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Apple Cider Punch
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4.29 from 52 votes

Apple Cider Punch with Bourbon

This festive cocktail with apple cider, ginger beer, and bourbon can be made in batches to serve to a crowd.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Beverage
Keyword: alcoholic drink, drinks, party and entertaining
Servings: 8
Calories: 210kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $6.00


  • Pitcher


  • ½ gallon Apple Cider
  • 1 cup / 8 oz Bourbon
  • 1 12 oz bottle Ginger Beer, non-alcoholic
  • 1 cup Fresh Cranberries (optional)
  • 1 Apple, thinly sliced (optional)

For serving:

  • Ice
  • Cinnamon sticks (optional)
  • Cinnamon Sugar Apple Chips (optional)


  • Combine apple cider, bourbon, and ginger beer in a large pitcher. Top with cranberries and apple slices.
  • Fill glasses with ice and pour punch over top. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and apple chips.


I like the flavor of a non-alcoholic ginger beer in this recipe. It adds bubbles and a lightly spicy ginger flavor. Ginger ale is more mild but is a fine substitute.
If you’d like to have a non-alcoholic version available, simply combine the apple cider and ginger beer in a pitcher. After pouring the punch, add a shot of bourbon directly to glasses for those who want it.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg