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Highball glasses of Spicy Apple Margaritas garnished with sliced apple and a cinnamon stick.

Spicy Apple Cider Margaritas


Just in time for your Thanksgiving celebrations, this Spicy Apple Cider Margarita has all the fall flavors you want in a holiday cocktail, plus tequila and Fireball for a spicy cinnamon note.



For the cinnamon sugar rim:

  • 1 tablespoon coarse turbinado sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

For the cocktail:

  • 3 ounces Reposado Tequila
  • ½ cup apple cider
  • ½ ounce Fireball or cinnamon schnapps
  • Splash of fresh lime juice
  • Cinnamon sugar for the rim
  • Ice
  • Sliced apple, for garnish
  • Cinnamon sticks, for garnish


Make the cinnamon-sugar rim:

Combine the turbinado sugar and cinnamon on a small, flat plate.  Set aside.

Take a wedge of lime and run it around the rim of a margarita glass or highball glass.

Dip the edge of the glass into the cinnamon sugar until the rim of the glass is entirely covered with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.  Set aside.

For the cocktail:

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.

Pour in the tequila, apple cider, Fireball, and lime juice.  Shake until the outside of the cocktail shaker is icy cold.

Strain into the margarita glass.

Add ice to the glass and garnish with sliced apple and a cinnamon stick.

Serve immediately.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Starters - Cocktails
  • Method: Shake
  • Cuisine: American

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