The air is crisp and the leaves are starting to change. With three simple ingredients, you can enjoy a fun fall twist on seasonal cider. We’ve incorporated spicy ginger beer, sweet-tasting bourbon, and an apple cider blend to create our ginger beer cider cocktail recipe.

Our ginger beer apple cider cocktail is brisk like a fall afternoon.

To create this cocktail, we started with five ounces of ginger beer in a cocktail shaker. Simply add equal parts choice bourbon and apple cider.

Give the cocktail a small shake, just to stir the ingredients. Be cautious—ginger beer is carbonated, so a big shake will equal a big bourbon explosion! Pour the mixture into a mug of your liking over ice.

You can substitute ginger beer with ginger ale, but there is a difference. Ginger beer is actually brewed, whereas ginger ale is just carbonated water that has been flavored with ginger.

Using ginger beer will help acquire a more seasonal, full-bodied flavor in your ginger beer cider cocktail.

The same scenario applies if you desire to substitute apple cider with apple juice.

Apple cider is typically available in the fall, with a limited shelf life since it is raw apple juice that has not undergone a filtration process.

Apple juice, on the other hand, has been filtered to remove solids and pasteurized so that it will stay fresh longer.

Enjoy an apple cider cocktail while tailgating, roasting marshmallows, or prepping for trick-or-treaters.

A refreshing ginger beer cider cocktail in a mason jar glass.

ginger beer cider recipe

The air is crisp and the leaves are starting to change. With 3 simple ingredients, you can enjoy a ginger beer cider cocktail.


Yield: 2 servings
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  • 5 oz ginger beer
  • 3 oz bourbon
  • 3 oz apple cider


  • Pour ingredients into cocktail shaker.
  • Give cocktail shaker small shake, just to stir ingredients.
  • Serve drink over ice.


It takes about one-third of a bushel to make a gallon of fresh apple cider.
Calories: 158kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Sodium: 12mg, Potassium: 27mg, Sugar: 13g
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