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Warm Caramel Apple Cider Cocktail

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What are some of the best things about fall? The cool crisp air, warm and cozy drinks, and caramel! We love all things caramel and this warm caramel apple cider cocktail is no different! You only need two ingredients- plus your toppings to make this, and it will have your whole home smelling like delicious apple cider. We’re so excited to add this to our favorite fall cocktails list.

warm caramel apple cider cocktail

Apple cider is a perfect fall drink. It is not too sweet, so the caramel adds the right amount of sweetness to make it perfect for any Thanksgiving table. While it’s perfect all Fall long, Apple cider at Thanksgiving is always a popular choice because it’s not too heavy or filling. The addition of Smirnoff Kissed Caramel vodka makes it just right for holiday family gatherings. Not to mention, this goes great with any Thanksgiving dessert.

whipped cream, caramel, and apples

Here’s what you’ll need to make these warm Caramel Apple Cider cocktails-

For toppings, I recommend whipped cream, caramel sauce, and our favorite- honeycrisp apple slices.

Honeycrisp apples are widely recognized for their taste and crispness. They are perfect for eating fresh, and are one of the sweetest apples you can buy.

apple cider with caramel vodka, whipped cream, caramel sauce

To make this warm caramel apple cider cocktail, simply add your apple cider to a small sauce pan and heat over medium-low heat, until warm and steamy. Add the cider to your favorite mug, add vodka and top with your desired toppings.

Smirnoff kissed caramel vodka pour

Yum! You can easily double or triple the amounts to make more than one mug.

You can also make these family friendly by omitting the caramel vodka for younger family members and adding more caramel sauce directly to the warm cider.

There isn’t much better than curling up on the couch with a warm drink, sweet treats, and a spooky movie for Fall.

You might also really like our Kahlua Hot Chocolate recipe.

Also try our Caramel Apple Vodka Slush!

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Warm Caramel Apple Cider Cocktail

Warm Caramel Apple Cider Cocktail

Warm and delicious caramel apple cider topped with whipped cream, caramel sauce, and Honeycrisp apples.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1.5 cups apple cider (we prefer Musselman’s)
  • 2 oz. Smirnoff kissed caramel vodka
  • Optional: Whipped cream, caramel sauce, cinnamon, cinnamon sticks, and fresh apples for garnish.


    In a small sauce pan, warm the apple cider over medium low heat, until steamy. 

    Pour into your favorite mug, then add caramel vodka. 

    Garnish with whipped cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon, fresh apples, or whatever you prefer. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 239

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

You might also like these other fun Fall cocktails-

Caramel Apple Mule

Apple Cider Margarita

Apple Cider Mimosa

Caramel Apple Shots with Vodka

Apple Cider Bellini

S’mores Cocktail

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