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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


  • 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


  • 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!


*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).


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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