Here’s to graduating from the kids’ table! Bourbon, ginger beer and a dash of cinnamon make this Apple Cider Smash the perfect Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving cocktail.

Apple Cider Smash by The BakerMama

The Friendsgiving Spread

This recipe is part of the Friendsgiving Spread, filled with charming details and inventive and delicious twists on your favorite holiday dishes. From appetizers to the main dish, sides and dessert, everything on the menu is planned carefully so all you have to do it put it together. Or, better yet, make it a potluck affair with your friends, for a meal and a memory you will cherish making together.

A Little Thanksgiving Cheer

I propose a toast to family, friends, and delicious drinks! For a cocktail that is jut right for autumn celebrations, this Apple Cider Smash hits all the right notes. Crisp ginger beer, aromatic bourbon, and warm cinnamon give apple cider some grown-up appeal. This cocktail goes down easy and is easy to prepare for a crowd. What more can you ask for?

Apple Cider Smash by The BakerMama

How to Make Apple Cider Smash

First, combine the bourbon, apple cider, ginger beer and ground cinnamon in a large pitcher. Then stir vigorously to combine. Finally, serve over ice and garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks. Ta-da!

Apple Cider Smash by The BakerMama

Apple Cider Smash by The BakerMama

More Cocktails to Cheers By

For a festive cocktail that’s great to serve for the holidays, try this Cranberry Cheer Cocktail. It’s a bright and flavorful drink with the perfect balance of tart and sweet. Next up, Apple Cider Sangria is the perfect make-ahead cocktail to serve at a fall gathering. It’s easy, festive and absolutely delicious! Or, brush up on your cocktail skills and learn some new recipes with Cocktail Crafting 101. It’s a crash course on bar tools, glass types, ice, and terminology.

If you make this Apple Cider Smash for your Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving feast, be sure to snap a picture and share it with me or tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see. ???? I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the recipes I share. Have fun and enjoy!

xoxo,

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Apple Cider Smash by The BakerMama

Apple Cider Smash

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x

Description

Here’s to graduating from the kids’ table! Bourbon, ginger beer and a dash of cinnamon make this Apple Cider Smash the perfect Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving cocktail.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 16 oz. aged bourbon (2 cups)
  • 16 oz. apple cider (2 cups)
  • 16 oz. ginger beer (2 cups)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 8 slices of apple, for garnishing
  • 8 cinnamon sticks, for garnishing
  • ice, for serving

Instructions

  1. Combine the bourbon, apple cider, ginger beer and ground cinnamon in a large pitcher. Stir vigorously to combine.
  2. Serve over ice and garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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    1. Hi Chrissy! Yes, you can substitute the ginger beer with ginger ale or a lemon-lime soda. Hope this helps. Enjoy!

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