Spiced Rum Apple Cider Cocktail


Spiced Rum Apple Cider Cocktail on a wooden board with rum and apples in the background

This Spiced Rum Apple Cider Cocktail is absolutely delicious, super easy and tastes like fall in a glass! You’re going to LOVE this ultra refreshing and cozy cocktail!

Happy Hump Day!

I figured we are nearly done with September and that’s deserving of a cocktail, don’t you think? I mean, we’ve survived this much of this insanely horrible year and we’re nearly down another crappy month! Time to celebrate by day-drinking!

I’m usually not a big fan of seasonal cocktails or adult beverages only because I am so picky and limited in my alcohol choices. I’ll be honest, I can pretty much only drink rum, Moscato wine, or a hard cider and that’s about it. Anything else and I’ll have an angry headache or worse. Don’t even get me started on tequila or vodka. I shudder to even think of those two!

So yeah, I’m a grandma baby. A baby grandma. I can only drink rum or intensely sweet dessert wine; sue me.

I also find that a lot of restaurants don’t have an ample rum menu. What, is rum like a peasant drink or something? Because it’s my absolute reach-for-it-everytime FAVORITE. I think it is the far superior liquor and it is a shame that restaurants don’t have more rum-based drinks.

Anyway, enough of my rum ramblings! Time to talk about this Spiced Rum Apple Cider Cocktail!

Apple Cider Spiced Rum Cocktail on wood background with rum and apples in background

This bad boy is made with all the delicious things about fall with plenty of apple, spice, and rummy goodness. The cocktail is super simple to make: spiced apple cider, spiced rum, and hard apple cider. You can add in lemon or orange bitters if you’d like, but I like this with its pure apple flavor. If you’re feeling really fancy, you can splash in 1/2 oz of cinnamon schnapps or Fireball!

I’m longing for the days when I can sip this on my balcony while reading a book and curled up in a cozy blanket. Fall weather, come to me!

Photo of author pouring apple cider beer into a cocktail glassSpicy, sweet, cozy and such a delicious fall drink!!

Aerial shot of apple cider cocktail on wood background with apples

*adapted from Honey and Birch

Spiced Rum Apple Cider Cocktail

This Spiced Rum Apple Cider Cocktail is SO refreshing, comes together easily and tastes like fall in a glass! Only a few simple ingredients for this mouthwatering, cozy cocktail!

Prep Time5 mins

Total Time5 mins

Course: Cocktails, Drinks

Cuisine: American

Servings: 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 oz spiced rum such as Captain Morgan
  • 1/2 cup spiced apple cider prepared, or see Note to make your own
  • 1/2 cup hard apple cider
  • 1/2 oz cinnamon schnapps/Fireball optional
  • Cinnamon sticks and star anise, for garnish optional

Instructions

  • Fill a highball or rocks glass with ice. Add in the spiced rum and top with the spiced apple cider; stir with a cocktail spoon to combine. Top with hard apple cider to fill. If you’re using cinnamon schnapps/Fireball, add it when you add in the spiced rum and apple cider. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and a star anise, if desired.

Notes

Since apple cider is one of the star ingredients, I recommend using a really high quality apple cider. Splurge for the good stuff!
To make your own spiced apple cider, simply take regular apple cider and place it in a mason jar. To it add 2 cinnamon sticks, 2 star anise, and a couple of cloves. Cover, shake and let refrigerate for at least an hour. Strain to use.
This was tested with Angry Orchard hard apple cider and Captain Morgan spiced rum.

Super closeup of an apple cider cocktail with green apple in backgroundI absolutely love how cozy and refreshing this spiced cocktail is and I know you’ll love it too!

Spiced Rum Apple Cider Cocktail photo collage

Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

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