Apple Cider Mojito Recipe

Apple Cider Mojito Recipe: The best FALL COCKTAIL, so delicious. The cinnamon-infused simple syrup is the secret!

It’s Colleen here today with a super fun seasonal cocktail that will warm you up during those chilly days & nights that are beginning to creep up on us…

Apples are everywhere this time of year, so why not use them in a cocktail?? Since Jo-Lynne’s mojito recipe is so popular, we decided to come up with an autumn version. This Apple Cider Mojito Recipe would be awesome for a harvest party, Thanksgiving gathering, cookie swap or with friends at a bonfire!

The secret ingredient to this deliciously different cocktail is the Cinnamon Simple Syrup…don’t skip that step. Making your own simple syrup is effortless. It takes virtually no time at all, AND you can store it in the fridge to use whenever the need for a cocktail arises. Plus there are no preservatives in it… just sugar & water.

Apple Cider Mojito Recipe: The best FALL COCKTAIL, so delicious. The cinnamon-infused simple syrup is the secret!

Below, I give you the recipe the way I enjoy it, however feel free to play with it. We all like our drinks different…stronger, sweeter, more or less mint, etc. Make it your own.

Apple Cider Mojito Recipe: The best FALL COCKTAIL, so delicious. The cinnamon-infused simple syrup is the secret!

Bottoms up!

Apple Cider Mojito
Recipe Type: Cocktail
Author: Colleen Kennedy
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Serves: 2
  • 4 oz apple cider
  • 3 oz Cinnamon Simple Syrup (ingredients & recipe below)
  • 3 oz Applejack (Liard’s)
  • 4 oz white rum
  • Diced apples
  • Mint leaves
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Cinnamon Simple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 TBS of water
  • cinnamon stick broken in half
Prepare Simple Syrup
  1. Place 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup plus 1 TBS water and half cinnamon stick in a small pot; bring to a boil and then turn off the heat and allow the mixture to sit and cool to room temperature.
  2. Pour into a mason jar and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Prepare the Mojitos
  1. Combine cider, cinnamon simple syrup, Applejack and rum in a cocktail shaker or glass measuring cup; shake or stir well.
  2. In two serving glasses, muddle as much or as little mint as you desire. Fill both glasses with ice.
  3. Throw in a small handful of diced apples (I like skin on for color) and then add your cider mixture, splitting it evenly between both glasses, and stir.
  4. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and extra mint leaves.

For more delicious drinks, see all of our mojito recipes and our popular cocktail recipes.

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29 Responses

    1. Its a strong alcohol made from apples (it s made in New Jersey (Liard’s) and its the oldest licensed distillery in the US). In colonial times Applejack was a form of currency…”The more you know”!

  1. Looks delicious! Thoughts on whether it could be mixed in a pitcher beforehand for guests to simply pour over ice?

  2. This was amazing! Big hit at a party we had. I didn’t have Apple Jack but I had some pinnacle Carmel Apple vodka and it did the job. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. I love this recipe idea, I will be passing it off as my own this Thanksgiving…lol
    I looks so refreshing and I love the mason jar look for a cup. The fresh apples for garnish is a great idea, I live where fresh local apples are plentiful right now so this will be a hit at my Thanksgiving dinner.

  4. Did anyone make this for a large group like in a beverage dispenser? Just wondering how many times I should increase the amounts for a really large group? 

  5. Hi there! So Applejack isn’t available in my area I guess. Is there a substitute that you think could work?
    Thanks so much!

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