Easy & Simple Apple Cider Mocktail

The Apple Cider Mocktail is a kind of drink where you have an experience of an apple cider mocktail, Apple cider is the base ingredient in this mocktail, the mocktail is made by mixing apple cider with other non-alcoholic components such as fruit juices, soda, and some flavors to create some refreshing and flavorful drink.

This is one such kind of drink that can be enjoyed on any occasion, whether it can be weekend parties, or gatherings, and can be enjoyed with families.

Apple cider mocktail can be easily prepared within 5 minutes. If you have all the ingredients such as apple cider, Lemon juice, ginger ale, and maple syrup. You can get an apple cider readymade pack, but I prefer a homemade apple cider, which can also be easily prepared.

Apple in Apple cider mocktail

Why Apple Cider Mocktail?

The best part about apple cider mocktails is very easy to prepare with minimal ingredients, and they taste amazing especially will be loved by kids, apple cider mocktails have a lot of potential health benefits.

Benefits of Apple Cider Mocktail

The apple cider mocktail offers some serious benefits to health. As a base ingredient Apple cider has a lot of benefits that are stated below.

  • Rich in Minerals & Vitamins: Apple cider is a good source of essential vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin C, Potassium & antioxidants. These nutrients support overall health and help to boost the immune system, support heart health, and promote healthy skin.
  • Low in calories and Fat: This Apple cider mocktail contains almost 0 Fats which makes as the healthier alternative to many sweetened beverages. It can be enjoyed as a guilt-free drink as a part of a balanced diet.
  • Digestive Aid: Apple cider vinegar, a common ingredient in apple cider, is believed by some to aid digestion and promote gut health. While more research is needed to confirm these claims, incorporating apple cider into your diet may offer mild digestive benefits for some individuals.
  • Potential Antioxidant Properties: The presence of antioxidants in apple cider may help combat oxidative stress in the body, which is linked to various chronic diseases and aging processes.
  • Natural Sweetener: When sweetened with natural ingredients like maple syrup or honey, this mocktail provides sweetness without the excessive use of refined sugars, making it a healthier option for those watching their sugar intake.
  • Hydration: The combination of apple cider with sparkling water or ginger ale in the mocktail provides hydration, which is essential for maintaining optimal bodily functions and overall well-being.
  • Enjoyment and Well-Being: Lastly, enjoying a flavorful and refreshing mocktail can contribute to overall well-being by promoting relaxation, social interaction, and satisfaction without the negative effects of alcohol.

Overall, while the apple cider mocktail may not offer significant health benefits on its own, it can be a nutritious and enjoyable beverage.

How to make Apple Cider in Home?

Apple cider is the most important ingredient in Apple Cider Mocktail, And If you prepared this cider once then you can store it and use it. The home-made apple cider if it is stored in a refrigerator can be stored for 7-10 days. Preparing apple cider at home is very easy with minimal ingredients.

Preparing mixture: Have about 8-10 apples with sweet and tart varieties. Wash them thoroughly so that all the dirt gets removed and cut them with peels (As it contains pectin, which helps to give cider a texture and flavor).

Adding water and boiling: Add a decent amount of water until it covers all the pieces and then add a decent amount of brown sugar (about ½ cup for 10 Apples) and cinnamon sticks (2 small pieces) as well. Then Boil this mixture in low heat for about 90 minutes to 2 hrs by stirring it occasionally.

Apple cider

Mashing & Storing: Use a potato masher and mash the pieces as they soften. You can also do it simply with the back of the spoon. After boiling keep the mixture aside and let the cider cool slightly. Once the mixture gets cooled use a fine sieve or a cheesecloth to get the solid particles separate by pressing the mixture to the extent possible. Then fill this liquid in the bottle and can be stored in a refrigerator.

Ingredients for Apple Cider Mocktail

Apple cider mocktail can be easily made with just 2-3 ingredients.

Apple cider: A cup of freshly prepared homemade apple cider. This ingredient is the hero of the recipe which decides the flavour of the mocktail.

Gingle ale: Half a cup of ginger ale or you can also make it using sparkling water.

Lemon Juice: Freshly prepared lemon juice adds tart flavor to it.

Maple syrup: Maple syrup provides the sweetness to the mocktail. You can even try it with organic brown sugar. But I Prefer to have maple syrup to get the essence of sweetness. Cinnamon sticks: These can be used for garnishing the mocktail.

apple cider mocktail recipe
Apple cider mocktail

Apple Cider Mocktail

Sesha Sai
Apple cider mocktail can be prepared easily at homes with just 4 ingredients. Besides having great taste, has lot of potential health benefits
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 90 kcal


  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup ginger ale
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  • Ice cubes
  • Apple slices and cinnamon sticks for garnish optional


  • In a shaker or mixing glass, combine the apple cider, sparkling water or ginger ale, lemon juice, and maple syrup or honey.
  • Add a few ice cubes to the shaker or mixing glass and gently stir until all the ingredients are well combined.
  • Fill a serving glass with ice cubes.
  • Strain the mixture from the shaker or mixing glass into the serving glass.
  • Garnish with apple slices and a cinnamon stick if desired.
Keyword Apple Cider Mocktail

Nutritional Facts

This drink has some good nutritional values in it

Calories90 Kcal
Total Fat0 g
Saturated Fat0 g
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium10 mg
Total Carbs23 g
Dietery fibres0 g
Sugars18 g
Protein0 g

Preferable Changes in Mocktail

Apple cider mocktails can be customized in many ways based on your preference.

Flavor: If you prefer to have a citrusy twist, then add a splash of orange juice or cranberry juice to it.

Spice: For someone who prefers to have spice then add cloves, and nutmeg that add depth to the flavor.

If you want to try some spicy mocktails then try this ginger beer mocktail– heaven for spicy mocktails.

Herbal Infusion: Infuse the mocktail with fresh herbs like mint, basil, or rosemary to enhance the flavor profile and aroma.

Texture Enhancement: Blend the ingredients with ice to create a slushy consistency for a more refreshing drink, or muddle fresh fruit like berries or peaches to add texture.

Garnish Choices: Get creative with garnishes by using different fruits, herbs, or spices. Lemon slices, apple slices, berries, or a sprig of fresh rosemary can all make beautiful and flavorful garnishes.

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