Caramel Apple Mocktail

Three glasses of caramel apple mocktail ready to serve with a half full pitcher in the background.

Perfect through autumn and apple season this rich caramel apple mocktail is reminiscent of an apple pie. It is a fun and pretty mocktail to serve to guests, young and old alike. Kids will love help preparing and stirring the ingredients together and decorating the glass rims.

The rimming of the cup is a unique blend of cinnamon biscuits and sweet rub. This gives some more texture to the drink which is complemented by the freshness of the apple chunks. It’s a drink that provides a little snack.

If looking for variations of this recipe, try using a homemade caramel sauce. Or, mix up the dessert seasonings by using a pumpkin spice mix or even a Chinese five-spice powder. Ginger snaps would also be a good substitution for the biscuits adding a different dimension. 

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Looking down on a picnic table with three caramel apple mocktails highlighting the pieces of apple floating in them.
Any apples can be used to add to this mocktail. If serving in warmer weather they can be prepared earlier and frozen.
A glass being removed from a side plate of biscuit crumbs having just been rimmed.
This rim is unique, using a cinnamon and biscuit dip, which adds a little extra body to the drink.
A picnic table with a caramel apple mocktail, pitcher of same mocktail, and two rimmed but empty glasses.
The mocktail can be served in individual glasses or each person can pour their own with it served from a pitcher.
Three glasses of caramel apple mocktail ready to serve with a half full pitcher in the background.
The seasoned biscuit rim and fresh apple help to elevate this autumn caramel apple mocktail.

Caramel Apple Mocktail Recipe

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Three glasses of caramel apple mocktail ready to serve with a half full pitcher in the background.
Perfect through autumn and apple season this rich Caramel Apple Mocktail is reminiscent of apple pie.
Preparation 10 minutes
Ready in 10 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
CourseDrink
InfluenceGlobal
DifficultyBeginner
MethodChill

Ingredients

  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 6 cups apple cider
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce
  • 2 plain biscuits or Graham crackers
  • 1 tablespoon dessert rub or cinnamon sugar
  • 1 apple
  • 3 cups sparkling water

Equipment

  • 1 pitcher
  • 6 serving glasses or plastic cups

Directions

  • Add the rosemary to the pitcher and muddle (lightly mash to break the leaves so the flavor is imparted into the liquids).
  • Add to the pitcher the apple cider and caramel syrup. Stir to mix the caramel evenly into the apple cider.
  • Place the biscuits into a small plastic bag and smash them until they are fine crumbs. Add the dessert rub and mix well to combine.
  • Core and thinly slice the apple to create apple pieces that can be added to the mocktail.
  • Set up two shallow plates, one with water and the second with the biscuit crumbs. Take each glass and dip the rim in the water, then dip in the seasoned biscuit crumbs to create a decorative rim.
  • Add two slices of the apple to the glass. Remove the rosemary from the pitcher then stir in case any of the caramel has settled. Pour the caramel apple cider into each glass just over half full, then add the sparkling water to fill to just below the biscuit rim. Serve immediately while still cold.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 173kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 99mgPotassium: 286mgFiber: 1gSugar: 39gVitamin A: 36IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 1mg

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