Fall mocktails are the simply the best. With a beautiful combination of apple, mint, cinnamon and ginger, you'll enjoy sipping this drink all season long.
Are you looking for the perfect Fall mocktails? You’ve found my best recipe!
This drink is a lovely balance of crisp apple and hearty ginger. Apple and ginger really are a match made in heaven.
With the addition of cinnamon, mint and apple cider vinegar to give it a little kick, you're in for a treat with this recipe.
Plus it's non alcoholic so it's perfect for kids, pregnancy or any occasion you choose not to drink.
These flavors are perfect for Autumn, but I’d be happy to drink it anytime. My easy homemade apple cider is another perfect seasonal drink.
This mocktail is:
Easy: with easy to access ingredients and a simple method to make, this alcohol free cocktail can be made by almost anyone.
Fast: if you are looking for a mocktail that can be made quickly, this recipe is a great choice.
A perfect Fall color: I love that it looks like a Fall color, with a gorgeous brown/orange tinge. If you want to make it look even more in season, try garnishing with a dried citrus wheel.
It just tastes so good: have I mentioned that yet? No? Ok I’ll say it now – this drink is simply divine to sip on, with the perfect balance of apple and ginger.
Ingredients you’ll need
Still apple cider – obviously I’m talking about the non alcoholic version given this is a mocktail. Go for one with no added sugar, because the ginger ale sweetens it up enough.
Lime juice – I always choose freshly squeezed where possible, so I know exactly what’s in it. Plus, it just tastes better. If you only have access to bottled, of course that’s fine too.
Mint – again, fresh is best. I’m lucky that mint grows like a weed in my garden all year round! Tip: clap the mint together in your hands to release some of the oils before you put it into the shaker.
Apple cider vinegar (also known as the secret ingredient) – the issue we run into time and time again with alcohol free cocktails, is that when you lose the alcohol, the bite and 'zing' often goes with it.
By using vinegars and/or bitters, we can get that kick back! Apple cider vinegar is a by-product of alcohol, so it can be used as a spirit replacement.
Go easy with ACV because it’s quite strong. I recommend a half a teaspoon to start, then you can always add a little more at the end if you like.
Powdered cinnamon – seriously, does anything scream Fall like the taste and smell of cinnamon? A powdered version from the supermarket is perfect for this.
You won't need a lot, just a pinch will do. You can always add a little more at the end if you wish.
Ginger ale – I used diet ginger ale in my recipe to reduce the calories, but you can choose whichever one you prefer.
If you prefer ginger beer, it will change the flavour profile slightly because it's a lot stronger. I tried both and the ginger ale is the clear winner for me.
How to make it
These Fall mocktails could not be easier!
Simply add the apple cider, lime juice, mint leaves, cinnamon, apple cider vinegar and a few ice cubes together to a shaker.
If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, anything with a tight lid will work – I like using a mason jar or drink bottle.
Shake for about 20-30 seconds until the ingredients are combined.
Garnish with a cinnamon stick, mint or a citrus wheel - and that's it!
I hope you enjoy this delicious Fall mocktail as much as I enjoyed creating it.
Apple Ginger Fizz For Fall
- 3 oz still apple cider
- 1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
- 6 mint leaves
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- Pinch powdered cinnamon
- 3 oz ginger ale
- Place apple cider, lime juice, cinnamon, apple cider vinegar and a few ice cubes into a cocktail shaker. If you don't have a shaker, anything with a tight lid will work, such as a mason jar or drink bottle.
- Clap the mint together in your hands to release the scent, and add to the shaker. Shake for about 20-30 seconds until ingredients are combined.
- Pour into an ice filled glass and top with ginger ale.
- Stir gently, garnish with mint, dried citrus or a cinnamon stick, and serve.
NUTRITIONAL VALUES ARE ESTIMATES ONLY AND DO NOT INCLUDE CARBS FROM SUGAR ALCOHOLS.