Frozen Apple Cider Mockarita
Kick off Sober October with the refreshing Frozen Apple Cider Mockarita! Made with apple cider, citrus juice, ginger, and pumpkin pie spice.Jump to Recipe
As the seasons change and the days grow shorter, there’s nothing like sipping on a crisp beverage that captures the essence of autumn. And if you’re participating in Sober October, the Frozen Apple Cider Mockarita does just that! Combining the cozy flavors of apple cider, ginger, and pumpkin pie spice with the citrus twist of lime and orange juice, this mocktail is sure to become a fall favorite. I used unsweetened apple cider and the drink was tart and refreshing. If you prefer your bevs on the sweeter side, use sweetened apple cider. Fresh citrus juice is best, but you can use bottled as well. With a quick and easy recipe that requires just a few ingredients and some freezer time, you’ll be sipping in no time. Cheers!
Let’s dive into mixing up the Frozen Apple Cider Mockarita! Most of your prep time is going to be freezing the apple cider. Start by taking apple cider and pouring it into an ice cube tray. Let it freeze overnight or until it’s solid. Next, add cinnamon sugar to a shallow dish. Run a lime wedge around the rim of a glass and roll it in cinnamon sugar until coated.
In a blender, combine the apple cider ice cubes, 1/4 cup of apple cider, juice from the orange and lime, the ginger slices, and a dash of pumpkin pie spice. Blend until everything becomes smooth and frothy. Pour the blended mixture into your prepared glass. For a festive garnish, add a fresh apple slice, cinnamon stick, and star anise before enjoying!
Caramel Apple Crisp: Drizzle caramel sauce into your glass before pouring the mocktail for a sweet and indulgent treat.
Berry Bliss: For a burst of sweet-tart flavors, toss in a handful of frozen berries like raspberries, blueberries, or strawberries before blending.
Citrus Zest: Experiment with different citrus fruits like grapefruit or blood orange for a unique twist on the classic recipe.
If you’re interested in taking Insta-worthy photos of your cocktails too, check out my free training on how to take Food & Drink Photos on a Budget!
And if you aren’t already, definitely follow me on Instagram and Facebook, to make sure you never miss a recipe, get tons of behind-the-scenes pics of everything I’m shaking up, shooting, and enjoying!