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10 Apple Cocktails You Need To Try This Winter

10 Apple Cocktails You Need To Try This Winter

Planning to throw a Christmas party and struggling to find a relevant theme that’s not run-of-the-mill? Well, it’s the season of red and no other fruit can add that unique touch to your cocktails better than an apple. Sit back and allow us to sort your cocktail plans with a bunch of apples and liquor. Here are 10 apple cocktails you need to try this winter season.


1) Apple Margarita

Kicking this off with everyone’s favourite – Apple Margarita

This recipe uses both apple juice and apple liqueur for double the fall flavor. Which liqueur you choose will further define the tequila cocktail’s taste: go with a bright green schnapps for a pucker or a more subdued liqueur for a true apple flavor. Blend it or shake it as you see fit.


30 ml tequila

30 ml apple liqueur

30 ml apple juice

15 ml sour mix

1 cup of ice

Garnish: green apple wedge

How To Make:

Gather the ingredients. Combine the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the drink into a chilled glass. Garnish with a green apple wedge.


2) Apple Martini

Appletinis for everyone! It’s the drink that adorns nearly every modern martini menu and one of the best-loved vodka drinks. While the green apple schnapps recipe is always a hit, you can also transform it into a dry martini with calvados (an apple brandy) and dry vermouth


45 ml vodka

15 ml green apple schnapps

5 ml lemon juice

Garnish: apple slice

How To Make:

Gather all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Add ice cubes and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an apple slice and serve.


3) Washington Apple

It’s named Washington Apple but works best with a Canadian whisky!

This one is made with Crown Royal Canadian Whisky, sour apple schnapps, and cranberry juice. Serve it up or on the rocks for a casual cocktail or mix up a round of shots for a party


30 ml whiskey (preferably Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey)

30 ml sour apple schnapps

30 ml cranberry juice

Garnish: apple slice

How To Make:

Gather all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and pour with ice. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an apple slice and serve.


4)Apple Sour

This recipe is based on the classic whiskey sour, using apple juice to offset the tart combination of triple sec and lemon juice. It doesn’t have the strongest apple flavor, but is a nice, refreshing sipper that’s very easy to mix up.


45 ml bourbon whisky

35 ml apple juice

25 ml triple sec

10 ml lemon juice

2 dashes orange bitters

How To Make:

Gather all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake and serve chilled in an old-fashioned glass.


5) Homecoming Caipirinha

This rum-based cocktail is sure to become your new favourite

This cocktail is perfect for a seasonal twist and you will enjoy the autumnal flavours of fresh apple, sage, and lemon against the cachaça background. Cachaça is Brazil’s national drink made from fermented sugarcane juice but it can be difficult to find it in India. You can substitute cachaça with rum without changing the cocktail too much. The recipe also requires unfiltered apple juice to make it even more refreshing.


2 slices apple

2 slices lemon

1 leaf sage

1/2 ounce agave nectar (cinnamon)

1 1/2 ounces rum

3 ounces apple juice (unfiltered, organic)

How To Make:

In a mixing glass, muddle the apples, lemons, cinnamon and sage. Add in rum and apple juice and fill the glass with ice. Blend the mixture together and pour into an old-fashioned glass.


6) Apple Crisp

This unique recipe is also very easy, pairing the two liquors with maple syrup and apple juice. The result is a semi-sweet, lightly spiced drink that doubles as a dessert.


30 ml​ spiced whiskey

15 ml maple syrup

60 ml apple juice

Garnish: ground cinnamon

How To Make:

Mix all the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a dash of cinnamon.


7) Candy Apple Martini

This is one of our best apple cocktail recipes

Schnapps are the stars of this cocktail with both apple and butterscotch schnapps playing a role in balancing this superb cocktail that’s easy to make once you’ve secured all the ingredients.


30 ml vodka

30 ml sour apple schnapps

25 ml butterscotch schnapps

30 ml cranberry juice

1 Maraschino cherry

How To Make:

Pour the vodka, apple schnapps, butterscotch schnapps and cranberry juice into a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a Maraschino cherry to serve.


8) Toffee Apple

Forget caramel-dipped apples, mix up a toffee apple instead! This simple rendition of the appletini uses citrus vodka, apple and lemon juices, and toffee syrup.

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45 ml Citrus Vodka

60 ml pressed apple juice

15 ml lemon juice

15 ml toffee syrup

Garnish: apple slice

How To Make:

Gather all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with an apple slice to serve.


9) Hot Apple Toddy

It’s hard to beat a hot apple toddy on a chilly evening

Soothing and simple, it’s hard to beat a hot apple toddy on a chilly evening. All you have to do is heat up some apple cider, pour in a shot of apple brandy, and add a little honey. Garnishing with cinnamon, cloves, and a lemon wedge completes this aromatic autumn drink.


60 ml whiskey (or apple brandy)

150 ml apple cider (hot; or enough to fill)

1 teaspoon honey

Garnish: lemon wedge

Garnish: cinnamon stick

Garnish: 2 to 3 cloves (whole)

How To Make:

Add honey to the base of the glass. Heat apple cider and apple brandy separately and add to the glass. Garnish with whole cloves, cinnamon stick and lemon wedge.


10) Autumn Spiced Tonic

Create the ultimate autumn dinner party drink by infusing vodka with the flavours of apple, pear, and cinnamon. The vodka is ready in just a few days and is the base for this autumn spiced tonic recipe.


For the Apple-Pear-Cinnamon Infused Vodka:

1 red apple

1 pear

1 cinnamon stick

1 (750ml) bottle vodka

For the Autumn Spiced Tonic:

45 ml apple-pear-cinnamon vodka

150 ml ​tonic water (or enough to fill)

Garnish: apple slice

How To Make:

Infuse the vodka with the other ingredients for 5-6 days. Strain the final mixture and bottle it up. When you need to make the cocktail, take a highball glass filled with ice, pour the infused vodka and tonic water. Stir it well and enjoy with an apple slice.

Now that we’ve given you a veritable list of some superb apple cocktails, we’re excited to know which ones you’re going to try making. Let us know in the comments below.

Images used are for representational purposes only. All images from Unsplash.

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