Apple Cider Punch (Super Easy Fall Punch Recipe)

Fall is the perfect time to enjoy this easy Apple Cider Punch made with simple ingredients like apple cider, orange juice, and lemon juice. Inspired by my new favorite fall fragrance, Apple Picking (from Yankee Candle), your whole house will smell like a trip to the apple orchard!  

Options for spiked apple cider punch and kid-friendly, non alcoholic punch given too!

Apple Cider Punch

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The Yankee Candle fragrance, Apple Picking, is a new favorite this year! It smells like apples with a touch of cinnamon and reminds me of apple picking and sipping apple cider!

Plus, the candle has a beautiful decorative label that is so festive for gifting. You could gift it alongside freshly baked fall treats or wrapped up with apples and cinnamon sticks! It was the perfect inspiration to create this Apple Cider Punch!

Apple Candle

Apple picking is one of my favorite fall activities, the fresh apple cider, apple cider donuts, and all the apple picking fun! Here’s an old picture of one of my sweetest apple picking memories with Blakely when she was younger!

This was snapped when we went apple picking in upstate NY with my brother and his family. The whole farm smelled like apples, it was incredible.

While I can’t teleport over to pick apples any time I want, enjoying my Apple Picking candle and sipping on this delicious Apple Cider Punch is just as perfect!

Apple Cider Punch

Easy Fall Punch

I wanted to create an easy fall punch recipe that has all my favorite fall flavors that you can serve to guests at any occasion from a fall baby shower or birthday party to Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving too.

I also wanted to make sure it used easy-to-find ingredients so you can pull it together quickly! So what’s in my Apple Cider Punch? Just 4 ingredients (for the non-alcoholic variety). It’s perfect for the kids and your family-friendly activities. My daughter loves it!

Spiked Apple Cider Punch
Fall Apple Cider Punch

Garnish Your Apple Cider Punch

Not only will your garnishes make your punch pretty, but the fruit slices and cinnamon sticks also help enhance the flavor!

Spiked Apple Cider Punch

Spiked Apple Cider Punch

If you want to create an alcoholic variety of my apple cider punch, it’s easy too! You also have options! I suggest going with either rum or whiskey for the best flavor of a spiked a apple cider punch.

Regardless of which alcohol you choose, start out with 1 cup. You could also add some cinnamon schnapps too (about 1/4 cup).

Apple Cider Punch

Can you make this Apple Cider Punch in advance?

You can! Everything except the ginger ale, however, because you want it to be nice and fizzy when ready to serve. If you add the ginger ale too far ahead of time, it will lose all the bubbles.

What I do is mix the apple cider, orange juice and lemon juice together in a large pitcher or drink dispenser, toss in my sliced apples, oranges and cinnamon sticks. Refrigerate up to a day in advance so it’s nice and cold! Then pour in the ginger ale when it’s party time!

You don’t have to make this punch far in advance, however, just be sure you either have enough ice to chill it quickly or refrigerate for at least an hour beforehand so it’s cold.

A note on ice! If your punch is cold enough, you don’t need ice. If not, I suggest pouring it over ice or using an ice ring in a large punch bowl.

Easy Apple Cider Punch

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Spiked Apple Cider Punch

Apple Cider Punch

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic varieties of this delicious and easy Apple Cider Punch, the perfect fall punch recipe!
SERVINGS 8 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chilling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


Apple Cider Punch

  • 6 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup rum - (or whiskey) *optional*
  • 1 liter ginger ale - (about 4 cups)

Apple Cider Punch Garnishes

  • 2 apples - sliced
  • 1 orange - sliced
  • 10 cinnamon sticks


  • Place apple cider, orange juice and lemon juice in a large pitcher or punch bowl. Stir to combine. If making spiked apple cider punch, add your rum (or whiskey).
  • Toss in sliced apples, oranges and cinnamon sticks. Refrigerate to chill at least one hour.
  • When ready to serve, add ginger ale and pour over glasses filled with ice.


Calories: 183kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 17mgPotassium: 355mgFiber: 4gSugar: 37gVitamin A: 139IUVitamin C: 34mgCalcium: 75mgIron: 1mg
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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  1. wilhelmina says:

    This punch is Fall perfect! I did splash a little rum in mine and it was even better. Great recipe!

  2. Allyson Zea says:

    This was the perfect easy drink! So tasty!!

  3. Andrea Thueson says:

    This was so fun to make, and the cider was terrific! I’ll be making this all Fall long.

  4. cheryl grace says:

    love the glasses! where can i find them

  5. Jeanette Vigorito says:

    What type of Lemon Juice? Like lemonade? TIA

    1. Not lemonade, just pure lemon juice either straight from a lemon or bottled pure, plain lemon juice.

  6. Lizzy Mann says:

    Used some honey Jim beam and it was so delicious

    1. Lizzy did you try any other alcohol? I am wondering if i should just buy the honey jim beam since you mentioned it

  7. Can this be served warm or is it better served cold?

  8. Grandma Carol says:

    Served this at our Grandson’s Pumpkin Farmstand and people were literally coming back to ask for the recipe! How many ounces are you counting in a “serving”?

  9. This looks so good! What a great fall recipe to make for friends!

  10. Thanks for sharing! How far ahead of time can I make it?

  11. Can you use a spiced rum with this recipe or is a basic rum better?

    1. Suggest rum and fireball (Cinnamon whiskey) – great.

  12. GREAT! I made it for an adult function, so went with 2 (rather than 1) cups light rum, probably could have used dark, or combination – you’d never taste it I guess AND 1 cup Fireball (cinnamon whiskey).

  13. How much gingerale do you add to the cup if you are adding it before you serve to a cup with ice?

  14. I made it non-alcoholic and 3x the recipe. It was perfect! The kids even liked it!
    This cider was the hit of the party! Delicious and beautiful.

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