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Bourbon cocktail in a glass with a gold rim and garnished with a cinnamon stick on a dark wooden background.

Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail

  • Author: Veronika | thehealthfulideas
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: cocktail
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This is the ultimate fall cocktail! Nothing says fall better than a nice drink with warming spices and apple cider.


  • 1.5 oz bourbon
  • 3 oz apple cider
  • 0.5 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz maple syrup
  • Dash ground cinnamon
  • A small dash ground allspice (optional)
  • Dash orange bitters (optional)
  • Club soda to taste (optional)
  • Apple and lemon slices for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the bourbon, apple cider, lemon juice, maple syrup, cinnamon, allspice, and orange bitters if using. Add a handful of ice and shake for 10-15 seconds until very cold to touch.
  2. Pour into a glass over ice and garnish with an apple slice and lemon slice if desired.
  3. Top up with club soda if desired and enjoy!


A pitcher version: This recipe yields one serving but the cocktail can easily be made in a pitcher, just multiply the amounts by however many servings you need!

Storing: This drink is best made fresh right before serving. I don’t recommend storing it.

Non-alcoholic version: use a non-alcoholic distilled spirit or just leave out the bourbon and top up with club soda. I like cranberry or orange-flavored soda.

Keywords: apple cider, bourbon, cocktail