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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! On my first try, I used 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!
Spiced Apple Cider Margarita Ingredients:
- Blanco Tequila
- Spiced Apple Cide
- Fresh Orange Juice
- Maple Syrup
- Egg Whites
- Turbinado Sugar
- Ground Cinnamon
Your preferred blanco tequila will be great! We prefer LALO Tequila.
I prefer Trader Joe’s Spiced Apple Cider for this recipe! Some ciders taste watery, so whichever you buy be sure it is full of flavor or this margarita will not have as much flavor as it should.
An egg white is a must in the classic Clayton Margarita for the foamy top! But if you prefer to omit from this recipe, you can do that as well.
I find that to activate the egg white and help make the drink a little frothier, adding a touch of sparkling water helps! Any sparkling/bubbly water works here, I prefer topo chico because it’s the most effervescent.
And like Clayton’s Margarita, this margarita is definitely strong and goes down even easier — in my opinion — so tread lightly before pouring your second; you can always use less tequila!
Whether you are sipping this alongside your Thanksgiving Dinner or jus enjoying on a fall evening, I hope you love this spin on the classic margarita!
For more recipes for the holiday season:
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 tsp egg whites fresh or out of the carton is fine!
- 2 oz topo chico
- 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.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.