Apple Cider Gin Rickey

Apple Cider Gin Rickey


This festive Fall cocktail is mildly sweet and so easy to make. Whip up this Apple Cider Gin Rickey for the adults at your next bonfire or Halloween party. 


A Fabulous Fall Cocktail

If you are looking for the quintessential ingredient for October it’s got to be pumpkin. No- the other one! 😂 APPLES! 

This simple adult drink features apple cider for a sweet cinnamony flavor. It mixes so well with the dry gin for a cocktail that isn’t too sugary. Yay Fall! 


Two Apple Cider Gin Rickeys garnished with apple slices and a sprig of fresh thyme



  • Apple Cider Tart with deep apple flavor, cider is the perfect flavor for fall.
  • Gin –  The herbal notes in gin lend themselves to the sweetness of the cider, making you keep on sippin.
  • Club Soda– What’s better than a fizzy drink?! 
  • Lime –  The citrus of lime juice brightens up the flavors and awakens your senses. 
  • Apple –   Garnishing with a slice of apple, dresses this drink up and also gives you a little crunchy snack for after!


Sliced apple on a cutting board next to the ingredients for an apple Cider Gin Rickey cocktail


FAQ & Apple Cider Gin Rickey Tips:

  • Is there a substitute for club soda? 

    • Yes. Alternatively you can use seltzer water, mineral water, or even possibly flavored water instead. But we would recommend if there is a flavor, stick to lemon or lime.
  • Can you use apple juice instead of apple cider? 

    • Yup. Apple Cider is prepared by mashing apples similar to apple sauce but apple juice is filtered to remove pulp and sediment and then it is pasteurized to extend its shelf-life. Additionally, because apple cider is often unpasteurized, the naturally occurring yeast can cause fermentation which can make the cider slightly fizzy. Either will work! 
  • Stir well. 

    • Due to the fact that apple cider is heavier than gin, this drink will begin to separate. Although it looks awesome when layered, we recommend always giving it a quick stir or shake before enjoying so the flavors all meld together.
  • Make it fancy!

    • To give your drink a little pizzazz, we suggest adding a fun garnish. A slice of apple, a sprig of fresh thyme, or a cinnamon stick gives a festive twist or you can add a lime wedge like a traditional gin rickey cocktail. 



With Fall festivities arriving, make them all the more enjoyable with this easy seasonal cocktail. Cheers! 🥃

Finally, if you have made this gin rickey recipe, we would love to hear what you think! Please comment down below  and be sure to rate the recipe. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thanks so much!


Ingredients for an apple cider gin rickey cocktail on marble  Sliced apple and lime on a wood cutting board

Squeezing lime juice from a fresh lime into the gin rickey glass  Topping the apple cider gin rickey with club soda

An Apple Cider Gin Rickey cocktail garnished with fresh apple and thyme  An Apple Cider Gin Rickey cocktail


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An Apple Cider Gin Rickey cocktail garnished with fresh apple and thyme

Apple Cider Gin Rickey

  • Author: Meatless Makeovers
  • Prep Time: 3 min.
  • Cook Time: 0 min.
  • Total Time: 3 min.
  • Yield: 2 Drinks 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: Stir
  • Cuisine: American


A seasonal drink with a unique flavor combination. This Apple Cider Gin Rickey is mildly sweet and a fun alternative to a classic G & T!


  • 4 oz. Apple Cider
  • 1 Lime (Halved, Juice)
  • 4 oz. Gin
  • 4 oz. Club Soda
  • 1 Apple (Sliced, Optional Garnish)
  • 2 Sprigs Fresh Thyme (Optional Garnish)


  1. Add ice to two highball glasses.
  2. Pour 2 oz. of cider into each glass. Then, squeeze the juice of half a lime into each glass.
  3. Next, pour 2 oz. of gin into each glass.Then, slowly pour 2 oz. of club soda into each glass. 
  4. Finally garnish with sliced apple, fresh thyme and cinnamon sticks if desired. Enjoy!


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Keywords: Apple Cider Cocktail, Apple Cider Gin Rickey, Fall Cocktail


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