Spiced Apple Cocktail

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 | 56 comments

Spiced Apple Cocktail

It’s Monday – which is the new Friday. Which means cocktails. Which means gin cocktails.

And I have been making lots of them. All in the name of practice for you my lovely readers. Obviously, I only want to give you the best cocktail recipe ever. And trying them out isn’t exactly unpleasant. Plus is does not hurt that I got sent a fab cocktail hamper from Aldi filled with their award winning Oliver Cromwell Dry London Gin, a cocktail making kit and tons of lovely fruit and juices. Yeap, I have had some extremely happy guests.

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What I like about this cocktail is that it is easy to make. The base is simply gin, apple juice and ginger beer with the cinnamon adding that extra lift. And it smells gorgeous too.

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You can never ever beat a good all-round gin cocktail. Although it is refreshing and great for summer, the warming spices also make it perfect for the coming colder months of the Autumn which means it would be great for Halloween, Thanksgiving and definitely Christmas brunches. Just thinking ahead on this one folks.

Check out more gin cocktail recipes via the hastag #AldiGinWin. And a massive thank you to HA and EB for being such great taste testers.

4.0 from 4 reviews
Spiced Apple Cocktail
An all round spiced apple and gin cocktail recipe.
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 2
  • 100ml (3.5oz) Oliver Cromwell Dry London Gin
  • 80ml (3oz) apple juice
  • 80ml (3oz) ginger beer
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon sugar
  • To serve - apple and lemon slices and ice
  1. Pour all the cocktail ingredients into the cocktail mixer with plenty of ice and shake well.
  2. Strain and pour over ice and garnish with apple and lemon slices.
For the cinnamon sugar mix cinnamon and sugar together in a 1:1 ratio. Multiply up as required.

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  1. This cocktail sounds delicious. And sooo healthy. Hehe. Just think of all the vitamins and minerals you’re imbibing along with the alcohol.

    • Francene, that is the spirit. I will be sure to pass that one along to Aldi.

  2. This looks gorgeous I love the photo.

    • Thank Nayna – very easy to make too – that’s the real beauty.

  3. Oh that does sound lovely. Who can beat a gin cocktail, especially served in a mini milk bottle.



    • The cocktails do look soooo cute in mini milk bottles.

  4. ‘Which means cocktails” …. :) Great pics, looks so refreshing ….but how to stop after one ?!?! :)

    • Oh Anna – they are a little bit addictive. I suggest adding slightly less alcohol to no 2 and 3 ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. This looks easy to do but one mistake in the mixing might produce a different taste. Oh well, I should try to do this one of these days. :)

    • But there is fun to be had in making your own version of this cocktail Roch – never a mistake.

  6. YES please Bintu – I’ll have the hamper AND the cocktail being a HUGE gin lover! LOL! Looks and sounds absolutely delicious! Karen

    • Virtual hamper on its way to you Karen.

  7. This looks like a good combination. You can play with the mix to what suits you.

    • Exactly why I like it. The Oliver Cromwell gin is very flexible in carrying flavours.

  8. I do not drink alcohol, but the combination of fruits and ginger sounds good! Have you tried this concoction without the gin?

    • Hey Fred, yes it also works without the gin. Just add equal quantities of ginger beer and apple juice. You would have to add a bit more lemon and a bit less sugar.

  9. It looks so delicious. xxx I am gonna try this. Love this

    • Hey Hina, enjoy every sip – and the gin is easy to get from Aldi stores…..

  10. Georgeous photos Bintu! I love the straws :)

    • The straws certainly set of the cocktail well Sylvia.

  11. Looks like a great way to start Monday :-) Great Drink to end summer as well :-)

    • Yes – great for saying bye summer and hello Autumn.

  12. This is excellent for parties and get together with friends. It’s a must for conversation to grow exciting when there’s a bucketful of spiced cocktail.

    • Conversation def flows with this cocktail.

  13. What lovely photos! I love the set up. It makes me want a cocktail badly… and I’m at work:(

    • Hehehehehehe. My work here is done E

  14. I am not really a fan of cocktails but this one is too interesting to skip :)

    • Try it and see what you think Khusboo.

  15. Mmmm, this sounds yummy! I love to come across tasty drinks for the summer and this fits the bill. Vacation is coming soon and this will be on the menu!

  16. Will definitely pin this when I have my girlfriends over and we can all do this! Thanks for the recipe :)

    • One of the taste testing’s was during a girls night.

  17. Perfect cocktail for late dinner date with friends. The preparation is so easy and the finish product seems good.

    • This cocktail is really a great all rounder including late dinners etc.

  18. Like the fact that your recipes are easily printed! It looks gorgeous! Is there a non-alcoholic version as well?

    • Yes – just do equal quantities of ginger beer and apple juice – add in more lemon and add in a bit less sugar.

  19. I’d like to make one these when I have friends over. Cocktails are a great way to help loosen up our tired and stressed friends. It doesn’t hurt that people are more carefree when under the influence. Just drink moderately.

  20. Whoa! This is something that I would definitely try~ But can I replace ginger beer with something else? Not really a fan of ginger~

    • You could try varying proportions of some citrus lemonade maybe?

  21. Wow, this is a nice recipe. Too bad I cant make it coz we dont have that Oliver Cromwell Dry London Gin. but i guess it is still possible as long as it’s gin, right?

    • It works really well with the Oliver Cromwell gin but why don’t you try it with the gin you have and see what you think?

  22. this is a great combination, and i could bet it smells really great. we used to create cocktails like during drinking sessions, gin + powdered fruit juice + water and you’re good to go! and of course, the pica picas! :)

    • I need to go check out what pica picas means now.

  23. Mmmm… nice drink concoction! It’s sweet to be trying to make cocktails yourself. Looking forward to more delicious recipes from your site!

  24. This sounds so good, love it!

  25. So beautifully simple and totally refreshing I am certain! Reading your post leaves me hankering for it in fact, nice work x

  26. Looks amazing. It’s a bit early or I would be trying this out!

    • You know the saying – it is always 5 o’clock somewhere>>>>

  27. I love Apple Cider so it was very interesting to read your recipe. I don’t drink alcohol so I won’t try this, but it would make a great party drink for sure. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Eliz – you can make it without the alcohol too.

  28. loving the sound of a spiced apple cocktail, definitely could kick back and relax with one now. wish it was the weekend already!

    • I bet you could have one with only a tiny dribble of the gin now. Then full blast over the weekend?

  29. Hi Bintu – a great idea!

    I’m trying out a hot spiced apple juice for our drinks party tonight. I’m heating without the gin so its suitable for those not drinking (!) and then adding a festive shot of sloe gin for those who want the alcolhol content :)

  30. Awww lovely, definitely going to try the gin with this but Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum may be really good in this recipe instead too.


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