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The BEST Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail

Desserts & Drinks
Looking for a unique cocktail that's made to impress? This Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail is full of fall flavors! With only 5 simple ingredients, making this autumn-inspired drink is the perfect way to celebrate the season.
5 from 22 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Drink
Calories 185 kcal


  • Cocktail Shaker


  • 2 ounces apple cider
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 2 ounces ginger beer
  • 1 dash angostura bitters


  • Combine the apple cider, bourbon, and lemon juice with ice in a cocktail shaker.
  • Shake, then pour into a glass filled with ice.
  • Pour the ginger beer into the glass.
  • Add a dash (or two) of angostura bitters.
  • Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks (optional).
  • Enjoy!


  • Freshly sliced apples and cinnamon sticks make for a beautiful and aromatic garnish in this cocktail recipe. Other garnish options include orange slices, anise star (whole), and fresh rosemary or thyme!
Keyword Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail