The Most Delicious Fall Cocktail Is Also The Easiest

apple cider cocktail for fall

Sometimes an evening calls for a carefully crafted cocktail. And sometimes it just calls for a delicious libation that’s quick to make but equally satisfying. Enjoy solo or easily make several at a time for a room of good company.

What you need:

  • Spiced Apple Cider
  • Ginger Juice, available at Whole Foods
  • Bourbon, Bulleit works well here

Ideally you’d shake this over ice, but if you’re visiting family without one, a stir will work in a pinch.

Place 2 oz of bourbon and a cap full of ginger juice (more or less, to taste) in a rocks glass with some ice. Top with spiced apple cider. Stir. Taste. Make surprised face at how easy this tasty fall drink is. Repeat.

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  • Reply November 21, 2016


    I love a proper old fashioned or whiskey sour in the fall – a proper, well done classic recipe is always good, but they are easy to make unique and special

    my favorite whiskey sour:

    -1 egg white

    -6 ounces whiskey (i’m a big fan of Del Bac Classic)
    -6 ounces fresh lemon juice
    -4 ounces simple syrup (1 part water + 1 part sugar boiled until dissolved),

    mix the egg white in shaker + ice to foam, then add whiskey, juice and syrup, shake well, and strain into favorite glass with ice.

    good as is, but I like to add an orange peel, and my own twist on maraschino cherries:

    I soak pitted cherries in sweet port wine

    • Reply November 21, 2016


      Awesome!!! Those port cherries sound amazing!

      • Reply November 21, 2016


        easy, delicious, and a good twist on the maraschino.

        Just be careful – you can eat them until you make yourself sick 😉

  • Reply November 23, 2016

    Andrew Schlossnagle

    I’m having a tough time finding plain ginger juice. My Whole Foods did not have it. I was wondering if you could suggest a replacement or which ginger juice mix to substitute with. Also, would the ginger juice more likely be located with the actual juices (i.e. apple juice, etc.) or the condiment section as a flavor enhancer/concentrate?

    • Reply November 23, 2016

      Andrew Schlossnagle

      To follow up, I was as able to locate a jar of minced/puréed ginger by the same company. Just curious as to your thoughts on using this.

      • Reply November 23, 2016


        Hey Andrew, In Whole Foods it was with the other cooking ginger, should be near the minced, it was on a lower shelf. I’ve gotten it at a store in LA and in Portland.

  • Reply November 27, 2016

    Robert Wallace

    If anyone is in Texas, Central Market has the Ginger Juice. Just a FYI

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