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Maple Bourbon Apple Cider is a fantastic fall and holiday cocktail. Keep it warm in your slow cooker or serve it on ice. This simple drink is made with apple cider, bourbon whiskey, maple syrup, and lemon juice.

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Why this recipe works:

If you love easy to make cocktail recipes, you’ll love this tasty treat!

  • Maple bourbon cider only takes a few minutes to make.
  • The recipe makes enough for two cocktails but can easily be scaled to serve a crowd.
  • I think a warm apple whiskey cocktail tastes best when served warm, however you can also serve it over ice.
  • There is a perfect balance between sweet and tart.

Here’s how to make it:

To serve warm:

Add the apple cider, bourbon whiskey, maple syrup, and lemon juice to a saucepot and heat over low heat. Alternatively, you can add all of the ingredients to a crockpot and heat on low until heated through, then switch to the warm setting.

To serve cold:

Add all ingredients to a pitcher and stir or mix with ice using a cocktail shaker. Serve over ice.

Recipe tips:

  • Any kind of apple cider will work. I recommend unfiltered cider. My preference is for Trader Joe’s Honeycrisp or Pink Lady Unfiltered Apple Cider.
  • Any kind of bourbon whiskey will work as well. It’s just a matter of preference.
  • I prefer freshly squeezed lemon juice but you can use bottled.
  • Only use real maple syrup. 
  • Once all of the ingredients have been added, taste and adjust to taste, if desired.

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Maple Bourbon Apple Cider

Cook5 minutes
Total5 minutes
Servings 2
This Maple Bourbon Apple Cider is a fantastic fall and holiday cocktail. Keep it warm in your slow cooker or bring it along to the game in a thermos.

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • In a medium size saucepot over low heat, or in a slow cooker set to low, combine all ingredients and stir.
  • Ladle into cups and serve warm, not hot.
  • If serving cold, combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice or a pitcher. Stir or shake to combine, then serve over ice.

Notes

  • Any kind of apple cider will work. I recommend unfiltered cider. My preference is for Trader Joe’s Honeycrisp or Pink Lady Unfiltered Apple Cider.
  • Any kind of bourbon whiskey will work as well. It’s just a matter of preference.
  • I prefer freshly squeezed lemon juice but you can use bottled.
  • Only use real maple syrup. 
  • Once all of the ingredients have been added, taste and adjust to taste, if desired.
  • Recipe can easily be multiplied to serve a large crowd.

Nutrition

Calories: 233kcal, Carbohydrates: 40g, Sodium: 11mg, Potassium: 283mg, Sugar: 34g, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 41mg, Iron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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This recipe was originally published in May 2018 and has been updated with helpful information, ingredient and process photos, as well as recipe tips. Don’t worry – the recipe hasn’t changed!

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8 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I just tried this hoping to use for Thanksgiving – it is great! I am wondering what it would taste like if you add red hots/cinnamon candy to it? My mom use to add those to warm drinks…was yummy.

  2. I know you posted this a few years back but I discovered it today and just made it.. It is even better than I expected and a keeper for sure. Thanks for sharing!!!