Apple Cider Margarita – A Fall Cocktail

A little apple cider, tequila and a touch of Grand Marnier makes this easy, tasty golden Apple Cider Margarita. The perfect cocktail to celebrate the fall season!

2 apple cider margaritas on white table with leaves and apple basket in background.

Fall Margaritas

What does the fall season mean to you? Changing leaves (OK there’s raking too but this is all about good thoughts), finally able to wear my sweaters weather, football, apples & apple cider are just a few of the things that come to mind.

Now, I have to admit, I don’t get to enjoy all those things now living in Florida but they are some of my favorite memories growing up in northern New Jersey. And it was a time when my Mom started her major baking spree, and believe me, we couldn’t get enough of all her goodies. In fact, I had friends that would come home with me everyday after school just to get a piece of whatever she had baked.

Apple Cider Margarita ingredients

Now I do the same thing, by imaging the cooler weather, turning the air conditioner on high and baking up a storm. And oh how I  love the abundance of fall produce that can be found in the market at this time of year especially all the apples.

Apple Cider Margarita overhead

More Recipes to Make with Apples

Apples are one of my favorite fruits to bake with as you can probably tell from this blog. I’ve made Caramel Apple Bars and Grandma’s Apple Dumplings as well as easy Homemade Applesauce and Gluten-free Dutch Apple Pancakes. However, when I can find real apple cider I really get excited.  It is so much fun to bake with and works perfectly in my Apple Cider Cookies and even makes a deliciously healthy Apple Pie Smoothie too.

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It also makes an awesome fall cocktail. You know I had to go there! I mean, just look at that fall color and the yummy cinnamon-sugar rim!

Apple Cider Margarita overhead single

Let me tell you, this ones a keeper! This Apple Cider Margarita is so apple-y and so smooth you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it before. It’s really a delicious twist on the classic golden margarita and perfect for seasonal get-togethers and Halloween parties. Cheers!

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5 from 2 votes
Apple Cider Margarita square
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
An easy cocktail to whip up for the season. A little apple cider, tequila and a cinnamon sugar rim makes this a fun fall take on the classic golden margarita.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keywords: apple margarita, fall cocktail, margarita, tequila cocktail
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 218 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
  • 1 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1 oz Gold Tequila
  • 5-6 oz apple cider
  • Ice
  • Garnish: cinnamon sugar, apple slices, cinnamon stick
  1. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on a flat plate. Rub an apple segment around rim of glass then press into sugar mixture to coat.
  2. Mix Grand Marnier, tequila and cider together in cocktail shaker with a little ice.
  3. Add crushed ice to glass and pour cider mixture over ice.
  4. Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon stick.
Recipe Notes

Use Jose Cuervo tequila to make this cocktail gluten free.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 218
% Daily Value*
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 143mg4%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Sugar 22g24%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 11mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Apple Cider Margarita – A Fall Cocktail


  • Reply
    Shadi Hasanzadenemati
    09/24/2018 at 11:15 am

    5 stars
    What a show stopper! This cocktail is perfect for fall and holiday parties!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      10/08/2018 at 1:41 pm

      Sure is! I think if I could get apple cider year round I just might drink all my margaritas this way. 🙂

  • Reply
    Julie Evink
    09/24/2018 at 10:48 am

    5 stars
    We had guests over this weekend and I wanted to make a fun fall themed drink so we tried these margaritas. I had to give everyone the recipe!

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