Cinnamon Apple Cider Spritzer

an apple cider vinegar spritzer over ice in a cocktail glass with an apple slice and cinnamon stick garnish on a white table

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Apple Cider Spritzer, a simple fall-inspired mocktail featuring apple cider vinegar spiced with cinnamon, anise, and cloves, and topped with sparkling water. Perfect for autumn and ready in less than 15 minutes!




  1. To infuse apple cider vinegar: To a small saucepan add apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, cinnamon sticks, star anise, and cloves. Bring to a low simmer on low heat, about five minutes, then remove from heat and let cool. Strain out the whole spices and reserve to use as garnishes.
  2. To build Apple Cider Spritzer mocktails: Fill cocktail glass with ice, add 1 cup sparkling water, then top with infused apple cider vinegar. Garnish with cinnamon stick, star anise, cloves, and sliced apple.



Notes: Don’t let the apple cider vinegar boil, or the vinegar will turn and will taste sour. Remove from heat just as it’s starting to simmer, the point is not to actually heat the vinegar but to heat the maple syrup and spices so the flavors dissolve in the vinegar.

Make it a cocktail: replace half of the sparkling water with a sparkling alcohol like prosecco or champagne, or add 1 ounce of of run or bourbon to the recipe

Tools Needed: small saucepan, strainer, mixology stet

Prep Ahead: Infuse the apple cider vinegar (step 1) up to five days ahead of time and store in the refrigerator until ready to build the spritzer.

Leftovers and Storage: Do not make the Apple Cider Spritzer first and then store the leftovers or the sparkling water will lose its carbonation and your mocktail will taste flat. Instead, prep the infused apple cider vinegar ahead of time and then add to fresh sparkling water when ready to serve.

Nutrition notes: This apple cider vinegar spritzer is a healthy fall mocktail recipe that uses fresh, whole spices for flavor and includes very little added sugar from the maple syrup to smooth the tang of the vinegar.


Keywords: apple cider vinegar drink, apple cider spritzer, mocktail