Apple Cider Aperol Spritz (2024)

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The ultimate fall co*cktail that will fit perfectly on your Thanksgiving table, Apple Cider Aperol Spritz is sweet, sparkly, and has a touch of cinnamon spice!

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Setting the table for Thanksgiving is always so special! Whether you are hosting a small or medium crowd, there is so much to be thankful for.I know that when I prepare my menu and plan for my place setting, a fall co*cktail is always the best way to add one last special touch. The Apple Cider Aperol Spritz is the ultimate fall co*cktail: slightly sweet with a hint of bitterness, and full of bubbles.It's a lovely fall adaptation of the Classic Italian Aperol Spritz. The flavor is outstanding, and with a cinnamon sugar rim, the presentation is just as beautiful.

This co*cktail is quick and easy but has a wow factor that you will love for your fall celebration.Apple cider, Aperol, champagne, and a splash of club soda, all come together to make a gorgeous red/orange co*cktail. To take it to the next level, garnish the Apple Cider Aperol Spritz with a thinly sliced apple, a cinnamon stick to stir, and a fresh sprig of thyme. Adding a touch of cinnamon spice really makes this co*cktail stand out. I hope you'll enjoy sipping on this during fall as much as I do!


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  • Aperol & Champagne- Whatever brands you like
  • Spiced Apple Cider- You can also use classic apple cider, depending on what flavor you're going for!
  • Club Soda- Just a splash for a bit more carbonation
  • Garnish- Thin apple slices, cinnamon sticks, thyme leaf
  • Cinnamon Sugar- For a beautiful and delicious touch to the glass


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  • Rub the rim of a stemless wine glass with a slice of lemon and dip the glass in cinnamon sugar mixture; set aside until ready to use
  • Add ice to the glass until it is almost full
  • Pour the spiced apple cider, Aperol, and champagne into the glass
  • Top off the mixture with a splash of club soda to fill the glass to the top
  • Stir the Apple Cider Aperol Spritz together and garnish with a slice of apple, cinnamon stick, and a thyme leaf
  • Enjoy with your Thanksgiving meal or any fall occasion!
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Tips and FAQs for Apple Cider Aperol Spritz

  • Adding the cinnamon sugar to the rim of the glass really adds a great spiced fall flavor while sipping on your co*cktail
  • Apple cider can be classic or spiced depending on how much flavor you want to add
  • Champagne or Prosecco works great in this recipe
  • Use the cinnamon stick to stir your co*cktail, it adds a great spiced flavor!

What Is Aperol?

Aperol is an Italian bitter aperitif that is a bright orange color. An aperitif is typically dry rather than sweet and a co*cktail only needs a small amount to get the flavor you are looking for.

Can I use Campari instead of Aperol?

Aperol and Campari are similar, but Campari is much more bitter and will change the taste of the drink, so I don't recommend it.

More Fall co*cktails You Will Love

  • Easy Boozy Fall Punch
  • Bourbon Apple Cider Fizz
  • Pomegranate Champagne Spritzer
  • Maple Bourbon Sour co*cktail

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Apple Cider Aperol Spritz

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  • Author: kristen massad
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x



1 ounce Aperol
3 ounces Spiced Apple cider

3 ounces Champagne
Splash of club soda
Garnish: sliced apples, cinnamon sticks and thyme leaf

Cinnamon Sugar
3 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon


Prepare the Glass:

  1. Rub the rim of the glass with a slice of lemon and dip the glass in cinnamon sugar mixture; set aside until ready to use

Prepare the Apple Cider Aperol Spritz co*cktail:

  1. Add ice to a stemless wine glass until it is almost full
  2. Pour the spiced apple cider, aperol and champagne into the glass
  3. Top of the mixture with a slash of club soda to fill the glass to the top
  4. Stir the Apple Cider Aperol Spritz and garnish with a slice of apple, cinnamon stick and a thyme leaf
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Reader Interactions


  1. Sharon says

    I made this drink for company and it was a big hit! Really good!


    • Kristen Massad says

      I love hearing this! Thank you for sharing!


  2. Kim says

    I just made this tonight and it is soooo good!!! How do you think I would make a big batch of this??


    • Kristen Massad says

      Hi Kim, I am so happy you loved it! For a big batch, I would combine the aperol, apple cider and champagne in a pitcher and then once you pour it into each glass you can top it off with club soda!



  3. Marc says

    Love these. Great fall co*cktail


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