Apple Cider-Mezcal Margarita


This fall version of a margarita features apple cider and mezcal, a liquor made from agave much like tequila. Like a classic margarita, this one blends sweet and sour flavors with a hint of cinnamon and orange from triple sec.

Apple Cider Mezcal Margarita
Photo: Rachel Marek
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 lime wedge

  • cup apple cider

  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • 2 ½ ounces mezcal

  • ½ ounce triple sec

  • Cinnamon sticks & apple slices for garnish


  1. Combine sugar, cinnamon and salt on a small plate. Rub lime wedge around the rims of 2 old-fashioned glasses. Dip the rims in the sugar mixture until well coated. Fill the glasses with ice cubes.

  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Add cider, lime juice, mezcal and triple sec; cover and shake well. Divide between the prepared glasses. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and apple slices, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

165 Calories
17g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 165
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Total Sugars 14g
Added Sugars 4g 8%
Vitamin A 17IU 0%
Vitamin C 11mg 12%
Folate 3mcg 1%
Sodium 147mg 6%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Magnesium 3mg 1%
Potassium 39mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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