Clicky

10 Best Alcoholic Drinks With Apple Juice (2023 Updated)

Last Updated on December 28, 2022 by Lydia Martin

Apple juice is a fruity drink with a naturally sweet and tangy flavor. This refreshing fruit juice is a great mixer that can make a cocktail stand out.

So, if you’re looking for apple cocktails, here is our collection of recipes for alcoholic drinks with apple juice—from the most famous to some interesting apple mixed drinks. Read on.

Top 10 Alcoholic Drinks To Combine With Apple Juice

10. Apple Juice & Vodka

Glass of Apple Juice & Vodka

This apple juice and vodka combination are known as Appletini.

It’s a classic vodka cocktail from the 90s in LA and is famously known for its breezy apple flavor and vibrant color.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 2oz Vodka
  • 2oz Apple juice
  • ½oz Lime juice
  • ½oz Simple syrup
  • Apple slices (for garnish) 

Instructions: 

Fill a shaker with ice, pour the apple, lime juice, and simple syrup, and shake it. Add the vodka and shake it again.

Strain it in a chilled martini glass and serve with optional apple slices on top.

Serving: 1

9. Apple Juice & Rum

Apple Cooler cocktail glass and a jigger

Apple juice with rum makes an easy Apple Cooler cocktail.

It is a boozy version of the refreshing summer drink made of green apples, soda, and mint leaves.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 2oz White rum
  • 7oz Apple juice
  • ½oz Lemon juice (optional) 
  • 5pcs Mint leaves

Instructions: 

Add some mint leaves with white rum in a tall glass with ice. You can also use a spiced rum for a more spiced drink.

Add the apple and lemon juice, stir, and top with the other mint leaves.

Serving: 1

8. Apple Juice & Whiskey

THE APPLE JACK COCKTAIL

Its easiest and most famous cocktail version is called Apple Jack. It’s made of the famed Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey and apple juice.

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 1½oz Tennessee whiskey
  • 3oz Apple juice

Instructions: 

Shake the whiskey with the apple juice in a shaker filled with ice. Strain and serve in a cocktail glass with optional apple slices for garnish.

Serving: 1

7. Apple Juice & Bourbon

Glass of Apple Sour Bourbon cocktail

With some lemon juice and bitters added, this classic bourbon and apple juice mixture is called an Apple Sour Bourbon cocktail. 

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 1½oz Bourbon
  • 1½oz Apple juice
  • ¾oz Triple sec 
  • ¼oz Lemon juice
  • 2dashes orange bitters

Instructions: 

Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake well, and strain the mixed drink into an old-fashioned chilled glass with a large ice cube.

Serving: 1

6. Apple Juice & Apple Liqueur

Apple juice and apple liqueur with soda water make an Apple Fizz cocktail. It is an excellent bubbly and fruity cocktail, perfect for summer.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 2oz Apple liqueur
  • 4oz Apple juice
  • 1oz Soda water
  • ½oz Lime juice 

Instructions: 

Fill your glass with crushed ice, and add the apple juice, liqueur, and lime juice. Stir it well and add the soda water, then serve. 

Serving: 1

5. Apple Juice & Canadian Whisky

Canadian whisky, apple juice, and Canada’s liquid gold and favorite sweetener—maple syrup [1] make a Maple Apple cocktail.

“To begin to appreciate Canadian whisky it’s important to understand it,”

– Davin de Kergommeaux, Author/Writer

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 1½oz Canadian whisky
  • 6oz Apple juice
  • 1tbsp Maple syrup 
  • 1tsp Cinnamon
  • ½oz Lemon juice

Instructions: 

Shake the whisky, maple syrup, cinnamon, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Strain it into an ice-filled glass and top the apple juice.

Serving: 1

4. Apple Juice & Irish Whiskey

making Cloudy Apple cocktail glass drink

This apple juice and whiskey Cloudy Apple cocktail originate from one famous Irish whiskey, Jameson Irish whiskey.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 2oz Irish whiskey
  • 1oz Apple juice
  • 1oz lemon juice
  • 1oz Simple syrup 

Instructions: 

Mix whiskey, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a tall glass filled with ice, and top with the cloudy apple juice.

Serving: 1

3. Apple Juice & Tequila

Glass of  Apple Juice & Tequila

Tequila and apple juice with lime and cinnamon is a festive margarita twist called a Spiced Apple Margarita. 

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 2oz Tequila
  • 2oz Apple juice
  • ½oz lime juice
  • 1tbsp Honey 
  • 2tbsp Water
  • 1dash Cinnamon

Instructions: 

Combine honey and water to make a honey-simple-syrup in a saucepan, stir until honey dissolves in the water, then remove from heat. 

Shake the tequila, simple syrup, apple, and lime juice in a shaker. Pour it into a glass of ice, add a dash of cinnamon, then serve.

Serving: 1

2. Apple Juice & Beer

top view shot of Apple Juice & Beer glass drink

This apple juice and beer mixture is a lighter version of the Apple Cider Shandy cocktail, which uses apple cider instead of apple juice. 

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 4oz Beer (chilled)
  • 1oz Apple juice or apple cider

Instructions: 

In a beer mug or glass, pour the chilled beer and slowly add the apple juice, serve, and consume while it’s cold.

Serving: 1

1. Apple Juice & Cognac

glass of Apple Juice & Cognac on a wooden table

Cognac with apple juice can make an apple fruit juice version of the classic Cognac High Ball cocktail.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 2oz Cognac (preferably VS)
  • 3oz Apple juice
  • 1tsp Soda water (optional)

Instructions: 

Fill your rocks glass with ice, then add the VS cognac and apple juice. Stir it, add the optional teaspoon of soda water, and serve.

Serving: 1

FAQs

What does apple juice do to alcohol?

A tart yet sweet apple juice balances the alcohol taste. It imparts zesty flavors in the alcohol, making it a more delightful drink. 

Do all alcohol go well with apple juice?

Yes, all kinds of alcohol can go well with apple juice. Like other fruit juices, apple juice and apple cider can be great mixers for cocktails.

Is apple juice good after alcohol?

Yes. Some studies show that a large glass of apple juice with a little honey is good after drinking alcohol. [2] It helps you get hydrated and could cure hangovers.

Final Thoughts 

Whether you use red, green apple, or cider, this versatile fruit juice drink is a great foundation and mixer for any alcoholic drink. 

For some bubbly, fruity apple cocktails, try making Apple coolers with rum.

But if you’re looking into an extra apple flavor, use an apple liqueur and try the Apple fizz cocktail.

You can experiment and try making your apple cocktails with your favorite alcoholic drink, starting with our collection of recipes above.

References:

  1. https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/canada/articles/11-interesting-facts-about-maple-syrup/ 
  2. https://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/go-for-cereals-apple-juice-to-throw-away-hangover-694461 

Leave a Comment