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Bonfire Cider

Bonfire Cider is a cozy and refreshing fall cocktail. Apple cider is spiked with cinnamon flavored whiskey and topped with vanilla bubbly! Makes 1 cocktail but can easily be doubled.

Bonfire Cider

It’s feeling more and more like fall these days.

My mind is blown that we are a day away from October. But that’s not to say that I haven’t been feeling the fall vibes. I’ve got my scented candles lit, sweaters have been out since August (because this is Michigan after all), I’ve been making soups and football is on the TV Sunday, Monday and Thursday.

But Fridays are for high school football games and late night cocktails – lately for us at least.

Bonfire Cider

So with that said, cheers to fall with this simple and delicious cocktail. Cinnamon whiskey meets apple cider and vanilla bubbly – SO good!

ingredients for Bonfire Cider

To Make This Bonfire Cider You Will Need:

  • ice
  • cinnamon flavored whiskey (like Foggy Mountain – not sponsored)
  • apple cider
  • vanilla dry bubbly
  • apple slices for garnish
  • cinnamon sticks for garnish

bottle of Foggy Mountain Bonfire Whiskey

You are going to need some cinnamon flavored whiskey. Our good friend Josh got me hooked on this Foggy Mountain Bonfire whiskey (hence the name of the recipe) a couple summers ago and it’s delicious. Delicious over ice as is or mixed in a cocktail.

Bonus. It’s made in Michigan. ✋ 

ice in glass

Add ice to a glass. I recently picked up one of those ice cube trays that makes giant single cubes so the ice doesn’t water down your drink. It’s cool, but not necessary.

pour whiskey over ice

Start by pouring in 1-1/2 ounces cinnamon flavored whiskey.

then pour in apple cider

Next pour in 3 ounces apple cider.

squeeze in a little lemon

Add a small squeeze of lemon.

Lastly pour in vanilla dry bubbly

Top it off with some vanilla dry bubbly.

Bonfire Cider

The most delicious combo of cinnamon, apple and vanilla. 

As always, please drink responsibly.

Bonfire Cider

Enjoy! And if you give this Bonfire Cider recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

Bonfire Cider

Prep Time 5 minutes

Total Time 5 minutes


  • ice
  • 1 and 1/2 fluid ounces cinnamon flavored whiskey (I love Foggy Mountain)
  • 3 fluid ounces apple cider (not vinegar)
  • small squeeze of lemon
  • vanilla dry bubbly
  • 3 thin apple slices, for garnish
  • cinnamon sticks, for garnish


  1. Add ice to a glass.
  2. Pour in whiskey, cider and a small squeeze of lemon. Top with vanilla dry bubbly.
  3. Add cinnamon sticks and apple slices to garnish.
  4. Drink responsibly.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 309Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 15gSugar: 31gProtein: 2g

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