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two glasses of caramel apple mocktail

Caramel Apple Mocktail

  • Author: Brooke
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 14 fluid ounces 1x


Caramel apple mocktail is a showstopping nonalcoholic drink recipe for kids and adults to enjoy.  It’s a sweet treat made with homemade caramel sauce, cold apple cider, and sparkling ginger beer.  The decorated rim of caramel and sugar with the cinnamon stick garnish makes this autumn party drink perfect for the Thanksgiving holidays.



For the Rim

For the Drink

  • 2 ounces homemade caramel sauce, warmed (1/4 cup)
  • 7 ounces apple cider, chilled
  • 7 ounces ginger beer, chilled

For the Garnish

  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. Dip the rim of the glass in the sauce, then dip it in the demerara sugar.
  2. Pour the warm sauce into the glass, then the apple cider and finish with the ginger beer.  Stir until well combined.
  3. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.  Serve immediately.


  • Use homemade sauce.  It has a rich, buttery flavor you just can’t get from store-bought.
  • Warm caramel sauce will dissolve quicker than cold.
  • The ratios are 2:2:1 for the apple cider, ginger beer, and caramel sauce.
  • Cutting the sauce in half will lower the calories by 200.
  • Keep the apple cider and ginger beer cold.
  • Category: Beverages
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Apple cider, caramel, fall drinks

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