Get a taste of Autumn with this Spiced Caramel Apple 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.
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.
This recipe is so easy to remember, and even easier to put together. Just grab a shot glass or a cocktail jigger and measure out the parts. Then serve the cocktail in a martini or coupe glass with caramel on the rim. Every sip delivers a sweet blast of caramel, followed by apple cider and spices.
This recipe uses Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum and cloudy apple cider. It’s okay if you only have apple juice instead of cider. I personally love the cider because it’s another favorite from my childhood. 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.
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!
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Caramel Apple & Spiced Rum Cocktail
- 2 oz Spiced Rum
- 2 oz Apple Cider or apple juice
- 1 tbsp 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.