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What To Mix With Crown Apple: 8 Popular Mixers (2024)

What To Mix With Crown Apple

Crown Royal Apple is a type of Crown Royal whiskey infused with natural apple flavors. It is smooth and sweet, with a slightly spicy finish. 

It can be enjoyed on its own, but mixing it with cocktails gives a different level of satisfaction.

If you’re looking for what to mix with Crown Apple, I explored the best mixers that dance harmoniously with this fine whisky.

Top 8 Mixers for Crown Apple

8. Cranberry Juice

glass of cranberry juice with moint leaves

The apple flavor is said to be a perfect complement to cranberry juices.

Cranberry juice is tart and tangy, and when I tried mixing it, it paired well with the sweet and fruity flavors of Crown Apple.

“Cocktails are the perfect blend of science and art.” – Ryan Chetiyawardana, Professional Bartender

The cranberry juice helps cut through the sweetness of the apple whiskey, creating a balanced and refreshing drink you should try.

Crown Apple Cocktail Recipe

Prep Time: 3-5 minutes

Total Time: 3-5 minutes


  • 1.5 oz Crown Royal Regal Apple
  • 0.75 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 0.75 oz maple syrup (preferably Grade B)
  • Slice of Apple (optional)

Instructions: Shake all ingredients with ice, then strain them into a chilled glass. Garnish with a slice of apple, if desired.


7. Lemon-Lime Soda

2 glasses of Lemon-lime soda on a red table

Lemon-lime soda is a good mixer because it has a light, refreshing flavor that can be easily blended with the apple notes from Crown Apple.

Additionally, I noticed that the carbonation in lemon-lime sodas can help to add a bit of fizziness and body to the mix.

The result is tart and sweet with a strong apple flavor. The Crown Royal provides a smooth, slightly sweet taste that compliments the tartness of the lemon-lime soda.

Crown Apple Cranberry Cooler Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1.5 oz Crown Apple Whisky
  • 3 oz Lemon Lime Soda
  • 2 oz Cranberry Juice
  • Fresh apple slices for garnish


Start by filling a cocktail glass with ice. Then, pour in 1.5 oz of Crown Apple Whisky.

Follow this with 3 oz of Lemon Lime Soda and 2 oz of Cranberry Juice. Give the mixture a gentle stir.

Top it off with fresh apple slices for a delightful garnish. Sip and savor the cool blend of flavors in this vibrant cocktail.

Serving: 1

6. Vanilla Whiskey 

man opening a bottle of Crown Royal Vanilla Whisky

Vanilla whiskey is a good mixer because it has a smooth, mellow flavor that can be easily paired with other liquors. It also has a smooth texture that makes it easy to drink.

Crown Royal Regal Apple and vanilla whiskey is a delicious mix of two great flavors. The vanilla whiskey gives the drink a smooth, rich taste, while the Crown Apple adds a touch of sweetness and tartness. 

Apple Pie A La Mode Whisky Cocktail

Prep Time: 2 mins

Total Time: 2 mins


  • 0.75 oz. Crown Royal Vanilla
  • 0.75 oz. Crown Royal Regal Apple


To create this masterpiece, pour 0.75 oz. of Crown Royal Vanilla Whisky and 0.75 oz. of Crown Royal Regal Apple Whisky into a shot glass.

With this harmonious combination, you’re in for a sensational experience.

Serving: 1

5. Rumchata

man holding a bottle of Rum Chata

Rumchata contains no artificial flavors or colors, and its unique flavor profile pairs well with a variety of different drinks and can help to enhance the flavors of those ingredients. [1]

Crown Royal Regal Apple mixed with Rumchata tastes like a tart and sweet apple pie.

The cinnamon and nutmeg flavors from the Rumchata complement the apples in the Crown Royal, while the creamy texture of the Rumchata adds a smoothness to the drink.

Apple Pie Shots

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 refrigerated pie crust
  • Dark corn syrup
  • 1-ounce RumChata
  • 2 ounces of Apple Whiskey


For Rimming The Glass:

Dip the rims of 3-ounce shot glasses into the syrup, then roll in the crumbled pie crust.

For the Shot:

Pour 1 ounce of RumChata into the bottom of a prepared shot glass.

Slowly pour 2 ounces of Apple Whiskey over the back of a spoon into the glass, allowing it to layer over the RumChata gently.


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4. Apple Cider

pouring bottle of apple cider vinegar on a glass

Crown Royal Regal Apple is the perfect addition to your fall cocktail repertoire.

The apple cider mix brings the sweetness of apples to the table, while the Crown Royal provides a smooth and sophisticated taste.

I added a splash of Crown Royal Regal Apple to the apple cider and gave it a delicious, crisp flavor that will surely please any palate.

Warm Spiced Apple Crown Royal Cocktail

Prep Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 30 mins


  • 2 oz Crown Royal Apple
  • 4 cups Apple Cider
  • 6 Sticks of Cinnamon
  • 4 Tablespoons Nutmeg
  • 10 Cloves
  • Orange Zest
  • Orange twist


Combine cinnamon, nutmeg, orange zest, cloves, and apple cider/juice in a pot or slow cooker. Simmer and stir this aromatic blend for 15-30 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.

Afterward, strain out and discard the solids, preserving the fragrant liquid. Keep it hot and ready for your concoction.

In a mug, carefully measure 2 oz of Crown Royal Apple. Combine it with 4 oz of your freshly prepared Hot Spiced Apple Mix.

Garnish your cocktail with an elegant orange twist to add a final flourish.

Serving: 1

Read: Our Favorite Peach Crown Mixers

3. Bitters & Sugar Cubes 

3 glasses of old fashioned cocktail

The Crown Royal Old Fashioned Cocktail is a classic whiskey cocktail that combines the smooth taste of Crown Royal, bitters, and sugar cubes.

This easy-to-make recipe can be enjoyed any time of day or night.

I like that the bitterness of the bitters pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the sugar cubes, and the apples provide a refreshing and fruity flavor- an awesome twist to a classic thing.

Apple Old Fashioned Cocktail

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes


  • 2 ounces of Crown Apple
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar or 1 sugar cube
  • 1/2 teaspoon water
  • 5-10 dashes of orange bitters (such as Fee Brothers)
  • 1 strip of orange zest
  • 2 cocktail cherries for garnish


Place 1/2 teaspoon of sugar (or a sugar cube) in a lowball glass. Sprinkle it with 5-10 dashes of orange bitters until fully saturated.

Add a thick strip of orange zest to the mix. Muddle these ingredients with a muddler or spoon for about a minute, ensuring the sugar dissolves completely.

Introduce 2 ounces of apple whiskey, stir, and add ice to the glass. Top it off with 2 cocktail cherries.


2. Fresh Lemon Juice

glass of freshly squeezed lemon juice on a top of wooden table

The Crown Apple Sour is a tart and tangy mix with a strong apple flavor. The apple flavor is not too sweet, but it is definitely there. The fresh lemon juice itself is extremely refreshing and has a nice balance of sweetness and tartness.

The combination has a strong lemon flavor with a hint of sweetness. It is refreshing and tart, making it a perfect summertime drink.

Crown Royal Apple Sour

Prep Time: 3 mins

Total Time: 3 mins


  • 2 oz Crown Royal Apple
  • 1½ oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 oz aquafaba (or 1 fresh egg white)
  • ¾ oz Gala Apple & Cinnamon Maple Syrup
  • 4 or 5 drops Angostura bitters
  • Apple slices, for garnish


Combine 2 oz of Crown Royal Apple, 1½ oz of freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1 oz of aquafaba (or a fresh egg white), and ¾ oz of Gala Apple & Cinnamon Maple Syrup in a cocktail shaker.

Shake the mixture, strain, and pour into a glass. Add 4 or 5 drops of Angostura bitters onto the drink’s surface.

Complete your creation by garnishing it with apple slices.

Serving: 1

1. Simple Syrup Mint Leaves

a glass of mint leaves syrup

Simple syrup is a good mixer for Crown Apple because it is a concentrated form that dissolves easily in liquids. It also has a neutral flavor, so it does not alter the drink’s taste.

The Crown Royal Apple Mint Julep is one of the most refreshing drinks you can have on a hot summer day. The mint and apple flavors are a perfect complement to the smooth taste of Crown Royal Whiskey.

Crown Royal Apple Mint Julep

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1.5 – 2 oz Crown Royal Apple Whisky
  • 4-5 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 1.5 oz Simple Syrup
  • 2 drops Angostura Bitters (optional)
  • Sprig of Mint for garnish


Muddle 4-5 fresh mint leaves and 1.5 oz simple syrup and pour 1.5 – 2 oz Crown Royal Apple Whisky.

Fill 2/3 of the cup with crushed ice and stir. Top with more crushed ice.

Garnish with a sprig of mint.

“Crown Apple: Sip the orchard’s charm, crafted for your glass pleasure.” – Liquor Laboratory 



Is Crown Royal Apple strong?

Crown Royal Apple is not a particularly strong drink. It has an alcohol content of about 35%, similar to most other fruit-flavored alcoholic beverages and lower than the average strong whiskey category.

What is best to mix Crown Apple with?

Crown Apple can be mixed with various drinks, including soda, juice, and alcohol, depending on your preference.

Some popular options include ginger ale, lemonade, or even just sparkling water. Here’s what to do with your Crown Royal bag.

Can Crown Apple be mixed with other ingredients? 

Yes! Crown Apple can be mixed with a variety of ingredients to create delicious cocktails, enhancing its apple flavor and creating unique drink experiences.

What are some popular mixers for Crown Apple?

 Popular mixers for Crown Apple include ginger ale, cranberry juice, lemon-lime soda, iced tea, apple cider, or simply enjoyed with a splash of club soda or on the rocks.

What is the best soda to mix with Crown Royal Apple?

Sprite is the best soda to mix with Crown Royal Apple. Sprite complements the whiskey’s apple notes, creating a refreshingly bubbly concoction. With a hint of citrus and sweetness, this combo is a delightful choice for those who enjoy a lighter and zesty libation.

Are there any classic cocktails that feature Crown Apple as a main ingredient? 

While Crown Apple is a relatively new addition to the Crown Royal lineup, creative mixologists have developed cocktails like the Crown Apple Fizz, Apple Martini, Royal Flush, and Apple Mule that feature Crown Apple as a star ingredient.

Can I create my own Crown Apple cocktails?

Absolutely! Experiment with different ingredients like fruit juices, flavored syrups, and garnishes to create your own unique Crown Apple cocktails tailored to your taste preferences.

Do Crown Apple cocktails require special equipment or ingredients?

No, Crown Apple cocktails typically require just a shaker, glassware, ice, Crown Apple, and other ingredients like mixers or garnishes, which are readily available at most liquor stores and supermarkets.


Many different types of mixers can be used to make simple Crown apple whiskey cocktails, but the ones listed above are some of our personal favorites.

Simple syrup [2] stands tall because of its own unique flavors that complement the taste of Crown Royal Apple.

Experiment with different combinations. No matter your preference, there is sure to be a mixer that will suit your needs.


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