Cazuela Apple Honey Margarita with Cinnamon Bee Pollen Rim is a gorgeous margarita to welcome Fall. Tequila Reposado mixed with apple cider, honey simple syrup, citrus and garnished with a cinnamon, bee pollen rim. Apple Honey Margaritas are the perfect fall cocktail to sip on Saturday or Sunday brunch. Served in a cazuela I garnish my apple honey margaritas with fresh slices of apples for that extra special touch.
Serving cocktails in mini cazuelas is my new favorite thing guys! The presentation is simply stunning – todo lo bonito.
I served my apple honey margaritas for my brunch crew alongside a heaping plate of warm chilaquiles and scrambled eggs – my brunch crew gave it two thumbs up.
Made with apple cider this margarita can easily come together in no time with a few simple minutes of prep. I made the honey simple syrup a few days in advance and stored in the fridge, a few shakes before your ready to shake up your margarita and you are set.
I wanted to add a special touch to my cazuela rim with a pop of color. I used bee pollen which is not only delicious it adds a subtle hint of warmth and sweetness. Finely ground in a molcajete with ground cinnamon and salt both salty and sweet combine to create a gorgeous fall inspired cocktail rim.
I grinded my cinnamon bee pollen rim before guest arrived and left it in the molcajete so my brunch crew could rim their own cazuela then shake their apple honey margarita themselves. I find guest love an interactive cocktail set-up.
Find mini cazuelas in Mexican markets or online.
- For Margarita
- 2 ounces reposado tequila
- 2 ounces apple cider
- 1 ounce honey simple syrup
- For honey simple syrup:
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup honey
- Juice from one lemon
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- For Cinnamon Bee Pollen Rim:
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 tablespoons bee pollen
- Fresh apple slices
For Honey Simple Syrup:
Combine the water and honey in a small saucepan. Warm over medium heat, stirring frequently, just until the honey is dissolved in the water. Remove pan from heat, stir in lemon and ground cinnamon and set aside. Allow to cool, place in resealable jar, place in fridge until ready to use. Will keep in fridge for up to one week, shake before using.
For Cinnamon Bee Pollen Rim:
In a molcajete grind together ground cinnamon, salt and ground bee pollen.
To Make Apple Honey Margarita:
Run a lemon wedge around cazuela or glass, dip into salt mixture and fill with ice. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add tequila, apple juice and honey simple syrup. Shake well. Strain into prepared glass, garnish with fresh apple slices - Salud!