Apple Pie On The Rocks {Easy Fall Cocktail}

Like and apple pie in a glass, with cinnamon, sugar, and fresh fruit flavor. This will be one of your favorite autumn drinks. Ready in 5 minutes.

close up view of apple pie drink.

Apple Pie on the Rocks

Just mix and enjoy this sweet cocktail with all your favorite flavors of cinnamon and apple.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Serving Size 1 drink


  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka
  • 1 ounce Fireball whiskey
  • 4 ounces apple juice or apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ice
  • cinnamon stick slices for garnish optional


  • Prep glass. Combine the cinnamon and sugar on a small plate. Wet the rim of your glass with a little apple juice and then dip the rim in the cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat. Fill the glass with ice.
    small plate with cinnamon sugar dipping glass.
  • Mix. In a cocktail shaker, combine the vanilla vodka, Fireball, and apple juice or cider with a few ice cubes. Shake well. Strain the mixture into your prepared glass.
    shaker pouring into glass
  • Serve. Garnish with a cinnamon stick if desired.
    overhead view of drink and cinnamon sugar rim.



If you have whipped cream vodka, that works too!
ingredients on wooden counter.

You’ll need the following for this apple drink recipe:

  • Vanilla vodka
  • Fireball whiskey
  • Apple juice or apple cider
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • Ice
  • Cinnamon stick slices (optional for garnish)


Step One: cinnamon sugar rim

small plate with cinnamon sugar dipping glass.

First off, mix that cinnamon and sugar together on a small plate. This is going to be the sparkling touch for your glass rim.

Take a little apple juice to moisten the rim of your glass and then swish it around in the cinnamon-sugar mix.

Step Two: mix and pour

shaker pouring into glass

Place ice in your glass and some in your shaker too.

Using a cocktail shaker, bring together the vanilla vodka, Fireball, and apple juice or cider. Add a couple of ice cubes and give it a good shake, ensuring everything’s mixed well.

Step three: garnish and serve

overhead view of drink and cinnamon sugar rim.

Strain your shaken mix into your beautifully prepped glass. If you’re feeling fancy, garnish with a cinnamon stick.

🥫 Storage instructions

While this drink is best enjoyed fresh, if you want to make a larger batch and save some for later, pour the mixture (without ice) into a bottle or jar and refrigerate. This should be good for up to 2 days. Freezing is not recommended as the flavors and consistency might change.

🔍 FAQs

Can I use another type of vodka?

Absolutely! If you have whipped cream vodka, that’s a delightful alternative. And plain will do in a pinch!

Is the Fireball whiskey essential?

The Fireball adds a spicy cinnamon kick, but if you’re not a fan or don’t have it on hand, you can skip it or use regular whiskey with a dash more of cinnamon.

👩🏻‍🍳 Expert tips

  • Make sure your apple juice or cider is chilled.
  • Adjust the sugar-cinnamon ratio according to your taste. Some like it sweeter, some spicier!

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Apple Pie On The Rocks {Easy Fall Cocktail}

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