Spiced Apple Maple Ginger Cocktail

Let’s celebrate apple cider season! I love this time of year in Virginia – the leaves on our trees are starting to change color to the most beautiful golds and red. Our local orchard sells apple cider and a bountiful array of apples. My spiced apple cocktail is full of crisp seasonal flavors, just the right amount of sweet and spicy.

Spiced Apple Maple Ginger Cocktail

Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 1 cocktail


  • 1/2 cup hard apple cider I like Bold Rock hard apple cider for this recipe.
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 ounces bourbon
  • 6 dashes Dashfire Apple Spice Bitters (or more to taste) available in gourmet stores or Amazon on-line.
  • 1/4 cored Honey Crisp apple, sliced thin
  • 2 splashes ginger beer


  • Place hard apple cider and maple syrup in a small saucepan, stir to combine.
  • Heat the cider mixture to boiling, then reduce heat to a low simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Allow to cool and place in a small bowl.
  • Place bourbon and hard apple cider mixture in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a Collins cocktail glass filled with small ice cubes and apple slices.
  • Add apple spice bitters and 2 splashes of ginger beer. Mix with a long handled spoon.

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