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Side view of apple cider old fashioned. Glass set on a square of brown burlap on a black background, with half an apple in the background
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Apple Cider Old Fashioned

This Apple Cider Old Fashioned is fall in a glass. Belly-warming bourbon is balanced out with sweet apple cinnamon flavors for your new favorite fall cocktail.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 Drink
Calories 171 kcal
Author Liz


Ingredients for the Cocktail

  • orange peel
  • 1 1/2 tsp. brown sugar cinnamon simple syrup (link above)
  • 2 oz. apple cider
  • 1 1/2 oz. bourbon
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • ice
  • apple slice, cinnamon stick, or additional orange peel optional, as a garnish


  1. In a highball glass, muddle orange peel and simple syrup to release flavors.

  2. Add cider, bourbon, bitter and ice. Stir gently.

  3. Garnish with an apple slice, cinnamon stick, or additional piece of orange peel, if desired. Serve immediately.