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Crown Apple Cider

With just two ingredients, you can have a delicious drink ready in just a few minutes. This super-simple Crown Royal Apple Cider is the perfect fall cocktail. 

Crown apple cider cocktail garnished with apple slices next to a red apple and a colorful kitchen towel

If Crown Royal is your whiskey of choice, try out these Crown Apple Jello Shots, Crown Cranapple Cocktails, or  Hard Ginger Ale

Easy Crown Royal Apple Cider Recipe

Crown Apple Cider is an excellent cocktail to make as temperatures start to dip and the leaves start to change. 

Crisp, sweet apple cider is a great companion for Crown Royal Apple whiskey. This drink strikes the perfect balance between sweet and boozy. The whiskey flavor isn’t too strong, so even if whiskey isn’t your spirit of choice, you should give this spiked apple cider a try. 

You only need two ingredients for this drink, and you can dress it up or down. Serve it with your appetizers at a dinner party, or sip it slowly as an alternative to dessert after a heavy meal. Keep a bottle of apple cider in your refrigerator, and you’ll always have a quick, simple, and delicious cocktail ready to go all season long.

Why You’ll Love This Whiskey Apple Cider

  • Quick and simple: This cocktail has two ingredients and takes just a minute to put together. 
  • Make for yourself or enough to share: Crown Apple Cider is easily scaled to make just one drink or to make a batch for a crowd. 
  • Serve hot or cold: Serve your spiked apple cider over ice for a refreshing fall cocktail, or heat the apple cider for something warm and cozy. 
ingredients to make crown apple cider cocktail

What You’ll Need

  • Crown Royal Apple – Crown Royal Apple is my choice for this cocktail since I love the flavor of both the whiskey and the apple flavoring, but you can use a different apple whiskey if you prefer. 
  • Apple cider – Since this cocktail only has two ingredients, use a high-quality apple cider that you would enjoy drinking by itself. 
  • Red apple slices – For garnish. 
  • Ice cubes  

Can I use regular Crown Royal? 

Crown Royal Apple plays really nicely with apple cider, but plain Crown Royal is an option too! The apple flavor won’t be as pronounced, but whiskey and apple cider are a fabulous combination without anything else added. 

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How to Make Crown Apple Cider 

This Crown Royal Apple Cider recipe takes just seconds to put together. 

  • Pour the Crown Royal over ice. Choose any glass you like, then add a few ice cubes, and pour the Crown Royal.
  • Top with apple cider. Add the apple cider next. You can decide how strong you want your cocktail to be by adding more or less cider. 
  • Garnish with apple slices.  Fan out a few apple slices and secure them with a toothpick. Garnish your drink and enjoy!

Tips and Variations

Here are a few tips for making the perfect Crown Royal Apple Cider.

  • Use large ice cubes. You can use any type of ice you like, but to keep your drink from getting watered down, you can use one large ice sphere or cube to slow down the melting. 
  • You can serve this drink warm instead of iced. Simply heat the apple cider in a small saucepan, and you can add in some spices if you like – I think a piece of fresh orange peel, a cinnamon stick, and a few whole cloves would be especially nice additions. If you decide to make this a hot beverage, make sure you don’t heat the whiskey – add 1 shot per mug of apple cider once you’ve portioned it out. 
  • Add some extra fall spices. Add a grating of fresh nutmeg or a sprinkle of cinnamon into your drink for a spicy garnish.
  • Add some bitters. You can also add a few dashes of bitters to your cocktail for additional flavor and aroma. 
  • Try it with rum. If whiskey really isn’t your cup of tea, a dark spiced rum makes a great alternative for a delicious boozy apple cider. 
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Serving Suggestions 

Crown Royal Apple Cider is a great cocktail for holidays or fall get-togethers since it’s so easy to make. 

You can garnish your whiskey apple cider with some sliced apples fanned out with a toothpick, but a cinnamon stick looks super elegant and adds a spicy aroma to your beverage. 

I think it pairs great with a cheese board or other snack foods as a fun cocktail to sip on before dinner. 

How to Make Crown Apple Cider for a Crowd 

This recipe is super easy to make for a crowd! 

  • Measure out one shot of Crown Royal for each person you plan to serve. 
  • Place it into a pitcher with ice and add 4 to 6 ounces of apple cider for each shot of Crown Royal. 
  • Give it a stir and float some apple slices in the pitcher, then serve to your guests – don’t forget to enjoy one yourself.

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Crown Apple Cider

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Looking for an easy boozy apple cider? Look no further than this Crown Apple Cider! It is made with just two ingredients.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1

Ingredients

  • Crown Royal Apple
  • Apple Cider
  • Red Apple Slices (Garnish)
  • Ice Cubes

Instructions

  1. Fill a glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour in 1 shot of Crown Royal Apple.
  3. Top with apple cider.
  4. Garnish with apple slices. You can use a toothpick to fan them out.
  5. Cheers!
  • Author: Easy Party Cocktails
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Additional Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 hours
  • Category: Easy Fall Drinks
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 265
  • Sugar: 54
  • Sodium: 14
  • Fat: 1
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 68
  • Fiber: 7
  • Protein: 1
  • Cholesterol: 0

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