Raspberry Cider Whiskey

You might think that hard cider isn’t really a summer cocktail, but you’ll be proven wrong when you take a sip of this Raspberry Cider Whiskey Cocktail!

Raspberry Cider Whiskey cocktail

A Hard Cider Cocktail For All Seasons!

When I was thinking of how to make a summer cocktail with raspberries and not make it too sweet – I have to admit I was getting stumped. Raspberries are sweet by nature and therefore so is any liquor made from them.

What I was looking for was a  more refreshing summer cocktail…maybe a little sweet…but definitely something with some punch to it.

We have raspberry bushes that grow wild all along the edge of our backyard. It’s pretty fun to go out with a few bowls and come back with them overflowing with berries. Just sitting down and eating them is good for me, smashed into a bowl of vanilla ice cream – awesome – but fresh fruit mixed into a cocktail? There’s nothing better.

I guess whiskey seems to be a lot of my first thoughts…but I had just opened a bottle of Crown Royal Apple and it’s been on my brain. A shot or two of this stuff shaken with ice is so good on it’s own I had to try it in a cocktail.

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Sometimes you just get things right. The first mix of this drink was a winner. It almost tastes like a candy apple…with raspberry…and whiskey. But you get the idea. Sweet but not too sweet, crisp and seriously refreshing.

This was not a mix it up and dump it out recipe tasting day. It was a just a few more sips, and then just one more taste, until it was all gone tasting day – uh, well, morning that is.

Check out this recipe and other amazing cocktail recipes over at Food Fanatic!

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Raspberry Cider Whiskey

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

This delicious hard cider cocktail is perfect for enjoying all year long!



1 1/2 ounce Apple Whiskey

1/2 ounce Raspberry Liquor

6 ounces Hard Cider (your favorite brand)

Apple slices for garnish


Add ice to a low ball glass.

Pour in the apple whiskey, raspberry liquor and the hard cider. Stir to combine and garnish with apple slice if desired.

  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Stir
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: whiskey cocktails, crown royal apple whiskey, crown royal cocktails, hard cider cocktails, drink recipes



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