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Spiced Rum Apple Cider Cocktail

This Spiced Rum Apple Cider Cocktail is SO refreshing, comes together easily and tastes like fall in a glass! Only a few simple ingredients for this mouthwatering, cozy cocktail!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 cocktail


  • 2 oz spiced rum such as Captain Morgan
  • 1/2 cup spiced apple cider prepared, or see Note to make your own
  • 1/2 cup hard apple cider
  • 1/2 oz cinnamon schnapps/Fireball optional
  • Cinnamon sticks and star anise, for garnish optional


  • Fill a highball or rocks glass with ice. Add in the spiced rum and top with the spiced apple cider; stir with a cocktail spoon to combine. Top with hard apple cider to fill. If you're using cinnamon schnapps/Fireball, add it when you add in the spiced rum and apple cider. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and a star anise, if desired.


Since apple cider is one of the star ingredients, I recommend using a really high quality apple cider. Splurge for the good stuff!
To make your own spiced apple cider, simply take regular apple cider and place it in a mason jar. To it add 2 cinnamon sticks, 2 star anise, and a couple of cloves. Cover, shake and let refrigerate for at least an hour. Strain to use.
This was tested with Angry Orchard hard apple cider and Captain Morgan spiced rum.