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Refreshing Apple Pie Margarita Recipe (With Apple Cider)

After several trips to our local apple orchard and an abundance of apple cider, I knew we needed to create a cocktail recipe so the adults could get in on the action. Fresh apple cider is one of my favorite fall flavors and it’s the star of this Apple Pie Margarita recipe. Served on the rocks, you’ll love the refreshing fall flavors that come together in this easy cocktail recipe.

Enjoy the refreshing flavors of fall, with this Apple Pie Margarita. Using tequila and fresh apple cider, this is an absolute must make for fall! #MargaritaRecipe #Margaritas #ApplePie #FallCocktailRecipe #Cocktail

Living in the South means we have 85+ degree weather for fall. We try so hard to bring on the fall feelings, but it just isn’t the same when the humidity makes it impossible. So instead of sipping on a PSL and torturing yourself, switch to a transitional drink. 

These Apple Pie Margaritas are light and refreshing. They’ve got a smooth finish and they’re perfect to enjoy on a warmer fall day. 

Looking for more fall cocktail recipes? Pumpkin Spice Margarita is the sister recipe to this one – make both! Whiskey Apple Cider Punch is a bolder option that’s great for parties. Lastly, Apple Pie Moonshine pays honor to southern roots with grain alcohol.

Recipe intended for readers 21+ Please enjoy responsibly 

How To Make This Apple Pie Margarita Recipe

You don’t have to be an expert bartender to make great cocktails at home. This recipe is so easy that anyone can make it. The recipe makes two servings, but you can do multiple batches if you’re bartending for an at-home party. Tequila is such a great versatile alcohol, you can add other flavors to it and still get a smooth finish. It’s the base for any traditional margarita.

Sip away on these margaritas for Halloween, Thanksgiving or relaxing by the fire pit. I think of all my southern readers who love fall, like me, but are dealing with heat waves until October – this recipe is for you!

Apple Pie Margarita Recipe With Apple Cider

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How To Buy Tequila For Your Apple Pie Margarita

There are so many different types of tequila on the market. Don’t let that intimidate you! While tequila has a long and rich history, the market today makes it easy to purchase without much hassle. You no longer have to suffer from a “cheap burn” that you experienced in your college years. Upgrade your tequila choice and you’ll have better results.

Tequila comes from the blue agave plant. There are two categories: mixto and 100% agave tequila. You want to avoid the mixto versions to keep clear from the “cheap burn” aftertaste. Blanco or Reposado tequilas are a great pick for these Apple Pie Margaritas. You can purchase those types of tequilas and then decide on your price point.

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What To Buy For Your Apple Pie Margarita:

  • Apple Cider
  • Tequila
  • Grand Mariner
  • Margarita sugar or salt for the glass rim
  • Honey
  • Ice
  • Optional: Cinnamon sticks or sliced apple for decoration
Yield: 2 Servings

Apple Pie Margarita Recipe (With Apple Cider)

Apple Pie Margarita Recipe With Apple Cider

Sweet, with a little fall flavoring, this Apple Pie Margarita recipe is perfect for crisp autumn evenings. It's made with fresh apple cider.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 5 oz 100% Apple Cider
  • 1½ oz Tequila
  • 1 oz Grand Mariner
  • Margarita sugar or salt for the glass rim
  • Honey
  • Ice
  • Cinnamon sticks for decoration


  1. Dip the rim of your glass in honey and place upside down on Margarita salt. Set the glass aside. Fill your glass full with 3/4 ice.
  2. Pour liquid ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds. Pour into your prepared glass and add your cinnamon stick to garnish. Enjoy!


You can try a mulled apple cider for a spicy twist. You can also add a few dashes of apple pie seasoning for more spice.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 506mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 0g

**Nutrition is calculated by a third party. Actual values may vary.

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