Fill a cocktail shaker with the tequila, grand marnier, apple cider, simple syrup and ice and shake for 30 to 60 seconds until combined. Fill a glass with crushed ice and honeycrisp slices and pour the margarita over top.
cinnamon sugar rim
Coat the rim of each glass in maple syrup using a spoon or parchment paper. On a plate, stir together the sugar, cardamom and cinnamon. Dip each glass in the sugar to coat.
maple simple syrup
Combine the syrup and water in a saucepan over medium low heat and bring to a simmer, whisking to combine. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool completely. Store in the fridge in a sealed container.
Place the apples and water in a saucepan and heat over medium heat. Cook until the mixture is simmering and the apple is tender and begins to break down. Transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth and blended. Strain over a fine mesh sieve into a measuring cup.
The amount of honeycrisp juice you have is how much sugar you need. If you have 1/2 cup, use 1/2 cup sugar. Equal parts. Place both the honeycrisp juice and the sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk constantly until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is simmering. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. Store in a sealed container in the fridge.