Meg + Matcha

Apple Cider Gin Margarita

The perfect Fall cocktail made with fresh apple cider and a cinnamon sugar rim.

This apple cider gin margarita or margatini is a Autumn twist on a classic margarita. It's made with fresh apple cider and garnished with rosemary and a smoking cinnamon stick.


Cinnamon, sugar, coarse salt, gin, orange liqueur, apple cider, lime juice, and maple syrup.

Mix together sugar with cinnamon and salt in a bowl. Rub a lime wedge around the rim of a glass and place it upside down in sugar mixture. Twist so the sugar sticks to the rim.

Step 1

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Then, add the gin, orange liqueur, lime juice, apple cider, and maple syrup.

Step 2

Close the cocktail shaker and shake well for 30 seconds to combine the flavors. The shaker will feel super cold.

Step 3

Fill your glass ¾ of the way with ice. Gently drop the ice in so the cinnamon sugar doesn't get knocked off the rim. Then, strain or pour in the margarita.

Step 4

Garnish the cocktail with a thin apple slice, lime wheel, rosemary sprig, star anise, and cinnamon stick. Light the cinnamon stick on fire (carefully!) for a smoky effect if desired.

Step 5

Enjoy your delicious apple cider cocktail! Want to make these? Check out the full recipe at:

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