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top side view of ginger spiced apple cider spritzer on ice with sliced apples on top; this mocktail is sitting on a wooden board

Apple Cider Mocktail

  • Author: Gigi & Sersie
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This delicious apple cider mocktail is spiced with fresh ginger and cinnamon. The sparkling water gives it a subtle fizz. This drink is naturally sweetened with fruit, so there's no added sugar.


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  • 1 cup apple cider (no added sugar)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger root, grated
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 cloves (optional)
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup plain sparkling water
  • 1/4 apple, sliced


Use a microplane grater to carefully grate the fresh ginger root. If you don't have a microplane grater, use a knife to mince the ginger finely.

Add apple cider, freshly grated ginger, cinnamon sticks, and cloves (if using) to a small pot. Bring to a gentle boil for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it sit to "steep" and cool to room temperature.

Remove the cinnamon sticks from the apple cider mixture. Using a fine mesh strainer, carefully strain the mixture into a tall glass to remove the chunks of ginger.

Add ice and sparkling water to the glass. Gently stir to incorporate.

Top with fresh sliced apple, and enjoy!



  1. Microplane grater
  2. Fine mesh strainer
  3. Small pot
  4. Measuring cup
  5. Knife
  6. Cutting board
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Mocktail
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: apple cider, no added sugar, fall mocktail, nonalcoholic drink, ginger root, cinnamon, clove, healthy vegan recipes, daniel fast recipes