Spiced Apple Cider Holiday Mocktail


Ever since I was a child, I have fond memories of making festive holiday drinks with my mom. Made with fresh apple cider, maple syrup, and lime for a cozy Spiced Apple Cider Holiday Mocktail that is perfect for this Fall season and for creating memories to last a lifetime!

With 5 simple ingredients, this holiday cocktail is ready to go within minutes, leaving you with plenty of time to spend gathered around the table with your loved friends and family.

What ingredients do you need to make an apple cider mocktail?

  • Apple Cider
  • Orange Juice
  • Lime Juice
  • Seltzer or Sparkling Water (this helps to replicate the cocktail texture / taste)
  • Maple Syrup

How do you making a holiday mocktail?

There are two key factors that inspire my mocktails.

  1. What fruit is in season?
  2. What herbs compliment those flavors?

After answering these questions, I will play around with different combinations, adding seltzer or sparkling water to replicate that cocktail texture / taste until I have found one that I can't get enough of!

Now, it’s time to grab our aprons and begin baking deliciousness! ’till next time! xxL

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Spiced Apple Cider Holiday Mocktail

Made with fresh apple cider, maple syrup, and lime for a cozy Spiced Apple Cider Holiday Mocktail that is perfect for this Fall!



Servings: 2

  • 1 cup Apple Cider
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice, preferably fresh squeezed
  • 1/2 cup Seltzer, or more to desired taste
  • 2 tbsp. Lime Juice, preferably fresh squeezed
  • 1 tbsp. Maple Syrup

For garnishes:

  • Star Anise
  • Fresh Rosemary
  • Cinnamon Stick
  • Honeycrisp Apple, thinly sliced
  • Ice Cubes


  1. In a large glass or shaker, combine all ingredients to shake until well-mixed.
  2. Pour over two glasses filled with ice cubes. Add more seltzer water to taste.
  3. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, thinly sliced apples, fresh rosemary, and star anise. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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