Apple Cider Ginger Beer Cocktail


I hope you are having a fabulous first weekend of Fall (That is a lot of Fs!)!  I have been cooking up a storm and plowing through all of the ingredients in my refrigerator, including the requisite gallon of cider I purchased at a nearby orchard, and some remaining ginger beer I had from an article I wrote for Foodable Network.  I did what I usually do with liquid leftovers and combined them into this Apple Cider Ginger Beer Cocktail.  The “recipe” here is more of an outline than anything else with 1 part vodka, to 3 parts apple cider, to 2 parts ginger beer.  Feel free to go as big as you like with those proportions and add any garnishes you fancy while you are at it!  This libation is crisp and refreshing with a spicy, gingery, kick to boot!



Apple Cider & Ginger Beer Cocktail
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Recipe type: Sips
Serves: 1 cocktail
  • Ice
  • 1-ounce vodka
  • 3-ounces apple cider
  • Roughly 2-ounces ginger beer
  • (Optional) Cinnamon stick, fresh lime, sprig of thyme or sage for garnish
  1. Place your ice in a short glass. Add the vodka and apple cider, and stir. Top with ginger beer. Garnish as you like, with a cinnamon stick for spiciness, lime for brightness, or thyme/sage for something more herbal; everything works!



23 Responses to Apple Cider Ginger Beer Cocktail

  1. danube66 says:

    Mmmmm…sounds lovely! I’ll certainly try this! Happy Autumn! 🙂

  2. ohlidia says:

    My kind of drink! Need to find ginger beer.

    • jjbegonia says:

      I have been seeing it a lot in my local grocery store (and I live in a pretty rural area), so hopefully you can find it too!

  3. I love me some ginger beer, not too hard to make your own either.

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  6. Sounds gorgeous! Will be trying this soon!

  7. Charisma says:

    I LOVE ginger beer and when I used to drink cider was my favourite! This looks awesome!

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  9. tasteloveandnourish says:

    This sounds like such a perfect fall drink! With the weekend peaking around the corner, I’m pinning this for my Friday night cocktail! Lovely!

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  11. Janine says:

    Hi there! Sounds like a perfect cocktail for my fall-themed birthday party. Could I make it ahead, do you think, and then pour over ice?

    • jjbegonia says:

      Hi Janine!

      Thanks for stopping by! I would be reluctant to make this too far ahead, only because the ginger beer gives it a great, strong, fizz, and it may fall flat (Too much ice could potentially dilute it too).

      It’s really easy to throw together, so I would make it as close to the party as possible! I hope that helps : )

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