Autumn Spiced Rum Cider Cocktail

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PREP TIME 10 min

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Spiced Autumn Rum apple cider in glass mugs

Fall is full of treats: the leaves change to rich autumn colors and food offers all the comfort as the weather turns cooler. And, of course, we can legitimately enjoy the best fall cocktails. If hot rum cocktails are not on your radar yet, listen up! Wrapping your hands around a warm Autumn Spiced Rum Cider cocktail is guaranteed to chase away the blues.



Hosting a crowd? Make our recipe in a slow cooker to keep it warm for longer 


If you like a pear cider then try it with a perry too, it’s a tasty twist! 


Make a big batch and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days to heat up throughout the season 



1 Person

1.5 Oz

45 Ml

1.5 Parts

1 Oz

30 Ml

1 Parts

apple cider
cinnamon stick
cm piece of fresh ginger
to garnish, a slice of fresh apple and a cinnamon stick



Pour the rum and apple cider into a small pan along with your cinnamon and ginger 


Bring to the simmer, reduce heat to a slow simmer to 5-10 minutes 


Remove the spices with a slotted spoon and pour into a mug 


Garnish with a slice of apple and cinnamon stick (optional)  

The perfect Autumn Spiced Rum Cider cocktail recipe

Spiced fall rum cocktails are a brilliant choice to help you settle into the changing weather. A warm mug of spiced apple cider spiked with rum brings comfort on a chilly day. Hoorah for our Autumn Spiced Rum Cider cocktail recipe, it’s the easiest one of them all!

All of your favorite fall flavors are in this recipe – warming cinnamon spice, fresh ginger, and delicious apple cider meet the sweet caramel notes of delicious dark rum. What’s not to love? Served warm for extra coziness, you can even add a dash of maple syrup if you like it sweet!

What rum is best for fall rum cocktails?

This Autumn Spiced Rum Cider cocktail recipe needs a delicious dark rum to deliver seriously rich caramel notes. We’re fans of the golden Maison La Mauny VSOP; it’s been aged for over four years in the tropical Martinique warmth in American and French barrels for a smooth honeyed sip. Another fave of ours is the award-winning Jamaican Appleton Estate Signature Rum, offering peachy molasses flavors that complement the spices in this recipe perfectly.

When to serve an Autumn Spiced Rum Cider cocktail

Our Autumn Spiced Rum Cider cocktail is a gorgeous way to welcome dinner guests on a chilly fall evening as this light drink won’t spoil anyone’s appetite for dinner. Pair this cocktail with buttery shortbread desserts for a heavenly match, or small puff pastry bites with cheese or salmon. To double up on the fall flavors, pour an Autumn Spiced Rum Cider cocktail when you’re serving apple pie or cinnamon donuts. If you’re looking for perfect warm Thanksgiving cocktails to go with your turkey dinner, our recipe is an obvious choice. Alternatively, if you’re curled up on the sofa with a bowl of creamy pasta and your besties, an Autumn Spiced Rum Cider cocktail would be absolutely divine!