When fall comes around this apple cider margarita is a perfect spin on the classic cocktail. Luckily, it’s easy to make, and when you combine it with our fall salted rim it truly hits the seasonal spot! Make sure to check out our suggested pairing below!

apple cider margarita

how to make an apple cider margarita


  • 2 oz reposado tequila
  • 2 oz spiced apple cider 
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice 
  • 1/4th oz maple syrup 
  • apple slices, for garnish 
  • star anise, for garnish 
  • fall salted rim, recipe below

fall salted rim :

  • ¼  t salt 
  • ¼  t cinnamon 
  • ¼  t brown sugar


To make the fall salted rim, combine all ingredients into a shallow plate or bowl. Mix until thoroughly combined. Using a wedge of a lime, coat the rim of your glass and then dip into the fall salt mixture.

In a cocktail shaker, add reposado, spiced apple cider, fresh lime juice, maple syrup, and ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into prepared glass filled with ice. Garnish with apple slices and whole star anise.

Cin Cin!

apple cider margarita


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When choosing an apple cider to use you can go a number of different ways. One thing we like to keep in mind is our sugar-free options and the spice level. Normally, we elect for a spiced apple cider from the store that has little to no added sugar in it. Here is one we like for example. You can always use the traditional alpine spiced apple cider packets which works just fine, but does add an additional step to your process.

suggested pairing for an apple cider margarita

Dessert with your drink? Why not?! Give our eye-popping rose apple pie a shot for a delicious pairing with the apple cider margarita! Who says you can’t have dessert during your next happy hour.

apple cider margarita


Hi there, 
We are Elise and Evan and we're so glad you are here! Cheffing up tasty bites and sips is our love language and we are very happy to share these recipes with you. We both have valuable restaurant experience and have learned a thing or two about making tasty bites and sips. Through Carnelian Cooks we are sharing all of our tips and tricks! Please provide a comment or feedback below on any recipes that you give a try. 

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