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Tequila Cider Smash Cocktail

Toast the season with this  autumn-inspired Tequila Cider Smash cocktail.  Silver tequila, apple cider and fresh sage are muddled into the perfect sip for the holidays!


Disclaimer:  I created this cocktail in conjunction with my must make Tequila Glazed Butternut Squash.  I was not compensated for this post but Hornitos is a brand that I fully adore and am happy to share this cocktail with you.  This post may contain affiliate links to products I trust and adore in my kitchen.  Thank you for supporting Cooking In Stilettos

Looking for a no stress cocktail this holiday season?  I have the perfect sip for you – my autumn inspired Tequila Cider Smash.

I am all about the no stress holiday and if there is a cocktail that takes minutes to make but delivers a punch of flavor, this is it.  As I hinted to y’all earlier, I have a number of tequila dishes that I will be serving this Thanksgiving, and, of course, the signature cocktail has to have a tequila twist.

Throughout the fall I love having apple cider on hand.  If time allows, I might make my own homemade apple cider, but if not, a good quality store bought cider is fine.  (Sorry – had a bit of a Barefoot Contessa moment there).  With Thanksgiving, I always buy a couple packages of sage for various recipes but there always seems to be some left over.  Why not smash them into a delicious autumn inspired drink right?  If you want to go without tequila for a bit of a cider smash, then by all means, please do.

Channel your inner mixologist and have at it.  This Tequila Cider Smash is the perfect signature cocktail for the holiday!

I wanted to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and hope that you enjoy your holiday with family and friends.  Thank you so much for visiting Cooking In Stilettos.  You all have been such a blessing over the years and I am so so grateful.  Happy Thanksgiving!

On to the recipe:


Gather your ingredients

Adding a touch of tequila

Time to Muddle

Now this is a perfect cocktail for the holidays!

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Tequila Cider Smash Cocktail

One sip of this Tequila Cider Smash and your guests will be praising your mixology skills. Apple Cider, silver tequila and a bit of sage meld into the perfect autumn inspired sip!

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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  • 4 ounces of silver aka plata tequila (I used Hornitos)
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 6 ounces of apple cider
  • 1 1/2 ounces to 2 ounces of agave nectar (depending on how sweet you want it)
  • 6 fresh sage leaves, plus more for garnish
  • Ice


  1. In a cocktail shaker, add the tequila, lime juice, apple cider, agave nectar and sage leaves.
  2. Muddle/Smash so that the sage leaves release their oils.
  3. Add a bit of ice and shake well.
  4. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice.
  5. Garnish with a sage leaf.
  6. Enjoy!



503 cal


64 g


1 g
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