My Favorite Fall Cocktail! (( Only Four Ingredients! ))

My favorite fall cocktail! Only four ingredients!Each season I try to come up with an easy cocktail recipe that I can 1. Make really fast (#entertaining), and 2. Keep all the ingredients on hand all season long. Because there’s nothing more bummin’ than having surprise guests and having to be like, “Can I offer you a…water?” because you realized mid-sentence that you have nothing fun in your fridge. Ugh!

This cocktail is an EASY mix of two of my faves—whiskey lemonade and whiskey apple cider. I really love having a pot of hot apple cider simmering (and then you just add a shot of whiskey when you serve) for parties. So this is kind of a little of both. Fresh and tart and sweet and spiced. I hope you like it!!

My favorite fall cocktail! Only four ingredients! Spiced Cider Lemonade Cocktail, serves one.

1 part lemonade
1 part apple cider
1.5 ounces whiskey
a pinch of cinnamon

Combine in a shaker with ice, shake and serve! Use some orange slices and cinnamon sticks to garnish if you want to win the hostess with the mostest award.

Note: The better your lemonade and cider, the better your drink will be! I like a very tart lemonade and a cider with a lot of spice. If you can’t find a cider with a lot of spice, you can always simmer it with some spiced tea bags to make it more flavorful—it’s a whole extra step, but sometimes good cider is hard to find. Whatever you do, don’t use plain apple juice! Too weak. If you do that, then at least add a bunch of cinnamon, OK? I’m only telling you all this because I love you.

For you weirdos who hate whiskey, try dark rum instead.

My favorite fall cocktail! Only four ingredients! My favorite fall cocktail! Only four ingredients! (More photos just in case you weren’t craving one yet! Haha) Ummm…Can I have one now? xx. Elsie

ps. I forgot to mention, this makes an excellent mocktail as well. Just omit the whiskey and you’re good. It’s like an Arnold Palmer for AUTUMN!

Spiced Cider Lemonade Cocktail

whiskey lemonade and whiskey apple cider cocktail
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword cocktails, lemonade, whiskey
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 person
Author Elsie Larson
Cost $5

Equipment

  • cocktail shaker

Ingredients

  • 1 part lemonade
  • 1 part apple cider
  • 1.5 ounces whiskey
  • a pinch of cinnamon

Instructions

  • Combine in a shaker with ice, shake and serve! Use some orange slices and cinnamon sticks to garnish if you want to win the hostess with the mostest award.
  • Note: The better your lemonade and cider, the better your drink will be! I like a very tart lemonade and a cider with a lot of spice. If you can't find a cider with a lot of spice, you can always simmer it with some spiced tea bags to make it more flavorful—it's a whole extra step, but sometimes good cider is hard to find.

Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson.

  • Up until now I had no idea apple cider was a non-alcoholic apple drink in the US! What could you sub it for, fresh apple juice? I don’t think we have something similar in the UK but I really fancy trying this!

  • I made this for some girlfriends the other night. We all loved it, even people who don’t normal dig whiskey!

  • Never met a whiskey cocktail I didn’t like and this one looks like one that I could love. Do you serve it hot or cold? Most likely delicious either way. Excited to try it this weekend 🙂

    Tori
    twogirlsoneoffice.com

  • I don’t think I’ve ever had whiskey but I LOVE rum. So trying this with rum!

  • I thought this was applesauce in the shot from above. Super intriguing… now I need applesauce.

  • Hi Elsie! What specific whiskey do you recommend for this cocktail? I am a whiskey newbie but think this is one of the drinks I could learn to love drinking whiskey with 🙂 The problem is, I have NO idea what kind/brand/price of whiskey to buy…

  • This is perfect for this evening just picking the last apples before the real cold comes tomorrow
    Thank you !

  • YUM looks good! I will have to dry these for a pre-dinner cocktails for my Halloween Dinner.

  • Yummy! I’m sure this tastes awesomely like fall!
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  • Ha ha, right before I finished reading the recipe, I was thinking “hope she has a whiskey substitution.” Pinning!

  • Ooo, I love this autumn inspired cocktail. I definitely will make this for my best friend’s birthday celebration at the end of the month. She’ll love it!

    Happy Thursday
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  • This sounds and looks so yummy! Anything with cinnamon or whiskey is awesome!

    http://www.printedforest.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Wow this is like a super delicious whiskey sour. Just bought some cinnamon sticks and I even have lemonade and spiced whiskey. Definitely have to try this weekend!

  • I love whiskey, I can’t wait to try this out!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

  • Oh this looks delicious! I love bourbon and apple cider, but never thought of adding lemon. Will have to try it!

  • That sounds refreshing and delicious! Often I find apple cider drinks to be too sweet–this sounds perfect!

    Lifestyle by Joules

  • That sounds awesome! Hot toddies are my JAM in the wintertime!
    xx- Elsie

  • That cocktail looks so delicious, I have to try it. Amazing post, love your photos <3

    Valentina from http://fashionwithvalentina.blogspot.com

  • Oeh dit ziet er heerlijk uit. Een gevaarlijke combinatie hoor limonade met whiskey 😉

  • Oooh. My friend turned me onto cloves in my hot toddies…I bet they would be a good addition to this too! Sorry, don’t know why I’m trying to make your (perfectly delicious sounding) four ingredient cocktail more complicated! Story of my life!

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