingredients: silver dry gin, sugar, apple juice, lime juice, honey or syrup, apple slices

14. Apple Gin Fizz

Are you looking for fun cocktail recipes to liven up a dull party? Why not mix up this bright-tasting apple and gin fizz?

This apple cocktail is a fun blend of gin, apple juice, & lemon juice topped with club soda for a fizzy kick that’ll tickle your nose.

Enjoy this delicious cocktail at your next gathering, and watch your family & friends be delighted!

Ingredients: gin, apple juice, lemon juice, apple simple syrup, egg white, club soda

15. Spiced Apple Rum Punch

When you think about apple cocktails, what comes to mind? For me, it’s always this spiced apple and rum punch!

It’s a simple mix of apple juice, ginger beer, and light rum.

But together with a few spices, they create a unique flavor and aroma that’ll fill you with heartwarming goodness.

It’s the perfect drink to share with your friends & family while sitting around the campfire.

Ingredients: apple juice, ginger beer, light rum

16. Brandy Apple Snap Fall Cocktail

Take a trip to the orchard with a sip of this delicious brandy apple snap cocktail!

The warm brandy combines perfectly with the sweet, tart apple juice and a bottle of ginger beer.

It’s finished with a dash of lime juice for a citrusy hint to balance all the flavors.

Serve it with fresh apple slices and maraschino cherries. Yum!

Ingredients: brandy, lime juice, apple juice, ginger beer, apple slice

17. Thyme Apple Gin and Tonic

Most gins are herby and botanical. That means they pair well with savory notes like rosemary and thyme.

Of course, too much herbaceousness can be overwhelming, which is why this drink incorporates apple juice for a fun and fruity finish.

Add just enough tonic to tickle your nose, then serve with fresh lemon slices. Delish!

Ingredients: apple juice, gin, thyme, tonic water

18. 5-Ingredient Maple Apple Whiskey Sour

Looking for simple yet impressive cocktail recipes to serve at your next party? This 5-ingredient cocktail is the perfect mood booster served in a glass!

The sweet, tart apples blend with the decadent maple syrup and rich whiskey just right. And the lime juice helps lighten the drink even more.

Serve it on the rocks and garnish with thyme sprigs for a sweet and sour drink everyone will love.

Ingredients: whiskey, apple juice, lime juice, maple syrup, thyme, ice

19. Spiced Gin Apple Pie Cocktail

There’s nothing better than a piece of warm apple pie on a cool fall day.

But what if there was a way to enjoy the sweet warmth of apple pie in a glass without turning on the oven?

With this cocktail mix, you totally can!

It’s loaded with sweet apple juice, cinnamon sugar, and gin, so it’s plenty boozy but also super cozy.

It’s poured over ice with a bottle of ginger beer and is best served in a mug.

And hey, if you happen to have a piece of pie, too, that’s just the icing on the cake!

Ingredients: gin, apple juice, ginger beer, lemon juice, cinnamon

20. Cranberry Apple Cocktail

Bring some sunshine to your day with this stunning cranberry and apple cocktail.

It almost looks like a tequila sunrise with that lovely ombre effect. But instead of tequila, this recipe features apple and orange juice with cranberry vodka.

The orange twist is optional but so worth it for the effect! That said, a few fresh cranberries would look great too.

Ingredients: cranberry vodka, apple juice, orange juice & peel, ice

21. Caramel Apple Vodka Punch

Who doesn’t love a good punch? It’s the perfect way to get friends & family together and have a great time.

And this caramel apple vodka punch is guaranteed to deliver!

You’ll use caramel vodka for boozy sweetness and for warmth to contrast with the bright apple juice concentrate.

It’s mixed with lemon-lime soda for a bubbly, refreshing twist.

Ingredients: caramel vodka, apple juice concentrate, lemon-lime soda

22. Fireball Whiskey Punch

This fiery fireball whiskey punch is guaranteed to knock your socks off.

Made with fireball whiskey, apple juice concentrate, and a bottle of Sprite, it’s the perfect celebration drink. 

The sweet apple juice and fizzy soda complement the warmth of whisky without the burn – so you can enjoy more for longer.

Ingredients: fireball whiskey, apple juice concentrate, Sprite

23. Spiced Apple Kombucha Cocktail

I know kombucha can be a bit divisive, but if you’ve never tried it, I highly recommend starting with this cocktail.

The spiced apple helps to mellow the kombucha (go for ginger if you can find it), and the vodka is just a nice finishing touch.

Ingredients: vodka, ginger kombucha, apple juice & slices

23 Best Cocktails with Apple Juice for Fall

If you haven’t tried any cocktails with apple juice, you’re really missing out! They’re sweet, fruity, and ideal for your next fall party or potluck.


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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