Apple Cider Margarita

Two apple cider margaritas on a wood cutting board with apples
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This easy Apple Cider Margarita comes together in minutes and is full of autumn flavor. Made with apple cider and maple syrup – plus a cinnamon sugar rim – this is one of my favorite holiday cocktails!


  • Cinnamon sugar
  • 1.5 oz tequila
  • 1/2 oz triple sec or cointreau
  • 5 oz apple cider
  • Juice from 1/4 of a large orange
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • Ice
  • Optional: apple slices, cinnamon sticks or sage leaves for garnish


Rim your glass. Run the orange slice around the edge of your glass, then invert the top of the glass onto a plate with cinnamon sugar.

Mix your cocktail. In a cocktail shaker, combine the tequila, triple sec or cointreau, apple cider, orange juice and maple syrup. Add ice and shake well.

Pour and garnish. Strain the cocktail into your glass, then garnish with apple slices, cinnamon sticks and a fresh sprig of sage if desired.

Keywords: simple margarita recipe, apple cider cocktail, fall cocktails