The tried and true Clayton Margarita got a fall spin in this Spiced Apple Cider Margarita! Perfect for Thanksgiving or any fall gathering.
I won’t lie, it took a few tries to really perfect this recipe! I first tried it with lime juice since that is traditionally in a margarita and it most definitely did not work. I also tried it with a few different apple ciders and those definitely made a difference! I ended up loving Trader Joe’s Spiced Apple Cider so definitely recommend sourcing that or another high-quality, flavorful spiced cider that is not watery at all — trust me!
And like Clayton’s Margarita, this Spiced Apple Cider Margarita is definitely just as strong and goes down event easier — in my opinion — so tread lightly before pouring your second; you can always use less tequila!
Spiced Apple Cider Margarita
- 3 oz good tequila We love Lalo Tequila; you can always use a little less if you don't want it as strong
- 1 oz Cointreau
- 6 oz spiced apple cider I love Trader Joe's Brand; see note!
- ½ oz fresh orange juice
- ½ oz maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp egg whites fresh or out of the carton is fine!
- 2 tbsp turbinado sugar + pinch of ground cinnamon for rimming your glass
- Combine all ingredients in a shaker and dry shake (no ice) to allow the egg to emulsify for the foam.
- Pour over a cinnamon sugar-rimmed glass filled with ice.
ConnieNovember 19, 2022 at 9:41 pm
I’m allergic to orange juice. what can I substitute?
AlexNovember 23, 2022 at 4:24 pm
It’s such a small amount, you can just omit it!
NancyNovember 18, 2022 at 11:36 pm
Being immune compromised, I do not eat or drink anything with raw egg or egg white. Do you have a recommendation for a sustitution for the egg white, I should I just omit it?
AlexNovember 19, 2022 at 7:38 pm
Hi Nancy! I would just omit this. It helps to create a foamier margarita but does not affect the taste so it is best to omit.
NancyNovember 20, 2022 at 2:58 am
Thanks, Alex. I’m going to try this out at my daughter’s house this Thanksgiving. She’s the one I thank for introducing me to your delicious recipes.
NANCYFebruary 20, 2023 at 7:46 pm
Tried this on Thanksgiving; it was delicious! So much so, had it again that weekend. Delicious Fall flavor and very smooth.
AmieJanuary 14, 2022 at 10:23 pm
Has anyone tried this warm?
EmilieNovember 21, 2021 at 4:04 pm
Do you use blanco or reposado tequila?
AlexNovember 22, 2021 at 12:31 am
I usually use Blanco!
JENNIFER FergusonNovember 15, 2021 at 9:22 pm
I went ahead and tried it today. This was excellent. Thank you for the time you put into your recipes.
LizNovember 11, 2021 at 1:47 pm
Is there a way to may this head and keep in a pitcher for people? What will happen to the egg white?
AlexNovember 15, 2021 at 6:42 pm
If you make ahead– I would just do a pitcher and omit the egg white.
SheilaNovember 24, 2021 at 1:11 am
I would like to make a pitcher. What do you think the quantities would be?
CarlyNovember 10, 2021 at 8:09 pm
Can you omit the eggs if there is someone with an egg allergy?
AlexNovember 16, 2021 at 6:13 pm