Christmas Apple Cider Margaritas | Southern Flair


It’s the last Monday until a 2-week Christmas break for me! And what better way to celebrate Monday than Margarita Monday? Tonight will be a festive Margarita Monday with apple cider margaritas! We tested these out last night (so it’s really a two-day margarita celebration) and finished decorating my Christmas tree and enjoyed my neighborhood’s luminary. I’m thinking tonight will include these Christmas margaritas and “Love Actually” because I’m not sure how I’ve made it this long through December without watching it yet!

Ingredients: (Yield: 2 drinks)

2 ounces tequila
2 ounces Triple sec
6 ounces apple cider
2 ounces orange juice
apple slices for garnish
1 tbsp. sugar for rim
1 tbsp. cinnamon for rim


Mix the sugar and cinnamon on a small plate. Run an apple slice (or lemon, lime, or orange) around the rim of your glass. Dip your glass into the sugar and cinnamon mixture to coat the rim. Fill your glass with ice.

In a cocktail shaker, combine 1 cup of ice with the orange juice, apple cider, tequila, and Triple sec. Shake well and pour through a strainer into your glass. Add an apple slice and/or cinnamon stick. I didn’t have cinnamon sticks on hand, so I sprinkled in a little extra cinnamon into my drink.

And that’s all! The perfect festive way to celebrate Margarita Monday during the holidays!

What’s your favorite holiday cocktail?

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10 thoughts on “Christmas Apple Cider Margaritas

  1. This sounds SO yummy! I might have to concoct something like this to share with my sister for this weeks “Thirsty Thursday”!

    xoxo, SS

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 6:05 pm
    1. Yes, you will have to try it! Let me know how it turns out!

      Posted on December 16, 2014 at 10:25 am
  2. Oh I need to watch Love Actually too! My favorite!

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:18 am
    1. I have to watch it every year! I love it!

      Posted on December 18, 2014 at 8:05 am
  3. This looks so good! I’m definitely going to have to make this soon!

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 3:16 pm
    1. Great! I hope you enjoy it! Merry Christmas!

      Posted on December 18, 2014 at 8:04 am
  4. Hello, thank you for sharing this delicious drink recipe. It looks really yummy, I had to pin to my food board. I have shared my winter cocktail earlier today, here is a link if you would like to have a look
    Happy Holidays!

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 7:31 pm
    1. Thank you! I will definitely check it out!

      Posted on December 18, 2014 at 8:04 am
  5. These sound SO good! I’m such a margarita girl in the summer time, and I usually switch to whiskey sours in the winter, but I think I’ll have to give this a try! My go-to holiday drink is usually a White Russian (or a glass of wine)… ;)

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 8:33 am
    1. I’m a margarita girl all the time :) White Russians and Eggnog are always good in the winter too (and wine!)!

      Posted on December 18, 2014 at 11:21 am