Caramel Apple Moscow Mule Fall Cocktail

with non-alcoholic version

A Caramel Apple Moscow Mule is perfect for autumn! Made with sweet caramel vodka, fresh apple cider, and ginger beer it’s sure to become the official cocktail of fall!

A Caramel Apple Moscow Mule is perfect for autumn! Made with sweet caramel vodka, fresh apple cider, and ginger beer it’s sure to become a favorite fall cocktail! Get the recipe at TidyMom.net

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It’s just about mid October! Is anyone else freaked out by that? The fact that many of us are still experiencing 80+ temps, I guess it feels like fall hasn’t arrived yet. We had a small taste of fall for a few day a few weeks ago, then BAM, back to the 80’s…..this weekend the forecast high is 87!! How are we supposed to go pick out pumpkins in shorts? Most days, I refuse to dress like it’s still summer……then by 3-4pm I’m regretting that decision.

Of course, I’m cooking and baking like it’s fall too. Pumpkin breadpumpkin spice cookiesapple cider donuts and chili recipes are just a given once we flip the calendar to October.

Since it feels like summer outside, but my thoughts are with the crisp cool air of fall, I thought why not take a classic Moscow Mule and completely transform it to a fall indulgence, with the addition of apple cider?! 

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ENJOY A CARAMEL APPLE MOSCOW MULE

Caramel Apple Moscow Mule is THE fall cocktail you need to be drinking. The caramel vodka and apple cider add a little sweetness while the lime juice and ginger beer add a bit of zing! So smooth you won’t even know you’re drinking alcohol!

A combination that is perfect for cozying up no matter what the temps are outside!

A Caramel Apple Moscow Mule is perfect for autumn! Made with sweet caramel vodka, fresh apple cider, and ginger beer it’s sure to become a favorite fall cocktail! Get the recipe at TidyMom.net

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You can serve these cocktails in a classic copper Moscow Mule mug, but totally not necessary. The icy cold copper mug keeps this libation perfectly chilled, something you can’t really pull off in a glass.  The bonus is that they’re beyond easy to make! No muddling, just shake, pour and enjoy!

Enjoy around a bonfire or pregame tailgating with a big bowl of chili……even Thanksgiving dinner. It’s a taste of fall in every sip.

WHAT I USE TO MAKE A CARAMEL APPLE MOSCOW MULE

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NEED A ‘MOCKTAIL’ VERSION?  Simply omit the vodka, and make the rest the same (ginger beer like root beer, does NOT contain alcohol) in a cool copper mug. Don’t forget the dash of cinnamon. It’s a must and really completes this drink!

A Caramel Apple Moscow Mule is perfect for autumn! Made with sweet caramel vodka, fresh apple cider, and ginger beer it’s sure to become a favorite fall cocktail! Get the recipe at TidyMom.net

Not a fan of caramel vodka?  Just use regular vodka for an Apple Cider Moscow Mule!

You won’t be able to stop at just one, trust me…

Caramel Apple Moscow Mule on copper mugs with a bowl of chili

So join me as we say come on hello fall…….. before we have to say goodbye – I’ll drink to that!

Caramel Apple Moscow Mule

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 fluid ounces *caramel vodka
  • 4 fluid ounces fresh apple cider, chilled
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 24 fluid ounces ginger beer, chilled (I prefer Fever-Tree)
  • ground cinnamon
  • 2-4 cinnamon sticks (for garnish)
  • apple sliced (for garnish)

Directions:

  1. Using a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, apple cider, and lime juice. Shake until well mixed.
  2. Fill 2 copper mugs 3/4 of the way full with crushed ice, then divide cocktail mixture between mugs. Top off each mug with chilled ginger beer, filling to top.
  3. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon.  Garnish with cinnamon sticks and an apple slice. Serve and enjoy!
*regular vodka will work just as well if you want to skip the sweetness of the caramel and simply enjoy an Apple Cider Moscow Mule. **for a non-alcoholic version, just omit the vodka.  Ginger beer, like root beer, does not have alcohol.

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Looking for more fall cocktails? Mulled Wine is a favorite at our house when the temps start dropping.  Apple Pie Punch, Bourbon Apple Cider, and Spiced Apple Cider Whisky Sour all sound amazing!

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pinterest-imageA Caramel Apple Moscow Mule is perfect for autumn! Made with sweet caramel vodka, fresh apple cider, and ginger beer it’s sure to become a favorite fall cocktail! Get the recipe at TidyMom.net