Seasonal Sipper: The Apple Cider Margarita You Have to Try

apple cider margarita recipe
Photo: Sarah Love

We're obsessing over this apple cider margarita. Thanks to a sweet mix of tequila and fresh apple cider, this drink is part summer, part fall and all sorts of perfect.

What You'll Need:

  • Grand Marnier
  • Gold Tequila (we used the 1800 brand)
  • Apple cider
  • Orange juice
  • Ground cinnamon (plus a few cinnamon sticks as a garnish)
  • Pure cane sugar
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Sliced oranges and apples

The Nest Apple Cider Margarita Recipe

The Nest Apple Cider Margarita Recipe

Step 1: Pour out one shot each of both Grand Marnier and tequila, and add to a cocktail shaker.

The Nest Apple Cider Margarita Recipe

Step 2: Add a half a cup of cider and a splash of orange juice to the mix. Not a big fan of OJ? It's okay to take it out completely -- just don't forget the cider!

The Nest Apple Cider Margarita Recipe

Step 3: Add a sprinkle of cinnamon and shake to combine.

The Nest Apple Cider Margarita Recipe

Step 4: Before pouring, run an orange wedge around the rim of a glass and dip into a cinnamon-sugar mixture to give your marg a super-sweet rim. (One tablespoon each of both sugar and cinnamon should do.)

The Nest Apple Cider Margarita Recipe

Step 5: Pour your apple cider margarita over ice and garnish with either an apple or orange wedge. Add a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice and serve. Cheers!

All photography by Sarah Love

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