The Boozy Apple Cider Slushie Is The Fall Drink You Didn’t Know You Were Missing


If you’re on the hunt for a unique cocktail to serve at your Halloween party, Thanksgiving dinner or just because it’s fall, look no further! This boozy apple cider slush recipe is perfect for fall and packs a serious punch! Not to mention, it’s just fun to have an excuse to drink a slushie, don’t you think?

How To Make a Boozy Apple Cider Slush:


  • 3/4 cups apple cider or juice
  • 1 1/2 cups bourbon
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar cinnamon simple syrup (Find the recipe here)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 5 cups dry hard cider
  • Apple slices (for garnish)


In a 13-inch glass or metal pan, combine apple cider, bourbon, simple syrup, and lemon juice. Freeze uncovered for about 4 hours. Take out of the freezer and, using a fork, stir up the mixture and scrape up the icy bits. Return it to the freezer for a few hours, stirring every so often until the texture is similar to shaved ice. When you’re ready to serve it, break up large pieces of the ice mixture and put them into a glass. Top with dry cider and garnish with apple!

Colleen Matthews
Raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Colleen grew up cheering on the Razorbacks, fishing with her dad, learning about southern hospitality from her mom, and enjoying the best of The Ozarks. When she's not writing, she's likely spoiling her black lab, playing pranks on her husband, chasing around her nieces and nephews, or rearranging her house.