Caramel Apple Cider Jungle Juice


Author: Rachel

Published Date: November 3, 2023

Caramel Apple Cider Jungle Juice is a perfect fall-inspired party beverage that combines what I swear tastes like drinking a homemade apple pie.

This recipe is designed to serve a crowd, making it ideal for Halloween parties, fall gatherings, or any festive occasion.

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Why You’ll Love this Recipe

This Caramel Apple Cider Jungle Juice is everything you want in a festive punch – it’s sweet, it’s spiced just right, and it’s as comforting as a warm blanket on a chilly evening.

Think of it as your favorite apple cider but with a playful twist.

The addition of the caramel vodka gives it a rich, velvety touch that harmonizes beautifully with the zesty apple pie spice.

The green and red apple slices bobbing around not only add to the rustic charm but provide a delightful fruitiness to each sip.

And those cinnamon sticks? They’re like little magic wands that infuse the whole mix.

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Caramel Apple Spice Jungle Juice Ingredients

  • Mussleman’s Apple Cider
  • Smirnoff Kissed Caramel Vodka
  • Green Apples
  • Honeycrisp Apples
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Apple Pie Spice

*Scroll to Printable Recipe Card below for detailed amounts!

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How to Make Caramel Apple Cider Jungle Juice

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 0

Chill Time: 24 hours

Total Time:  1 day (24 hours) 10 minutes

Servings: 20

  1. Add green apple slices and red apple slices to a large glass drink dispenser.
  2. Next pour the entire gallon of apple cider on top of the apples.
  3. Pour in the entire bottle of caramel vodka, roughly 3.5 cups.
  4. Next add the 5 cinnamon sticks and 1 tablespoon of apple pie spice to the apple cider mixture.
  5. With a large spoon, mix all the ingredients together until thoroughly combined.
  6. Seal the top of the dispenser and place in the refrigerator to chill for 24 hours. Stir every so often when you have time.
  7. After fully chilled and steeped, serve over ice in a caramel drizzled glass and enjoy!

Storage and Reheating Instructions

How to Store Caramel Apple Cider Jungle Juice:

If by some chance you have leftovers you can easily store this jungle juice in the refrigerator. Keep it in a sealed pitcher or leave it in the dispenser and it will stay fabulous for up to 5 days.

Just remember to give it a good stir before serving again to redistribute all the flavors.

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Helpful Tips & Substitutions

Can This Be Frozen?

Well, technically yes. But I wouldn’t recommend freezing the whole batch because the flavors are at their peak when fresh.

However, if you’re into experimenting, try freezing some in ice cube trays for a super cool twist! They make for a deliciously slushy treat or can be used to cool down and spice up regular apple cider.

Can This Be Made Ahead of Time?

Absolutely, and it’s actually encouraged! Preparing this punch a day in advance allows the flavors to mingle and marry beautifully.

So go ahead and tick this off your party prep list 24 hours early. You’ll thank yourself when you’re able to greet your guests with a relaxed smile and a glass of this ambrosial drink.

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(my dog loves the smell of apples so he was really interested in this drink 🤣)

Substitutions & Variations

Variety is the spice of life, right? If you can’t get your hands on apple pie spice, reach for allspice for a similar warming flavor profile.

And for those who prefer their festivities minus the alcohol, swap out the caramel vodka for ginger ale and a little caramel topping sauce for that non-alcoholic sparkle. This version doesn’t require a long chill time – just mix and serve!

Helpful Cooking Notes

Now, before you get started, let’s make sure you’re set up for success with some handy tips:

  1. Choose Your Apples Wisely: The green apples will give you that tartness that balances the sweetness, while red Honeycrisp apples are all about that juicy crunch.
  2. Get the Right Vodka: The Smirnoff Kissed Caramel Vodka isn’t just a fancy addition; its smooth caramel note is crucial to achieving that decadent flavor.
  3. Chilling is Key: Don’t rush the chill time. Those 24 hours are your secret weapon to a perfectly infused drink.
  4. The Serving Glass Matters: Take the extra minute to drizzle caramel in the serving glasses. It’s not just for looks – it adds a little extra caramel goodness to every sip.
  5. Keep an Eye on the Spice: A tablespoon of apple pie spice is perfect for most, but if you’re sensitive to spices, start with less. You can always add more to taste.
  6. Stir Occasionally: A quick stir whenever you remember keeps the flavors evenly distributed.
  7. Serving Size: This recipe generously serves 20, so it’s perfect for your next big shindig!
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This Caramel Apple Cider Jungle Juice is more than just a drink; it’s a vessel of fall festivity, a mix that brings together all the tastes we adore about the season. It’s a guaranteed hit for any party, or just a cozy night in. So grab your pitchers and your apples, and let’s make some autumn magic!

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Caramel Apple Cider Jungle Juice


4.50 from 8 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 10 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 71 kcal
Caramel Apple Cider Jungle Juice recipe is perfectly spiced, delightfully sweet, and with a hint of caramel, it's the ultimate fall drink for your gatherings. Enjoy a blend of apple cider, caramel vodka, fresh apples, and warming spices that's sure to win hearts.

INGREDIENTS
  

  • 1 Gallon Apple Cider, Mussleman’s
  • 750 mL Bottle Smirnoff Kissed Caramel Vodka
  • 2 Green Apples, cut into slices
  • 2 Red Honeycrisp Apples, cut into slices
  • 5 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 Tablespoon Apple Pie Spice

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Add green apple slices and red apple slices to a large glass drink dispenser.
  • Next pour the entire gallon of apple cider on top of the apples.
  • Pour in the entire bottle of caramel vodka, roughly 3.5 cups.
  • Next add the 5 cinnamon sticks and 1 tablespoon of apple pie spice to the apple cider mixture.
  • With a large spoon, mix all the ingredients together until thoroughly combined.
  • Seal the top of the dispenser and place in the refrigerator to chill for 24 hours. Stir every so often when you have time.
  • After fully chilled and steeped, serve over ice in a caramel drizzled glass and enjoy!

NOTES

How to Store Caramel Apple Cider Jungle Juice:

If by some chance you have leftovers you can easily store this jungle juice in the refrigerator. Keep it in a sealed pitcher or leave it in the dispenser and it will stay fabulous for up to 5 days. Just remember to give it a good stir before serving again to redistribute all the flavors

Can This Be Frozen?

Well, technically yes. But I wouldn’t recommend freezing the whole batch because the flavors are at their peak when fresh. However, if you’re into experimenting, try freezing some in ice cube trays for a super cool twist! They make for a deliciously slushy treat or can be used to cool down and spice up regular apple cider.

Can This Be Made Ahead of Time?

Absolutely, and it’s actually encouraged! Preparing this punch a day in advance allows the flavors to mingle and marry beautifully. So go ahead and tick this off your party prep list 24 hours early. You’ll thank yourself when you’re able to greet your guests with a relaxed smile and a glass of this ambrosial drink.

Substitutions & Variations

Variety is the spice of life, right? If you can’t get your hands on apple pie spice, reach for allspice for a similar warming flavor profile. And for those who prefer their festivities minus the alcohol, swap out the caramel vodka for ginger ale and a little caramel topping sauce for that non-alcoholic sparkle. This version doesn’t require a long chill time – just mix and serve!

Helpful Cooking Notes

Now, before you get started, let’s make sure you’re set up for success with some handy tips:
  1. Choose Your Apples Wisely: The green apples will give you that tartness that balances the sweetness, while red Honeycrisp apples are all about that juicy crunch.
  2. Get the Right Vodka: The Smirnoff Kissed Caramel Vodka isn’t just a fancy addition; its smooth caramel note is crucial to achieving that decadent flavor.
  3. Chilling is Key: Don’t rush the chill time. Those 24 hours are your secret weapon to a perfectly infused drink.
  4. The Serving Glass Matters: Take the extra minute to drizzle caramel in the serving glasses. It’s not just for looks – it adds a little extra caramel goodness to every sip.
  5. Keep an Eye on the Spice: A tablespoon of apple pie spice is perfect for most, but if you’re sensitive to spices, start with less. You can always add more to taste.
  6. Stir Occasionally: A quick stir whenever you remember keeps the flavors evenly distributed.
  7. Serving Size: This recipe generously serves 20, so it’s perfect for your next big shindig!

NUTRITION

Calories: 71kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.02gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 10mgPotassium: 183mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 23IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
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