Whiskey Cider Sour

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Whiskey Cider Sour fall cocktail recipe is a twist on the classic drink, perfect for fall cold weather and Thanksgiving. Flavored with apple, cinnamon, and lemon for a fun autumn cocktail.
Fall cocktails with cinnamon and leaves around them

This Whiskey Cider Sour is a delicious fall cocktail recipe. A simple drink with warm flavors that is great for game day and Thanksgiving.

Fall cocktails with cinnamon and leaves around them

Fall Cocktail Recipe

While I love classic and simple cocktails, I just love making and serving delicious cocktails that are unique and special. Especially during the holidays, like my Cinnamon Apple Old Fashioned.

This Whiskey Cider Sour is a twist on the classic with warm, fall flavors of cinnamon and apple.

The drink would be perfect for parties, football game day, and Friendsgiving for something fun and different.

Top view of a glass of Whiskey Cider Sour

Is an old fashioned a Whiskey Sour?

No, they are different cocktails. But they are somewhat similar in that they are simple drinks without heavy flavors or sweetness.

A whiskey sour is made with whiskey, egg white (sometimes), lemon juice, and a little sugar.

An old fashioned is made with whiskey, bitters, and some sugar.

Does Whiskey Sour have alcohol in it?

Yes – it is made with whiskey making this a cocktail.

You can also use bourbon instead of whiskey.

Whiskey Cider Sour being poured into a glass from a shaker

Is whiskey sour sweet?

No, it is not considered a sweet drink.

There is a great balance between the tang and sour of the lemon with a little sweet.

Why does Whiskey Sour have egg?

The egg white will not make your cocktail taste like egg. I was very skeptical the first time I tried a cocktail with egg white.

When you shake the cocktail in the shaker, the egg white breaks up and becomes foamy, adding volume and richness to the drink with some foam on top.

You can absolutely skip the egg if desired and still have a delicious fall cocktail.

Top view of two glasses of Whiskey Cider Sour

Is a whiskey sour strong?

A whiskey sour is stronger than light and fruity drinks, but does not necessarily need to be strong.

Of course, you can make it stronger if desired. But this recipe is a great balance of not sweet and not strong.


This cocktail uses just a few simple ingredients.

Whiskey is the liquor used, but you could also sub it for bourbon if desired.

I love making a cinnamon simple syrup because it adds amazing warmth to the drink. You can also use regular simple syrup if desired.

Other than that, you will need fresh lemon juice, apple cider, and egg whites (if desired).

Instruction Summary

It is very easy to make this fall cocktail. Simply put all of the ingredients into a shaker, shake with ice for 30 seconds, and then strain.

A glass of Whiskey Cider Sour with cinnamon stick and lemon peel
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Fall cocktails with cinnamon and leaves around them

Whiskey Cider Sour Recipe

Whiskey Cider Sour fall cocktail recipe is a twist on the classic drink, perfect for fall cold weather and Thanksgiving. Flavored with apple, cinnamon, and lemon for a fun autumn cocktail.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, Fall/Thanksgiving, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 181kcal



  • Put all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add a large scoop of ice.
  • Put the lid on the shaker and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  • Strain the cocktail into a glass with ice in it.


Serving: 1drink | Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg

What is the origin of a Whiskey Sour?

The cocktail dates back to the 1860s, but it is believed that British sailors drank something very similar even earlier than that.

Is Whiskey Sour same as amaretto sour?

There are many different “sour” cocktails out there.

They are very similar to each other, with the primary liquor changing (and sometimes the additions as well).

So a whiskey sour and amaretto sour will be made mainly the same way, but with one using whiskey and one using amaretto as the liquor. This slightly changes the taste

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7 thoughts on “Whiskey Cider Sour”

  1. This was DELICIOUS!!!!
    I have made it as written and used a spiced apple cider and both were delicious.
    Thank you for such a yummy recipe πŸ™‚

  2. 5 stars
    Wow! This is outstanding. The flavor is delicious and it was so easy to make. I can’t wait to recreate this for my friends who are coming over this weekend.


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