Spiced Apple Cider Mocktail

Sometimes you need a fun and fancy drink that is easy to make and doesn’t have alcohol in it. This spiced apple cider mocktail recipe is just that. This sparkling fall mocktail is super delicious, and something the entire family can enjoy!

close up of a coupe glass filled with an apple cider mocktail, garnished with a sugar rim and apple slices. The glass is surrounded by fall leaves.

WHAT IS A MOCKTAIL?

Mocktails are specialty non-alcoholic drinks. Sometimes they are non-alcoholic versions of cocktails, and sometimes they are fun drink recipes all on their own. Mocktails are great for those wishing to abstain from alcohol, for kids, and for pregnant women.

TELL ME ABOUT THIS APPLE CIDER AND GINGER BEER MOCKTAIL RECIPE

Level of difficulty: Very easy!

Flavor: Apple, ginger, and warm fall spices.

Time: It will take you less than 5 minutes to put together this spiced apple cider mocktail recipe. That includes adding the sugar and spice rim to your glass.

ingredients needed for this fall mocktail recipe. this includes apple cider, ginger beer, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED

Apple Cider

Ginger Beer

Granulated Sugar

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Water (for rimming your glass)

Optional: apple slices or cinnamon sticks for garnish

4 image collage showing how to make this apple cider and ginger beer mocktail. this fall mocktail scene has fall leaves.

OVERVIEW: HOW TO MAKE THIS apple cider MOCKTAIL

  1. Make the spiced sugar mixture by combining granulated sugar and pumpkin pie spice in a small mixing bowl
  2. Rim your drink glass by dipping your finger in water and running it along the edge of the glass. Gently dip the glass into the spiced sugar mixture
  3. Mix together equal parts apple cider and ginger beer and pour into the rimmed glass
  4. Option to garnish your mocktail with apple slices or a cinnamon stick
  5. Enjoy!
close up of a coupe glass filled with an apple cider mocktail with a sugar rim. The glass is surrounded by fall leaves, an orange linen, and glass jars with ginger beer and apple cider.

FAQS

What if I don’t have pumpkin pie spice for the rim? No problem. If you do not have pumpkin pie spice, you could use cinnamon instead! This will still create a fun spiced sugar rim to compliment the apple cider and ginger beer mocktail.

Can I use apple juice instead of apple cider? If you’re in a bind, you could substitute apple juice for the apple cider in this recipe. If possible, use an unsweetened apple juice.

What if I want to make my mocktail sweeter? If you need a little extra sweetness in your mocktail, you could add a splash of simple syrup or maple syrup (start with ½ tsp and add more to taste).

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coupe glass filled with this apple cider mocktail recipe. the glass has a spiced sugar rim and is garnished with slices of apples.

Spiced Apple Cider Mocktail

This spiced apple cider mocktail is a fun fall drink the whole family can enjoy!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Drink
Calories 290 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • water for rimming glass
  • 1/2 C apple cider
  • 1/2 C ginger beer
  • optional: apple slices or a cinnamon stick for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Make the spiced sugar mixture by combining granulated sugar and pumpkin pie spice in a small mixing bowl
  • Rim your drink glass by dipping your finger in water and running it along the edge of the glass. Gently dip the glass into the spiced sugar mixture
  • Mix together equal parts apple cider and ginger beer and pour into the rimmed glass. Option to garnish with apple slices or a cinnamon stick
  • Enjoy!

Notes

*Alternative to pumpkin pie spice for the rim: If you do not have pumpkin pie spice you can use cinnamon instead for your spiced sugar rim.
 
*Apple juice is an ok substitute (but not ideal). If you’re in a bind, using apple juice instead of apple cider in this recipe will be fine. If possible, use an unsweetened apple juice.
 
*Sweetener option: If you need a little extra sweetness in your mocktail, add a splash of simple syrup or maple syrup (start with ½ tsp and add more to taste).

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcalCarbohydrates: 74gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 14mgPotassium: 128mgFiber: 1gSugar: 72gVitamin A: 4IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
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