Hard Apple Cider Cocktail

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This Hard Apple Cider cocktail is made with rye and apple cider for an drink that will put you right in the mood for fall.

When fall approaches, I start thinking about what apple cocktails I can be making to usher in my favorite season. The apples at the end of September are so ripe and delicious. They just belong in a glass.

» Also try this spiced apple kombucha cocktail or this cinnamon apple cider sangria while you’ve got the apples out!

Hard Apple Cider Cocktail

This apple cocktail is one of my favorites. It mixes rye with fresh apple cider and a little bit of lemon juice and maple syrup — flavors that just scream fall when put together.

hard apple cider cocktail

If you’re looking for a good cocktail to serve at a Halloween party or Thanksgiving dinner, this is the one.

Even if you don’t love rye on its own, you’ll like it in this cocktail. The other flavors are powerful enough to stand up to the rye. So don’t let that stop you.

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hard apple cider cocktail
Yield: 1 cocktail

Hard Apple Cider Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Hard Apple Cider cocktail is made with rye and apple cider for an drink that will put you right in the mood for fall.


  • 2 oz rye
  • 2 oz fresh apple cider
  • 1/4 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 oz real maple syrup
  • Apple slices and rosemary sprig for garnish


    1. Add all ingredients (except for garnish) to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a glass over ice cubes.
    2. Garnish with apple slices and a cinnamon stick.

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Nutrition Information:


1 cocktail

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 409Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 356mgCarbohydrates: 94gFiber: 10gSugar: 55gProtein: 6g

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