Get a taste of Autumn with this Caramel Apple & Spiced Rum Cocktail that will remind you of all the things you love about Fall from the first sip.
When summer starts to drift away and the temperatures turn down, I immediately start to think about all the Fall flavors I’ve been missing. Caramel apples were one of my favorites from my childhood. We’d made them at home and savor the sweet and sour combination for as long as we could. If you love these flavors together you should try caramel apple cupcakes and salted caramel apple crisp.
I haven’t had a caramel apple in a long time, though. My old teeth can’t handle the struggle anymore. But I do still crave them once in a while. What else is there to do than make the adult version? Welcome to this Caramel Apple Rum Cocktail. It’s the new best thing to eating a caramel apple.
Ingredients You’ll Need
This recipe is so easy to remember, and even easier to put together.
- Spiced rum – This recipe uses Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum but you can use any brand of spiced rum that you want, like Sailor Jerry’s or Kraken.
- Apple cider – I like to use cloudy apple cider but it’s okay if you only have apple juice instead of cider.
- Caramel syrup – I use Nestle’s Carnation Dulce de Leche caramel sauce. It tastes just like the caramels we used to melt down to make caramel apples.
- Garnish – Ground cinnamon and cinnamon sticks.
- Cocktail shaker – This allows you to mix all of the ingredients together with ice for the perfect cocktail.
- Cocktail jigger – A shot glass works just as good.
Start by pouring half the caramel syrup onto a small plate. Roll the rim of the glass around in the caramel to coat. Just like coating the rim of your margarita glass in salt.
In a cocktail shaker, mix together the remaining caramel syrup, rum, and apple cider with ice and shake until well combined. Then serve the cocktail in the prepared martini or coupe glass. Garnish with ground cinnamon and a cinnamon stick.
Every sip delivers a sweet blast of caramel, followed by apple cider and spices.
What Rum To Use
This recipe uses Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum. You can use any brand of spiced rum that you want, like Sailor Jerry’s or Kraken. On a side note, this cocktail is also really good with vanilla vodka, just in case you don’t like spiced rum.
Tips & Notes
- This cocktail is also really good with vanilla vodka, just in case you don’t like spiced rum.
- Turn this cocktail into a float with a scoop of Haagen Das Dulce de Leche ice cream added to it. It’s scrumptious!
- Use a shot glass or a cocktail jigger and measure out the ingredients.
This recipe makes one cocktail, so be sure to double or triple the quantity to have enough to serve everyone! If you make this cocktail, we’d love to hear how you like it in the comments!
Fall got you in the mood for apples? You might like these 25 Delicious Fall Apple Desserts.
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Caramel Apple & Spiced Rum Cocktail
- 2 ounces Spiced Rum
- 2 ounces Apple Cider or apple juice
- 1 tablespoon Caramel syrup divided
- sprinkle of ground cinnamon or cinnamon stick for garnish optional
- Ice for blending
- Pour half the caramel syrup on to a small plate. Roll the rim of your glass around in the caramel to coat it (like adding salt to a margarita glass).
- In a cocktail shaker, mix together the remaining caramel syrup, rum and apple cider with ice and shake until well combined.
- Pour the cocktail into the prepared glass. Serve.
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Laura is a home cook who loves making new recipes and finding new favorite things to eat, whether at home or abroad. She also runs a popular travel blog and spends a lot of her time traveling for food.