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Fall Apple Cider Margarita Recipe

two apple cider margaritas next to a pitcher of margaritas next to apples, limes, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, and rosemary

With apple cider as the star of the show here (and a few really special garnishes), this margarita recipe is such a fun, festive take on the classic citrus cocktail!

Ingredients

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For 2 servings:

  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup of tequila
  • 1/4 cup Grand Marnier
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons agave nectar (optional, for a sweeter margarita)
  • 1 lime wedge, for dampening the rim for the sugar (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar, for the rim (optional)
  • fresh apple slices, for serving (optional)
  • cinnamon sticks, for serving (optional)
  • fresh rosemary sprigs, for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. Mix the apple cider, tequila, Grand Marnier, lime juice, and agave (if using) together, and taste for sweetness. If needed, add more agave.
  2. Rub the lime wedge over the rim of each glass, roll in the brown sugar, and tap off the excess.
  3. Fill each glass with ice and pour in the margarita. Garnish with the optional apple slices, cinnamon, and rosemary, and serve!

Notes

For 1 serving:

  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup of tequila
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar (optional, for a sweeter margarita)
  • 1 lime wedge, for dampening the rim for the sugar (optional)
  • 1 teaspoons brown sugar, for the rim (optional)
  • fresh apple slices, for serving (optional)
  • cinnamon stick, for serving (optional)
  • fresh rosemary sprig, for serving (optional)

For a pitcher (8 servings):

  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 4 cups of tequila
  • 2 cups Grand Marnier
  • 2 cups fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon agave nectar (optional, for a sweeter margarita)
  • 1 lime wedge, for dampening the rim for the sugar (optional)
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon brown sugar, for the rim (optional)
  • fresh apple slices, for serving (optional)
  • cinnamon sticks, for serving (optional)
  • fresh rosemary sprigs, for serving (optional)

Keywords: apple cider margarita