Apple Juice Cocktail

Tart apples combine with sweet maple syrup and a spike of vodka for apple pie in cocktail form: the best apple juice cocktail!

Sweet Maple + Tart Apples + Zesty Lime = Refreshingly Indulgent Apple Juice Cocktail

This time of year calls for all the fun-filled cocktails! Last BB cocktail hour, we made this delicious pumpkin cocktail with all the autumn feels.

Riding on that wave of cozy cocktail goodness, I thought we’d switch things over to something equally apple-ealing: this sweetly maple, perfectly tart, and refreshingly zesty apple juice cocktail. You’ll love the balance of sweet, tart, and zest.

Ready? Let’s make this!

pouring the last drop of apple juice cocktail from the shaker into the glass

Just 5 Ingredients for The Best Apple Juice Cocktail

All you need are 5 simple ingredients to make the best ever apple juice cocktail. Check it out:

Optionally, you can also slice up an apple to create a beautiful apple garnish. 😉

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How to Make an Apple Juice Cocktail

This apple juice cocktail combines tart apple juice, sweet maple syrup, and fresh lime juice for the perfect balance of flavors. With only a few short steps, you’re on your way to sipping something special:

  • Grab your favorite cocktail shaker and fill it with ice.
  • Then, add apple juice, vodka, fresh lime juice, ground cinnamon, and pure maple syrup to the shaker. You can use something like this stainless steel jigger to easily measure the liquid ingredients.
  • Next, close the shaker and shake! Shake the contents until a layer of condensation forms on its exterior and the shaker is almost too cold to hold.
  • Strain the apple juice cocktail mixture into a cocktail glass.
  • Optionally, garnish with an apple slice skewer and a cinnamon stick. Sip and enjoy! 

What Can I Use if I’m out of Apple Juice?

Not to worry, it happens to us all—the key ingredient in a recipe isn’t in your pantry. Try substituting the apple juice in this apple juice cocktail with apple cider or sparkling apple juice.

A twist of zesty lime balances the sweetness of apple juice and cozy maple syrup, while vodka gets the fall party started! 

hand placing an apple skewer over drink

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They Sipped Apple-ly Ever After… ⭐️ 📖 ✨

And by “they,” I mean “we!” We sipped apple-ly ever after on these wonderful apple juice cocktails. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by and mixing up this fun libation with me. Be sure to take a pic and share it on Instagram, tagging @beamingbaker and #beamingbaker in your photo. I can’t wait to see it! ‘Til the next one…

Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️

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apple juice cocktail in a glass mug with apple garnish

Apple Juice Cocktail

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Tart apples combine with sweet maple syrup and a spike of vodka for apple pie in cocktail form: the best apple juice cocktail!



Apple Juice Cocktail

  • 2 ½ ounces apple juice
  • 2 ½ ounces vodka
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ to ½ ounce pure maple syrup


  • Very thinly sliced apples on a skewer—3 slices
  • Cinnamon stick



  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add all Apple Juice Cocktail ingredients: apple juice, vodka, lime juice, ground cinnamon, and maple syrup.
  3. Shake until well mixed and chilled.
  4. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with an apple slice skewer and cinnamon stick.


  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Drinks, Cocktails
  • Method: Chill
  • Cuisine: American

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