A cinnamon toast cocktail is the ultimate fall sip. Featuring Goldschlager (or your favorite cinnamon liqueur), it will warm you up on even the chilliest of evenings.

It’s the perfect blend of Cinnamon Schnapps and apple cider, garnished with an apple slice and cinnamon sticks!

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This is one of my favorite fall cocktails – it’s perfect for a chilly evening in, a bonfire, or to sip on while you’re waiting for trick or treaters. If you are planning a get together this fall, this cinnamon liqueur cocktail is a must have!

It is simple to prepare, allowing you to enjoy the crisp fall air with your friends, just sit back and let them think you worked harder than you did.

I first tried this cocktail at one of our favorite places on Table Rock Lake – Big Cedar Lodge! Looking out over the lake and watching the leaves change color is so magical, and this cinnamon schnapps cocktail hit the spot perfectly. 

Cinnamon schnapps is the perfect way to spike a fall or winter drink to warm you up, it may not have the current fame of cinnamon whiskey, but it is a tried and true favorite that can dress up your drinks with ease. 

If you love warm cocktails, you’ve got to try my spiked hot chocolate! And don’t miss this delicious mulled wine recipe

Cinnamon liquor cocktail glass on marble surface, garnished with apple slice and cinnamon sticks.

Cinnamon Toast Cocktail

It’s a blend of cinnamon schnapps and apple cider. Essentially, a taste of fall in a glass. You can enjoy this cinnamon liqueur cocktail at room temperature or as hot apple cider. 

Why You’ll Love It

  • Cozy Fall Flavor – This delicious drink is full of the fragrance and warmth of autumn.
  • Beautiful Color – It’s also the prettiest amber color to serve for fall parties!
  • Flexible – Can be served warm, room temperature or even iced. 
Cinnamon toast cocktail in a glass on marble surface, garnished with apple slice and cinnamon sticks.

Ingredients and Substitutions

See printable recipe card for complete ingredients and instructions.

  • Apple Cider – Learn how to make your own homemade apple cider, or choose your favorite local brand. You can also use pear cider for a fresh spin on this cocktail!
  • Cinnamon Schnapps – Goldschläger or any favorite cinnamon liqueur. Try Hiram Walker, DeKuyper, Mr. Stacks, Aftershock or Firewater if you’re looking for other options.
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How to Make

  1. In a shaker or individual glass, combine cider and cinnamon schnapps.
  2. Stir or shake.
  3. Rim your glass as directed and pour cocktail into glass. Add apple slices and cinnamon sticks for garnish.

Tips

  • This cocktail is easy to multiply for larger quantities – simply use the yield tab in the printable recipe card, or get my free printable measurement conversion chart!
  • Natural cinnamon sticks for garnishing can be found at your local grocery store or specialty food stores. Please be sure to read the label and only use cinnamon sticks that are safe for human consumption.
Cinnamon toast cocktail in a glass on marble surface, garnished with apple slice and cinnamon sticks.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cinnamon Liquor?

Cinnamon liquor is steeped with spices. Generally they steep it with cinnamon sticks, then sweeten, leaving you with a drink where the cinnamon infuses the liquor with a perfectly sweet and spicy flavor – perfect for a fall cocktail. 

What is Cinnamon Schnapps?

Cinnamon schnapps is a high proof cinnamon flavored alcohol that is often distilled with the same flavoring that is used to make red hot cinnamon candies.

Serving Suggestions

Garnishing is half the fun of being your own home bartender!

  • Cinnamon sticks are the perfect garnish to a fall cocktail, they instantly add flair and flavor to a glass, the cinnamon infuses in the cocktail to add more flavor. 
  • Sliced apples make a beautiful garnish as well!
  • Star of Anise is a gorgeous addition when floating at the top of this cocktail.

Speaking of cinnamon sticks, rimming the glass is half the fun and makes this cinnamon schnapps cocktail feel special!

How to Rim a Glass

To rim the glass, you’ll need two cocktail plates.

  1. Fill one plate with simple syrup and another with ground cinnamon sugar.
  2. Lightly dip the glass in simple syrup, followed by cinnamon sugar.
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More Fall Cocktail Inspiration

Cinnamon toast cocktail in a glass on marble surface, garnished with apple slice and cinnamon sticks.
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Cinnamon Toast Cocktail

A cinnamon toast cocktail is the ultimate fall sip that will warm you up on even the chilliest of evenings. It’s the perfect blend of Cinnamon Schnapps (a Cinnamon Liquor) and apple cider garnished with an apple slice and cinnamon sticks!
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 1
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Ingredients  

  • ¾ cup apple cider
  • ounces cinnamon schnapps

Instructions 

  • In a shaker or individual glass, combine cider and cinnamon schnapps.
  • Stir or shake.
  • Rim your glass with simple syrup and cinnamon sugar by filling one plate with simple syrup and another with ground cinnamon sugar. Lightly dip the glass in simple syrup, followed by cinnamon sugar.
  • Add apple slices and cinnamon sticks for garnish.

Julie’s Tips

  • Can be served warm, room temperature or even iced. 
  • Double (or more) this recipe easily with the yield tab here on this printable recipe card! 
Calories: 237.48kcal | Carbohydrates: 36.7g | Protein: 0.18g | Fat: 0.23g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 7.08mg | Potassium: 178.77mg | Fiber: 0.35g | Sugar: 33.58g | Vitamin C: 1.59mg | Calcium: 14.16mg | Iron: 0.21mg

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

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  1. 5 stars
    Delicious! I had it iced with sparkling apple cider and it was super refreshing! I added a little extra schnapps but it was very nice as the recipe calls for too!