Apple Pie Margarita!!

Published ~ November 12th, 2020 | Updated ~ March 28th, 2021
Author ~ Carl Busch
Tags ~ Tequila | Licor 43 |

Let me be clear: margaritas are best on a hot day. But that doesn't mean they're not good year-round. And it sure doesn't mean I can't want a seasonal adaptation, right?

David Edwards, from the YouTube channel Booze on the Rocks, came to the rescue with a stunning fall version of the classic margarita. He infused tequila with cinnamon and replaced the lime with apple cider! As someone who loves experimenting with infusion flavors, I'm a little disappointed in myself because I didn't think of it. But he did, and I tip my hat to him for it.

Ok, ok. I'll get to the recipes already. First, you should watch the video for David's cocktail. Then you can hop on back over for our recipe and how we adapted it to fit our own flavor preferences.

How to Make an Apple Pie Margarita Recipe

To make the cinnamon infused tequila, I used 350 ml of Espolòn Tequila Blanco and 3 cinnamon sticks. Put both ingredients into a mason jar for 48 hours.


  • 2 oz Cinnamon infused Espolòn Tequila Blanco
  • 1 oz Licor 43
  • 2 oz Apple Cider


  1. Combine all ingredients into a tin
  2. Add ice
  3. Shake for 10 - 15 seconds
  4. Rim half of your glass with cinnamon sugar
  5. Strain cocktail over ice

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Espolon Tequila Blanco

Espolon Tequila Blanco

Licor 43
Bar Strainer

Bar Strainer

I was so excited to see this drink on his channel that I decided to make it that day. So, I made a trip to the local grocery store and bought myself some tequila and some apple cider.

Use the tequila, orange liqueur, and cider of your choice, But you may need to adapt the recipe based on the cider you choose. Some ciders are drier than others, and the one I bought was definitely dry, which meant I had to tweak the recipe just a little.

To make the drink a little sweeter, I used Licor 43 instead of Cointreau or another orange-flavored liqueur. This is the only change I made to David's recipe because I wanted to sweeten the cocktail to counteract the dry cider. This and the fact that I really like Licor 43 are the only reasons for the substitution.

Riley still thinks a sweeter cider would be a better choice, even with the Licor 43.

A huge thanks to David for this recipe. Make sure you visit his channel, watch his video, and give him a like and subscribe! And, as always, shake things up!

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