Easy Spiked Apple Cider Cocktail

Koti Beth Designs
by Koti Beth Designs
1 glass
5 min

How to make an easy spiked apple cider cocktail. This delicious fall drink has apple cider and Crown Royal Apple for an easy and delicious drink for autumn. You can serve it hot or cold, and it's a great complement to hot apple cider for a crowd.

You'll love this apple cider cocktail because it's so easy to make! You only need two ingredients to make, but you can add some sliced apples for garnish if desired.

Even with a simple recipe, this apple cider with whiskey is versatile. You can make a hot spiked apple cider or a spiked apple cider cold.

I like to make hot apple cider for the crowd and offer the Crown Royal Apple whiskey on the side. Guests can make their own easy spiked apple cider or enjoy the cider as a nonalcoholic drink.

If you want to serve this hot spiked apple cider for a crowd, you can make it in a slow cooker. Just keep in mind that the alcohol will evaporate as it sits.

I used Crown Royal Apple to make my spiked apple cider recipe. However, you can replace it with one of the following:

  • Rum - any rum will work, but dark rum has more flavor
  • Bourbon
  • Tequila
  • Vodka - try caramel vodka or whipped cream vodka
  • Sparkling wine - try this apple cider mimosa recipe
  • Cognac

Here are some variations to try for your apple cider with Crown Royal:

  • You can start with a jug of apple cider or make easy hot apple cider or mulled apple cider.
  • For all of the flavors of fall, try a pumpkin cider recipe.
  • Make hot apple cider and whiskey in a slow cooker or spiked apple cider cold by chilling the cider before adding the alcohol.
  • You can use unflavored Crown Royal, vodka, whipped cream vodka, or a dark rum to make your spiked apple cider recipe.
  • Use star anise, cinnamon sticks, or cut apple slices for garnish.
  • Add a splash of orange juice or cut oranges for a deeper flavor.
  • Add a handful of cranberries if serving a hot spiked apple cider.

Easy Spiked Apple Cider Cocktail
Recipe details
  • 1  glass
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 5 min
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  • 8 ounces apple cider
  • 1 ounce Crown Royal Apple whiskey
  • Ice

Fill a glass with ice.
Add the Crown Apple.
Fill with apple cider.
  • For a crowd, use 8 cups of apple cider and 1 cup of apple whiskey.
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