This apple cider slush with bourbon is an easy two minute, two ingredient crowd pleasing cocktail! It’s a taste of fall!

Apple cider bourbon slushies are perfect for a cozy night in, fireside or for all of your fall gatherings! They’re quick and easy to make and freeze well until you’re ready to enjoy!

Apple cider slushies with bourbon, garnished with a cinnamon stick
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On a rare occasion, my mom made fun, but classic cocktails when entertaining. She didn’t drink much, but her friends would enjoy seasonal cocktails like a Snowball, classic Daiquiri or something like this bourbon slush in the fall.

Now, I enjoy doing the same with my girlfriends. I wish my mom was here so we could enjoy the occasional cocktail together, but instead, I’ll share the recipe with you, so you can enjoy a special sip too!

I never understood much about bourbon for the first half of my life. When I think bourbon, I think bold, but it’s surprisingly warm and wonderful.

In fact, this apple cider bourbon slushes will take you by surprise – in the best possible way! It’s a subtly sweet sip, and so easy to drink.

Apple cider slush with bourbon, garnished with a cinnamon stick

Apple Cider Slush with Bourbon

Bourbon adds warmth to this frozen fall cocktail. It’s the perfect sip and a fun alternative to a Cinnamon Apple Old Fashioned. I love all the fall cocktails. Don’t skip our complete collection of 15 incredible recipes!

Why You’ll Love It

  • Just Two Ingredients – Quick and Easy
  • Makes Eight Cocktails – Serves a Crowd
  • Taste of Fall – Even for those in warm climates!
Apple cider slush with bourbon, garnished with a cinnamon stick

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Apple CiderHomemade Apple Cider (it’s easier than you think) or store bought. It’s so important to support your local makers, so seek out a local apple farm for their cider if you don’t want to make your own!
  • Bourbon – Use your favorite. Maker’s Mark, Bulleit, Four Roses and Basil Hayden’s are among our favorites to use.
Apple cider slush with bourbon, garnished with a cinnamon stick

Variations

  • Mix it up by substituting whiskey, scotch rum, brandy or cognac.
  • Make with pear cider.

How to Make

  1. Combine – Combine cider and bourbon.
  2. Freeze – Freeze in an airtight container until slushy or solid. I like using this acrylic pitcher with a lid!
  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! Rim the glass with cinnamon sugar or top with a dollop of homemade whipped cream.
Apple cider slush with bourbon, garnished with a cinnamon stick

Tips

  • Do not fill your container to the top. Cider can expand as it freezes.
  • For even more fall flavor, add a teaspoon of apple pie spice before freezing!
  • A teaspoon of vanilla extract will also add more fragrance and flavor!
Apple cider slush with bourbon, garnished with a cinnamon stick

Serving Suggestions

Apple cider slush with bourbon, garnished with a cinnamon stick

How to Store

  • Room Temperature – This apple cider slush will only stay frozen as long as the temperature allows! Keep in mind they will get slushier and slushier as time goes on.
  • Refrigerator – This cocktail makes excellent leftovers because the flavors meld together so well. Serve it chilled over ice after it’s melted down!
  • Freeze – Store frozen in an airtight container up to three months.
Apple cider slush with bourbon, garnished with a cinnamon stick

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Apple cider slushies with bourbon, garnished with a cinnamon stick
5 from 12 votes

Apple Cider Slush

Easy two minute, two ingredient apple cider slush with bourbon that serves a crowd! It's a taste of fall, in slushie form!
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 2 minutes
Servings: 8
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Ingredients  

  • 8 cups apple cider
  • 3 cups bourbon

Instructions 

  • In a plastic pitcher or freezer safe container, combine apple cider and bourbon. 
  • Cover and freeze overnight.
  • Remove from freezer and allow to set 3-5 minutes. Stir thoroughly, incorporating contents that have settled to the bottom.
  • Serve or refreeze until ready to serve.

Julie’s Tips

  • Do not fill your container to the top. Cider can expand as it freezes.
  • For even more fall flavor, add a teaspoon of apple pie spice before freezing!
  • A teaspoon of vanilla extract will also add more fragrance and flavor!
To Store
  • Freeze – Store frozen in an airtight container up to three months.
Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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13 Comments

    1. Hi Bruce,
      You can find the ingredient amounts in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. This recipe is meant to serve 8, but you can use the “yield” button on the card to make it serve any amount you’d like!
      I hope that helps- enjoy!
      Julie