Autumn in a Glass: Apple Cider Margarita with a Thyme Garnish

September 13, 2023
Apple Cider Margarita

Welcome to’s beverage corner! While tacos hold our heart, we can’t resist the allure of a perfectly paired drink. Today, we’re exploring autumn with a refreshingly unique drink. Introducing the Apple Cider Margarita, garnished beautifully with a sprig of thyme and cinnamon.


  • 4 oz apple cider
  • 2 oz reposado tequila
  • ½ oz orange liqueur
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1-2 dashes of ground cinnamon
  • Ice cubes

For the Rim:

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Fresh thyme sprigs for garnish


  • Prepare the Glass: In a shallow dish, combine the brown sugar and ground cinnamon, mixing them well. Wet the rim of your glass with the lime wedge and then dip it into the sugar-cinnamon mix, ensuring an even coat.
  • Mix the Margarita: In a cocktail shaker, combine the apple cider, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and cinnamon. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously until the mixture is chilled.
  • Serve: Pour the shaken mixture into your prepared glass filled with ice. Gracefully garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme, adding an aromatic and visual appeal.
  • Optional: For an extra splash of flavor and warmth, consider adding a cinnamon stick for stirring or a dash of ginger beer.

Pairing Tips:

The Apple Cider Margarita pairs exquisitely with savory tacos, particularly those with pork or turkey fillings. The aromatic thyme and sweet cider nuances of the drink perfectly balance the meaty richness, offering an unmatched culinary experience.

With the Apple Cider Margarita, every sip is like wrapping yourself in a cozy fall blanket. Whether you’re diving into a Taco Tuesday feast, hosting an autumn gathering, or just fancy a drink with a twist, this margarita will undoubtedly enchant your palate.

To many flavorful autumns and memorable Taco Tuesdays!

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