1. Apple Butter Cocktail
Apple Butter Cocktail

Apple Butter Cocktail

Lauren Grier | Drinks, Apples, Relish |American

Get into the spirit of the season with this spiced seasonal drink! Mix delicious, sweet apples with dark bourbon to create a perfectly-balanced apple butter cocktail.

In this Apple Butter Bourbon Mule you'll find apple cider, bourbon, lime juice, apple butter, and ginger beer. Apple butter may sound like an odd addition to a cocktail, but it is a game changer! With a mixture of brown sugar and pumpkin spices, it's the perfect alternative to using simple syrups.

The taste is similar to a traditional Moscow Mule, but with a spicier and sweeter blend due to the addition of the apple butter. Sip your way into autumn bliss!

Apple Butter Cocktail

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 0 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1/3 cup apple cider
  • 2 tbsp apple butter
  • 4 ounces bourbon
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 12 ounces ginger beer
  • Cinnamon sticks, for garnish
  • Lime wedges, for garnish
  • Apple slices, for garnish


  1. In a large cocktail shaker add the apple cider, apple butter, bourbon, and lime juice.
  2. Shake until everything is well combined.
  3. Fill two glasses with ice. Divide the apple butter mixture between two glasses filling halfway.
  4. Next, pour the ginger beer in each glass to the rim. Garnish with cinnamon sticks, lime wedges, and apple slices.
  5. Enjoy!
Makes: 2 cocktails
Serves: 2 servings
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