Old Fashioned Mocktail Recipe

By Kelley Boymer
5 Oct 2022
Old Fashioned Mocktail Recipe

If you missed it last week, we shared The Perfect Cozy Fall Cocktail Recipe from our new favorite cocktail bar in Woodstock, Vermont. Au Comptoir uses their own homemade juices, syrups, tinctures and infused liquor to make each cocktail finely crafted to perfection. Something lovely about Au Comptoir is they also offer mocktails for those who want to enjoy a drink sans spirits.

Au Comptoir shared their delicious Old Fashioned Mocktail recipe with us called “Sapling.” It’s an apple, cinnamon-inspired beverage that gives the perfect crisp, refreshing fall vibes that’s also nicely balanced without being too sweet.

Old Fashioned Mocktail Recipe


Apple pie in a glass, this mocktail is flavorful enough to be slowly sipped like an old fashioned. 


  • 3 oz fresh apple cider 
  • 1 oz lemon juice 
  • 3/4 oz cinnamon syrup 


Combine all ingredients in a shaking tin packed full of ice. Shake well and strain into a large rocks glass with one large ice cube. Garnish with a dehydrated apple slice. 

Did you try “Sapling” at home? Let us know in the comments below!

Old Fashioned Mocktail Recipe

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  1. Jenn S. wrote:

    Sounds delicious! How does one make the cinnamon syrup at home?

    10.7.22 | Reply
  2. Noelle Morris wrote:

    We made this for our Canadian Thanksgiving dinner guests! It was delicious by itself for those of us who didn’t want any alcohol, but also delicious with whisky and bourbon. The cinnamon syrup was key (we simmered 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, one cup of sugar, and one cup of water, and it turned out great). Thanks for the recipe!

    10.9.22 | Reply
    • Oh so happy you enjoyed it and good to know you can make it a cocktail as well! Thanks, Noelle!

      10.10.22 | Reply
  3. coreball wrote:

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    2.16.23 | Reply
  4. word wipe wrote:

    This cocktail’s legendary status was cemented during the post-Prohibition era, when it became the preferred beverage of Mad Men, movie moguls, and everyone in between. bitters, sugar syrup, and American malt. This is the drink one orders once they’ve arrived because it’s smooth, straightforward, and most palatable.

    3.7.23 | Reply

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