Hard Apple Cider Mule


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Hard Apple Cider Moscow Mule — A fall twist on a Moscow Mule made with hard apple cider and ginger beer! Refreshing and they go down easily!

Hard Apple Cider Moscow Mule — A fall twist on a Moscow Mule made with hard apple cider and ginger beer! Refreshing and they go down easily!

Easy Fall Cocktail Recipe

Apple cider is one of my favorite things about this time of year. And after trying this twist on the Moscow mule, I think you’ll agree that fall never tasted better.

The apple cider mule is refreshing, zippy, and ginger and apples are such a perfect pairing.

Serve your fall Moscow Mules in copper mugs if you have them. Otherwise a big glass will do!

What’s in an Apple Cider Moscow Mule?

To make this apple cider mule, you’ll need:

  • Ice cubes
  • Hard apple cider
  • Ginger beer (non-alcoholic)
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Apple

How to Make an Apple Cider Moscow Mule

One of the reasons I think this is the best fall cocktail is because it’s so easy to make! Simply add ice to a glass (or a copper mug), then top it off with the hard apple cider and ginger beer.

Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks.

What’s the Best Ginger Beer for a Moscow Mule?

I prefer using Fever Tree ginger beer in my Moscow Mules, as it has a strong but pure ginger flavor. It doesn’t taste fake at all and the flavor is just right.

What Hard Cider Should I Use?

I used Strongbow hard apple cider, but you may use any brand you’d like.

Tips for Making an Apple Cider Mule

I do not recommend making this fall cocktail in advance. The cider will lose its carbonation and the cocktail will taste flat.

I used a non-alcoholic ginger beer in this cocktail recipe, otherwise the drink would have been pure alcohol.

I prefer serving this apple Moscow Mule chilled over ice. It’s so refreshing that way!

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Hard Apple Cider Mule

By Averie Sunshine
Apple cider is one of my favorite things about this time of year. And after trying this twist on the Moscow mule, I think you’ll agree that autumn never tasted better.
Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1 drink
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  • ice cubes, as needed
  • ¼ cup hard apple cider, such as Strongbow
  • ½ cup nonalcoholic ginger beer
  • 1 or 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 apple, peeled if desired, seeded, and sliced into thin rounds


  • Fill cup with ice.
  • Add the hard apple cider and nonalcoholic ginger beer.
  • Stir and garnish with apple slice(s) and cinnamon stick(s).
  • Recipe and original image (reprinted with permission) from Evite


Serving: 1, Calories: 192kcal, Carbohydrates: 50g, Protein: 1g, Sodium: 13mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 41g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

More Fall Cocktails:


Creamy Chocolate Martini with Baileys — Everything is better with Nutella, including these martinis that go down so easily!

Homemade Baileys Irish Cream — Homemade Baileys Irish Cream comes together 1 minute, with ingredients you likely already have on hand. Rich, creamy, and the flavor is a dead ringer for store-bought!

Manhattan Cocktail — This classic bourbon cocktail is made with vermouth, Angostura bitters, and orange peel for a sophisticated and easy drink everyone should know how to make!

Salty Dog Cocktail — A cousin to a greyhound, this bright, refreshing drink is made with vodka (or gin), grapefruit juice, and a sea-salted rim!

Post brought to you by Evite and Strongbow. All opinions expressed are my own. 

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  1. So yummy! I LOVE apples. I recently just posted an apple butter recipe on my blog. My inner-domestic goddess doesn’t show up but looking at your recipe inspiration sparks the cooking urges! Great post.

  2. That photo is fabulous, not your usual style, Averie, but I love it and I love this recipe. I’d love to sip on this now! Have a great week!

    1. It’s Evite’s photo! I credited them; they wanted me to use it. So not at all my typical style but made me thirsty anyway :)

  3. This sound really good, I love apple cider so I’d love to try a different twist on it. But what’s ginger beer? I’ve never heard of that.

    1. Gingery tasting beer. There are non-alcoholic and regular versions. You’ll notice it next time you’re at the store if you pay attention to it now!

  4. Jon picked up some strongbow to try and we both liked it. This drink is a great reason to buy it again!! Now all I need are those very cool copper mugs to serve it in :)

    1. I know, those mugs, so pretty! I can’t believe you have Stongbow on hand. What are the odds!! You’re psychic :)