Indulge in the enchanting flavours of winter and Christmas with this exquisite non-alcoholic apple cinnamon cocktail. This delightful cocktail combines the crispness of apple juice with the comforting warmth of cinnamon, creating a drink that captures the essence of the season. Although it is a non-alcoholic drink it’s easy to make alcoholic with your chosen spirit.
With the perfect balance of apple pie flavours and a touch of cinnamon-spiced magic, this cocktail is guaranteed to become your new go-to Christmas recipe for the whole family. This easy-to-follow sparkling apple mocktail recipe combines the cosy flavours of apple and cinnamon with a bubbling and refreshing twist.
How to Make
Substitutions and Variations
Making Ahead Options
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Why you’ll love this apple cinnamon cocktail recipe
This festive, warming cocktail is perfect for whipping out when the carollers come calling. You can easily make this alcohol-free as well by making a cinnamon mocktail. Perfect for all the family.
The apple pie cocktail works well in both autumn and winter. The sweet cinnamon syrup and apple juice remind me of falling leaves and pumpkin pie. Pair it with lemonade or prosecco and you’re onto a winner.
Make this sparkling apple mocktail in advance and simply top it with your fizz. This means the sparking apple mocktail is perfect for parties. Saving you time and saving your guests from terrible drinks!
apple cinnamon cocktail Ingredients
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Cinnamon is a wonderfully wintery flavour, it’s warming and goes so well with apples at this time of year.
At this time of year, cinnamon is a particularly versatile flavour which works well with whisky, rum, gin, Cognac and more. If you want to help accentuate the cinnamon flavours of a cocktail, while adding a touch of creaminess to the mouth feel, add a measure of this Cinnamon Syrup from Liverpool-based producer, William Fox.
One of my favourite cocktail ingredients, apple juice provides the mixer. It goes very well with the cinnamon of this apple pie cocktail. You can use fresh or carton apple juice, depending on your preference.
The final ingredient in this cinnamon mocktail, topping your apple and cinnamon syrup with lemonade is the perfect way to finish the drink. I’ve used cloudy lemonade in this recipe and it works wonderfully.
Prosecco – if you want to add alcohol
If you want to take this to the next level or you’re making it for those over the age of 18. You can swap the lemonade for prosecco or champagne if you’re really feeling fancy.
Add spiced rum, gin or vodka
Another way of making this an apple and cinnamon cocktail more fun for the grown-ups is to add spiced rum or a shot of gin or vodka. Any will do and really takes your drink to the next level.
How to make apple cinnamon cocktail – step by step
Start by adding the ice and orange slice to the glass.
Then you need to add the cinnamon syrup to your glass and the apple juice too.
Finally, top your drink up with lemonade or with the prosecco and serve. Don’t forget to add some decorations like frozen cranberries or a cinnamon stick.
If you are adding alcohol to your apple pie cocktail then add it just before you top your drink with fizz.
Please drink responsibly and check out Drink Aware for more information.
Use frozen cranberries instead of ice cubes to chill your drink without watering it down. They look great and you get to snack on a tasty booze-filled berry at the end of the drink.
Chill your glass with ice cubes before you make your drink. You can pour out the excess ice cubes but it helps to make your cinnamon cocktail perfectly chilled before you drink it.
Substitutions and variations – apple cinnamon cocktail
Apple Cinnamon Bourbon Cocktail
Instead of adding vodka to your apple pie cocktail, you can add Bourbon. It’s full of flavour and the aromatic notes compliment the cinnamon syrup perfectly.
Apple Cinnamon Cocktail With Rum
Another great option is to try adding a spiced rum to the apple cinnamon mocktail. Just don’t forget, don’t serve it to anyone under the age of 18 if you’ve added rum to the mocktail.
Gin Apple Cinnamon Cocktail
For all those G&T fans, don’t think I forgot about you. If you’re not a fan of the other options, add your favourite gin to the apple juice and cinnamon. Personally, I think bathtub gin pairs perfectly in this cocktail.
Making ahead of time options for a sparkling apple mocktail
You can easily make these apple cinnamon cocktails ahead of time to save yourself time while you’re partying or prepping the piggies in blankets. Simply prep the glasses with cinnamon syrup and apple juice and then just add the lemonade or prosecco when you’re ready to serve.
What alcohol is good with apple juice?
You can mix lots of alcohol with apple juice. The best ones are spiced rum, gin or vodka. They all have simple flavours that complement the apple juice very well.
What is a fun Thanksgiving and Christmas drink?
The most fun Thanksgiving and Christmas drink is the apple pie cocktail. It mixes the perfectly seasonal flavours of apple and cinnamon and combines them in a single sip of winter warming joy.
How do you add cinnamon to a cocktail?
You can cinnamon to a cocktail in a number of ways, either through a sweet cinnamon syrup or by adding a few cinnamon sticks to your cocktail as decoration.
Why is apple and cinnamon so good together?
Apple and cinnamon are so good together because the two flavours complement each other. The apple is sweet and fresh but cinnamon has an aromatic flavour and adds warmth.
Can you put cinnamon in a drink?
Yes! You can put cinnamon in a drink. It tastes wonderful and you can add it to drinks through a flavouring, syrup or in decoration.
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Apple Cinnamon Cocktail
- Ice cubes
- 12.5 ml Cinnamon Syrup
- 100 ml Cloudy Apple Juice (top up with apple juice)
- 100 ml Lemonade
- Cinnamon Stick
- Frozen cranberries (for decoration only)
- Orange (wedge)
- Add the ice and orange slice to the glass.Ice cubes, Orange
- Add the cinnamon syrup and apple juice.12.5 ml Cinnamon Syrup, 100 ml Cloudy Apple Juice
- Top up with lemonade and stir it gently.100 ml Lemonade
- For extra decoration add fresh or frozen cranberries and a cinnamon stick.Cinnamon Stick, Frozen cranberries
- It's ready to serve.
Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.