Brown Sugar Apple Margarita

We have officially entered my favorite time of the entire year: Thanksgiving week.

For as long as I can remember, Thanksgiving has been my favorite holiday. The weather is usually perfect – on the tail end of fall before the depressing, cold days of winter. If we’re lucky, some pretty leaves are still hanging on. Football is happening. Sweaters, boots, tights and scarves rule my wardrobe again.

Plus, it means a few days off from work, long days with family, way too much good food, and crazy shopping. A.k.a, the best week ever.


And I’m here to tell you that you can make this week even better with just 4 words: brown sugar apple margaritas.

Still looking for something to serve with your holiday meal? Done.

Want something to wind down this week after long hours in the kitchen? Here you go.

Need something to get through hours with your crazy family? That’s normal, I think.

Mix up a pitcher of these, and you’ll be the hit of this year’s get together.


Brown Sugar Apple Margarita
Makes 1 drink, easily multiplied

Ingredients (for 1):

  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1 oz. tequila
  • 1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
  • 5 oz. apple cider
  • ice cubes


  1. Drop the brown sugar in the bottom of a glass and pour in the orange juice. Stir the sugar with the juice until it has mostly dissolved.
  2. Pour in the tequila, Grand Marnier, and apple cider. Stir everything together, add the ice cubes, and serve immediately.


  1. These sound so good!! Love the flavor combo!

  2. Oooooh! This is Thanksgiving perfection!

  3. Oh yum! What a nice change from a fruity margarita!

  4. Thanksgiving sounds like such a fun holiday – I really wish we had it here! Not that I’m going to let that stop me making one of these margaritas ;)

  5. Love love this! How fun for the holidays:-)

  6. love all the family time, this will just make it a littttle bit sweeter :)

  7. If I make a while pitcher of these do I have to share?! haha :)
    After this week I’ll probably need a pitcher or 2 of these!

  8. that should have been * a whole pitcher… not a while pitcher LOL

  9. I sadly can’t drink hard alcohol anymore, but this sounds fantastic! Will be passing this recipe along to some friends!

  10. Delicious!!!

  11. OH MY. I have to say, these sound pretty amazing! An excellent excuse to stock the bar with some tequila pre-Thanksgiving!

  12. I love your idea to have these after slaving away in the kitchen!

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  14. I so wish I had popped over to your blog yesterday to see this recipe!!! We had wine, which never disappoints, but this marg looks like a perfect fit (for Thanksgiving and for my tequila-loving palate!!). Happy Thanskgiving, Brandi! xoxo

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