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Autumn Gin Cocktail

Apple Gin Cocktail has the perfect mix of sweet and slightly tart. Can be made ahead of time for any holiday get together. Super easy to make, this smooth and cozy cocktail comes together with ingredients you have on hand, plus gin. Easy to customize to your flavor liking.
Prep Time9 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cider, cocktail, gin
Servings: 2
Author: Lora


  • 4 ounces dry gin
  • 4 ounces apple cider
  • 1 ounce lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 1/2 ounce maple syrup or you can use honey
  • 1 ounce of soda water
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Garnish: apple slices and/or lemon twist


  • Fill a shaker (or a pitcher) with ice. Add in the gin, apple cider, freshly squeezed lemon juice, maple syrup, and ground cinnamon.
  • Shake or stir vigorously until chilled, about 10 seconds (more or less).
  • Pour the drink over a strainer into two cocktail glasses filled with ice.
  • Top off each glass with a 1/2 an ounce of soda (or a little bit more…it shouldn’t be watered down with soda, so use to your taste).
  • Garnish with apple or lemon slices. Garnish with apple slices or lemon slices.
  • Enjoy responsibly!


To taste: The beauty of making a cocktail is you could make it less or more strong in the flavors. Add more gin if you like a stiffer drink. Use less, if you prefer something lighter. I always add more cinnamon, as I love the flavor. Again, use more or less cinnamon, whatever is your spice preference.
Large batch: You could double or triple the recipe, depending how many you need. It could be served in a pitcher or even a party punch bowl.