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Caramel Apple Mule

Caramel Apple Mule cocktails are super simple to make at home featuring the delicious flavors of a caramel apple. A quick and easy vodka cocktail that everyone will love. 

Want more caramel cocktails? My favorites are the Salted Caramel Mudslide and the Salted Caramel White Russian. Easy to make with just a few ingredients. 

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Caramel Apple Cocktail with apple slice garnish

Caramel Apple Mule ~ Vodka Cocktail

Moscow mule cocktails are crazy popular and this fall version is one of my favorites. It’s made with just a few ingredients and is one of our favorite tasty and refreshing vodka cocktails for any occasion.

ingredients for caramel apple mule

Ingredients Needed:

  • Caramel Sauce
  • Caramel Syrup
  • Coarse Sugar
  • Ice
  • Vodka
  • Apple Juice
  • Ginger Beer
  • Apple Slices

How to Make Caramel Apple Mule Cocktails:

caramel syrup with jar of caramel ice cream topping

  • Make the caramel syrup by combining equal parts caramel sauce and boiling water, whisking until throughly combined. Store bought caramel sauce like you would add to coffee works great too. I also used this quick syrup for these Caramel Apple Martinis

dipping glass into caramel syrup to coat the rim

  • Garnish cocktail glasses by dipping the glass rim into caramel sauce.

dipping cocktail glass into sugar for rim garnish

  • Finish the caramel rim by dipping it into coarse sugar.
  • Fill 3/4 full with crushed ice.
  • Add ice to a cocktail shaker with vodka, apple juice and caramel syrup. Shake vigorously about 1 minute.

glass of caramel apple cocktail with apple to the side

  • Strain over ice, filling about half way. Fill with ginger beer.
  • Garnish with an apple slice. 

apple slice garnished caramel cocktail in a glass

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  • I found these cute jar shaped glasses on Amazon. They are my favorite for party drinks and very affordable.
  • This is the Bar Set I have, it has everything you need for a home bar.
  • Love this Ice Crusher is great if you don’t have an ice machine in your refrigerator. I am thinking of getting this Countertop Ice Maker that makes the nugget ice, just like Sonic ice.
  • Fun party picks are great for garnishes.

More Apple Cocktails to Try:

  • Spiked Apple Cider is a 3 ingredient drink perfect for tailgating or fall gatherings with friends. 
  • There’s nothing easier than a refreshing Apple Cider Shandy with just 2 ingredients! Make this one today.
  • Warm Apple Pie Cocktails are so delicious for sipping around the fire pit or to serve for a last minute get together. 
  • Apple Cider Gin Cocktail is a fancy party drink that is really simple recipe that is incredibly delicious and refreshing.
  • Harvest Punch is a large batch cocktail for parties and holiday gatherings. Made with apple cider and moscato wine. 
  • Apple Cider Mimosas are super quick and easy to make for any fall holiday or celebration. 

Moscow Mule ~ caramel apple flavor in a glass

Whether you are hosting a fall cookout for game day, getting together with friends or relaxing after a little fall apple picking, these Caramel Apple Mules are the best cocktails to try. 


caramel apple mule cocktail with apple slice garnish
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Caramel Apple Mule

Caramel Apple Mule cocktails are super simple to make at home featuring the delicious flavors of a caramel apple.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cocktail, apple mule, fall cocktails, Moscow mule cocktail, vodka cocktail
Servings: 2 cocktails
Calories: 367kcal
Author: Milisa


  • 3 tablespoons caramel sauce divided use
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sugar
  • ice
  • 4 ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces apple juice
  • 8 ounces ginger beer
  • 2 apple slices for optional garnish


  • Make caramel syrup by combining 2 tablespoons caramel sauce with 2 tablespoons boiling water in a small jar. Whisk to mix well.
  • Pour remaining 1 tablespoon of caramel sauce in a shallow bowl. Dip rim of glasses into caramel, coating the edge.
  • Place coarse sugar on a plate and dip caramel edge into sugar, coating the rim.
  • Fill glass 3/4 full of crushed ice.
  • In a cocktail shaker, a few ice cubes with vodka, apple juice and 2 ounces of caramel syrup. Cover and shake vigorously for about 1 minute.
  • Strain into glasses. Top with ginger beer.
  • Garnish with apple slices.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 119mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 57g




  1. I’ve been looking for a recipe that didn’t use caramel flavored vodka. I was so tickled to find yours that uses actual caramel sauce as I’m sitting here in my hot tub after Thanksgiving sucking down this delicious cocktail!! Thank you! This is a keeper for me!!

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