Fall cocktail pitcher recipe perfect for autumn parties and Thanksgiving, with flavors of apple, cinnamon and spiced rum. This large batch apple pie cocktail is a great way to welcome guests to your home for the holidays. Make a pitcher for easy refills and place a tray near the entry.
Easy Batch Drink
When you’re entertaining, and especially during the holidays, it’s a great idea to have a pitcher of drinks for guests, ready on arrival. The convenience factor paired with a signature cocktail is perfect for the hostess who has so many things to think about.
This apple pie cocktail with rum is so delicious and tastes just like the season! Add it to your list of fall cocktails for entertaining at home.
Thanksgiving Pitcher Cocktail
The color and flavors make this pitcher of cocktails an excellent choice for Thanksgiving ideas or Friendsgiving while the rest of the dinner is cooking. Just mix up a big batch in a container, and set up a tray with glasses ready to be filled.
Add a pretty garnish that hints at the flavors inside. I like to serve it with an apple slice and a cinnamon stick.
I encourage the convenience of serving this in a pitcher but you could also mix up individual drinks if you like. Use 1 ounce rum, 1/2 ounce schnapps, and 3 ounces juice. Combine over ice and enjoy.
PARTY TIP: Make a pitcher of cocktails for guests to serve themselves and have it ready to pour when they arrive.
Apple juice. I like to use regular no sugar added apple juice for this recipes. This keeps it a little lighter and gives you a clear drink rather than an opaque one. You can substitute with apple cider if you like, or give it some effervescence by using sparkling apple juice!
Spiced rum. Spiced rum like Captain Morgan, is one of those liquors that instantly says fall to me. It’s got more flavor and depth than regular rum, and plenty of holiday spice like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, etc. You may substitute with dark rum but the flavor will have less spice.
Cinnamon schnapps. There are several brands or cinnamon liqueur you can use, like DeKuyper or Goldschlager. It adds great flavor to this drink and complements the other ingredients. You could also try Fireball as a substitute.
- 4 cups apple juice, chilled
- 1 cup spiced rum, chilled
- 1/2 cup cinnamon schnapps, chilled
- Combine all ingredients in a pitcher.
- Garnish with a cinnamon stick and apple slice if desired.
Make sure everything is chilled but serve over ice if needed.