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Apple Cider Margarita

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Who says margaritas aren’t for Fall? With this Apple Cider Margarita, you can bring a little Autumn to your margarita making. To make these, you just need apple cider, tequila, and some triple sec, plus some extras for garnish.

apple cider margarita with apples and limes

Margaritas are typically served with tequila, triple sec, and lime juice, so this is definitely a bit of a wild combination. I just love the addition that the apple cider gives, and you could even sub apple juice, if that’s something you’d prefer. We love Musselman’s apple cider, but you can even make your own apple cider.

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There are many theories of how margaritas began, but they are Spanish in origin and typically have a salted rim and are garnished with lime slices or wedges. In our version, we bring this to the next level, as well, with limes, apple slices, and a cinnamon sugar rim garnish to complement the apple flavors. A cinnamon stick finishes this off and really gives the drink a Fall feel.

apple cider margarita garnished with a cinnamon stick

To make an Apple Cider Margarita, you’ll need-

  • 1 oz. silver tequila
  • 4 oz. apple cider
  • .5 oz. triple sec or other orange liqueur
  • Juice of one lime wedge
  • Ice

Then, for the garnishing, you’ll need-

  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • a lime wedge
a glass being dipped into cinnamon and sugar

You’ll start with garnishing these glasses before you make your drink. Here’s how-

  • Pour cinnamon and sugar into a small saucer, and stir to mix
  • Rim your glass with the lime wedge, then dip the rim into the cinnamon sugar mixture
empty cocktail glass with ice

Then, make your drink.

  • Pour in tequila, followed by triple sec, and finish with apple cider.
  • Add lime slices or wedges and apple slices to the rim for garnish, too!
  • Enjoy!
A lime squeezed over a cocktail

For a printable version of this recipe, see below-

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Apple Cider Margarita

Apple Cider Margarita

A fun spin on a traditional margarita made with apple cider for Fall!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 oz. silver tequila
  • 4 oz. apple cider
  • .5 oz. triple sec
  • Juice of 1 lime wedge
  • Ice
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • Fresh lime slices, apple slices, and cinnamon sticks for garnish


    In a small saucer, pour sugar into a shallow even layer. Add cinnamon. Give it a little stir.

    Take a lime wedge, and run it along the rim of your glass, then dip the rim of the glass into the cinnamon sugar mixture.

    Fill your glass halfway with ice.

    Add tequila, triple sec, then apple cider.

    Also squeeze in the juice of a lime wedge.

    Give your drink a quick stir.

    Garnish with fresh lime slices or wedges, fresh apple slices, cinnamon sticks, and whatever else you prefer.


Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 187

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

an apple cider margarita styled on a table for Fall

You might also like these other fun Fall cocktails-

Apple Cider Bellini

Caramel Apple Sangria

Caramel Apple Cider Cocktail

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