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apple cider margaritas with a salted cinnamon sugar rim

Spiced Apple Cider Margarita

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  • Author: Jenna Barnard
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail


This apple cider margarita is so flavorful with homemade spiced apple cider and a salted cinnamon sugar rim! It’s the perfect tequila fall cocktail.


Spiced Apple Cider (makes 3 cocktails)

  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 2″ orange peel
  • 1/2” ginger nub, peeled and sliced
  • Tiny pinch of allspice

Apple Cider Margarita (1 cocktail)

  • 2 oz reposado tequila
  • 1/2 oz orange liqueur
  • 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 2 oz spiced apple cider
  • 1/2 oz pure maple syrup

Salted Cinnamon Sugar Rim (optional)

  • 1 tbsp raw sugar
  • 1 tsp flaky sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


Spiced Apple Cider

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
  2. Once bubbling, cover and turn the heat down to low. Leave the cider for 15 minutes.
  3. Then turn off the heat. Remove the cinnamon, orange peel, and ginger and pour into a heat-safe container. Chill before making a cocktail.

Apple Cider Margarita

  1. Run an already-squeezed lemon half around the rim of a cocktail glass (one that was used to make the lemon juice).
  2. Dip the rim in the salted cinnamon sugar mixture.
  3. Now add all of the cocktail ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake for about 20 seconds and then strain into the rimmed cocktail glass filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with an apple slice and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex
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