Spiced Apple Cider Mules

Hap-happy Friday!

This week has been a busy one after getting back from vacation last Friday. Getting caught up at work, unpacking, getting the apartment clean, and trying to get back in a workout routine made the week go by lightening fast! I’m trying to savor as much as October as possible, but I feel like the month is just whizzing by!

We were supposed to go to a friends cabin this weekend, but Thomas ended up having a big flight test come up earlier than expected, so now we are just going to have a quiet weekend at home. While he’s studying, I want to go explore some different neighborhoods in Portland, do a little shopping (I want some cute new props for pictures), and maybe have a picnic somewhere when he needs a study break since it’s going to be such beautiful weather! And you know what would be perfect for a picnic?


t’s basically Fall in a glass which is all I want this time of year. Bourbon, cinnamon whiskey, apple cider, and apple juice? Strong: YES, delicious: YES, goes down like water: YES, YES, YES. I like pouring all the ingredients in a mason jar and giving it a quick little shake before pouring it into the copper mug. I’m not sure, that might be a no-no in a bartenders eyes, but I thought it worked great since everything was mixed so well!

Have a great weekend ya’ll. I hope it’s filled with these mules, and all the cozy Fall Halloween-y things!

Spiced Apple Cider Mules


– 3-4 Oz of apple juice
-4 Oz of hard apple cider
-1 Oz of bourbon
-1 Oz of cinnamon whiskey (I used Fireball, but any kind will do!
-crushed ice, cinnamon sticks, apple slices, and rosemary if you want to add a little greenery for garnish

  1. In a copper mug fill with crushed ice and pour all of the ingredients in a mason jar and stir, or pour all ingredients directly in the mug.

  2. Finish cocktail off with a garnish of lime wedges, cinnamon sticks and apple slices. Drink up!


  1. October 22, 2018 / 8:54 pm

    These mules are so pretty! I need to get myself some copper cups. Cocktails just look prettier (and taste more delicious) in them.

    • October 24, 2018 / 1:32 am

      Agreed! Things always taste better when they’re out of pretty cups 🙂

  2. October 22, 2018 / 10:40 pm

    Ooooh this looks perfect for fall dinners! Might need to add this to my Thanksgiving menu! The rosemary is a really nice touch!

    • October 24, 2018 / 1:32 am

      This would be great as a fun Thanksgiving dinner drink!

  3. October 23, 2018 / 3:52 am

    oh that sounds tummy-warming delish!!!

  4. October 23, 2018 / 9:23 pm

    Such a great cocktail for fall! Love the garnishes too. So pretty!

  5. October 23, 2018 / 10:18 pm

    Great minds must think alike! I just made cider moscow mules last week too! Mine have vodka in them rather than whisky, but I love how you switched things up a bit. They are absolutely gorgeous too!

    • October 24, 2018 / 1:34 am

      That’s awesome! Tis’ the season for a good cider cocktail. I’ll have to check your out since I have a bottle of vodka hanging out in the freezer right now 🙂

  6. October 24, 2018 / 8:49 am

    I was just eyeing a pie recipe made with apple cider. This might be the perfect accompaniment for the main course!

  7. October 24, 2018 / 5:43 pm

    I love a good bourbon drink year-round but these look particularly good for fall!

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