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Using apple juice as a mixer or add in to your drink results in a light fruity flavor and a delicious cocktail. If you are looking for a light and refreshing dall drink try out some of these apple juice cocktails.
The Best Apple Juice Cocktails
As you may know, apple juice is simply the juice that you get from pressing apples. It has a light, sweet and fruity apple flavor.
Note: apple juice and apple cider are very similar drinks. The main difference being apple cider is unfiltered and unsweetened. So, if you have a favorite cocktail that calls for apple cider you can also add an apple juice instead most of the time.
Although apples are commonly associated with fall, the refreshing nature of these drinks makes most of them perfect for most any season.
From simple two ingredients highballs to more elaborate and equally delicious margaritas here is a list of delicious apple juice cocktails.
What can apple juice is a very simple and easy to make two ingredient highball. You simply need vodka and apple juice.
The light sweet refreshing apple flavor of the apple juice mixes well with the almost tasteless vodka with the vodka adding just a bite as it goes down.
If you’re looking for a one more complex tasting cocktail try out this rum and apple juice. You can use any kind of rum including coconut rum, white rum or dark rum. However, our favorite rum to add with apple juice is spiced rum.
The warm and complex spiced flavor of spiced rum adds a nice dimension to the light refreshing fruity flavor of the apple juice. This one is super easy to put together simply add 2 oz of rum, 4 oz of apple juice and stir them together.
If you’re looking for an apple juice cocktail with apple juices highlighted, try out this tequila and apple juice. The tequila does add a little bit of a sweet bite to the light refreshing apple juice flavor. However, it really lets the apple juice shine.
Again, this is a simple two ingredient highball and is made simply by adding 2 oz of tequila to 4 oz of apple juice and stirring well.
This cocktail is similar and flavor complexity to a rum and apple juice. The flavor profile of the whiskey with caramel, vanilla and okay undertones mixes well and adds a nice level of flavor to the apple juice.
You can use any type of whiskey in this cocktail, some of our favorites are bourbon or Irish whiskey due to their smoothness that mixes well with the juice.
Gin and apple juice has a complex flavor profile due to the pine and botanicals in the gin as they sit on top of the light refreshing out of flavor in the juice.
This is again and easy to make two ingredient highball. You need 2 oz of gin, 4 oz of apple juice and stir them together well.
If you love apple pie, you have to try this one out, it tastes like apple pie, but made into a cocktail. This apple pie drink with vodka comes with a graham cracker pie crust rim, and is not overly sweet, but is refreshing.
You only need 4 main ingredients for the actual drink and then a few extra for the garnish and rim.
This cocktail is so refreshing and delicious. It only uses 4 ingredients all of which are pretty common. The typical margarita flavors of lime and tequila are present, but mix well with the light apple flavor. This is the perfect cocktail for the fall time.
Apple Juice Cocktail FAQ
Is apple juice a good mixer for rum?
Yes, apple juice is a good mixer for rum. Any rum mixes well with apple juice. However, a spiced rum adds a robust warm flavor profile to the light refreshing apples it is particularly tasty.
What type of apple juice is best for cocktails?
The best type of apple juice to use for cocktails is a pure freshly pressed apple juice. However, any apple juice does work fine including apple juice cocktail.
Also, keep in mind, as mentioned above that apple cider can also typically be substituted in for apple juice. Apple cider tends to have a lighter less sweet flavor.
What type of alcohol is best with apple juice?
Well you truly can use any type of alcohol to mix with apple juice, the darker liquors such as whiskey and spiced rum tend to add more warm spicy flavors to the apple juice which mix particularly well.
Does tequila mix well with apple juice?
Yes, tequila mixes well with apple juice. The resulting cocktail is flavorful and sweet while still heavily highlighting the apple juice flavor