Apple Cider Bourbon Slush

LAST UPDATED: Sep 24, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Oct 27, 2017 | By: Julie Blanner

Easy 2 minute, 2 ingredient bourbon slush recipe that serves a crowd! This apple cider cocktail creates the perfect taste of fall!

Fall weekends can only mean one thing: it’s time for a seasonal cocktail! I have a fun one to share with you today – a simple Apple Cider Bourbon Slush!

A clear glass full of an apple cider slush with bourbon, cinnamon stick for garnish

Well, fall took a cold turn! Just yesterday I was wearing a dress and flip flops and today I was bundled up in a coat and boots. I was hoping to hold onto warmer temperatures for a few more weeks, but it appears fall is full effect and November is just days away. I must have blinked once again.

Everyone loves a classic summertime drink, but I also love creating fall and winter cocktails! The flavor profiles are often so fragrant and unique. This Amaretto Snowball recipe is a great one, as well as my Merry Mint Cocktail and a Cinnamon Toast. You’ve also got to try my mulled wine and homemade apple cider recipe

This apple cider bourbon slush is perfect for a cozy night in – the consistency and flavor is so good, it requires just two ingredients, two minutes of your time, and very little patience/preparation.

Over the past couple of years, I have acquired a taste for bourbon, starting with this Cinnamon Apple Old Fashioned. It provides much-needed warmth this time of year and is a tasty addition to cocktails.

A friend of mine and I were talking about an upcoming bonfire and decided that apple cider bourbon and S’mores would be needed to combat the predicted 35-40 degree evening.

I love Warm Bourbon Apple Cider but wondered how it would be as a slush. My mom didn’t drink often, but when she did, it was almost always in slush form, so I decided to give it a shot…

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I love apple everything in the fall. In fact, I’ve written Your Complete Guide to the Best Apple Recipes that you’re going to love! It’s perfect to Pin and save for later!

Why You’ll Love Apple Cider Slushies

  • It’s so quick and easy!
  • It serves a crowd – as written, this recipe makes 8 cocktails but it’s so easy to make more!
  • It’s a true taste of fall in fun cocktail form.
  • This fall cocktail is especially perfect for those who live in warmer climates but want to enjoy fall flavor.
  • a Bourbon slush is the perfect way to experiment with a new-to-you liquor. Think you don’t like Bourbon? Think again! This liquor will warm you through and through.
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Apple Cider Slush Ingredients

  • Apple Cider – Homemade Apple Cider (it’s easier than you think) or store bought.
  • Bourbon – Your favorite! Maker’s Mark is always a tried and true classic, but it’s also a great time to experiment and try something new.

Variations

  • Alternatively you can use whiskey, scotch rum, brandy or cognac.
  • Make with pear cider instead of apple cider!

How to Make an Apple Cider Slush

  1. Combine – Combine cider and bourbon.
  2. Freeze – Freeze in an airtight container until slushy or solid.
  3. Stir – Allow to sit at room temperature for a few minutes and stir.
  4. Garnish – Add a cinnamon stick and fresh apple slice to serve! If you want to get fancy, you can even top this drink with a dollop of homemade whipped cream for more of a dessert style fall cocktail.

For a sweet way to take this apple cider slush cocktail up a few notches, sprinkle a little cinnamon sugar on top. Apples and cinnamon are the ultimate fall flavor combination!

2 ingredient apple cider bourbon slush recipe

Recipe Tips

  • Leave room in your container. Cider can expand while freezing.
  • This recipe is so easy to make for a crowd. In fact, you can change the servings just by clicking the 1x 2x 3x option in the recipe card to help you calculate!
  • Did you know there are better quality cinnamon sticks and some cinnamon sticks are meant just for decorating? Be sure to order the right cinnamon sticks for your garnish!

How to Store

Freeze – Store frozen in an airtight container up to three months.

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Dietary Considerations

  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

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apple cider slush garnished with cinnamon stick and apple slice

Apple Cider Slush

Julie Blanner
Easy 2 minute, 2 ingredient apple cider slush recipe with bourbon that serves a crowd! It's a taste of fall, in slushie form!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 317 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 gallon apple cider
  • 3 cups bourbon

Instructions
 

  • In a plastic pitcher or freezer safe container, combine cider and bourbon. 
  • Freeze overnight.
  • Remove from freezer and allow to set 3 minutes. Stir thoroughly incorporating contents that have settled to the bottom.
  • Serve or refreeze until ready to serve.

Notes

Variations

  • Alternatively you can use whiskey, scotch rum, brandy or cognac.
  • Make with pear cider instead of apple cider!

Recipe Tips

  • Leave room in your container. Cider can expand while freezing.
  • This recipe is so easy to make for a crowd. In fact, you can change the servings just by clicking the 1x 2x 3x option in the recipe card to help you calculate!

How to Store

Freeze – Store frozen in an airtight container up to three months.

Nutrition

Calories:317kcalCarbohydrates:27gProtein:1gFat:1gSaturated Fat:1gSodium:10mgPotassium:239mgFiber:1gSugar:23gVitamin C:2mgCalcium:19mgIron:1mg
Keywords apple cider slush recipe, bourbon slush
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