Sweater weather is upon us! Grab a jacket, go apple picking, appreciate the beautiful foliage and turn up Thanksgiving with an autumn cran-cinnamon whiskey sour.
Kahlua Pumpkin Scotchie
This cocktail is all your favorite things about fall in one glass. Add some butterscotch, a dash of coffee, a splash of cream, and you’ll literally be happy for at least two hours.- 1 1/2 parts Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice - 1 1/2 parts Butterscotch Schnapps - 1/2 part heavy cream - 2 ounces of dark rum
Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain, pour into a glass of your choice. We suggest a mason jar. Recipe adapted from garnishwithlemon.com.
A fall spin on a classic Negroni, this is the perfect fall cocktails for Campari-lovers. It’s slightly bitter, slightly sweet, and slightly boozy.- 1 oz Campari - ¾ oz gin - 1 ¼ oz apple cider - ½ oz lemon juice - ½ tsp simple syrup - 3 dashes angostura bitters (or more, to taste)
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice, strain the drink into another glass with more ice. Garnish with an orange peel.
Recipe from here.
Cranberry Cinnamon Whiskey Sour
Serve this cocktail to impress you guests at Thanksgiving, or treat yourself and your friends to DIY happy hour. Personally, I think the zesty, tart flavor makes it the perfect seasonal treat for Thanksgiving, especially when served with the subtle, warm flavors of sweet potatoes and gravy. Bonus: this drink is super pretty.- 2 cups fresh cranberries - 2 cups water - 2 cups sugar - 2 cinnamon sticks - 3/4 cup bourbon or whiskey - 1/2 cup lemon juice - 1/4 cup orange juice - 1/4 cup lime juice - Ice cubes & cocktail shaker for mixing
Start by making your own cranberry syrup by combining cranberries, water, sugar, and cinnamon sticks in a pot. Bring it to a boil over a medium flame, reduce to a simmer until it looks like a proper syrup. The cranberries should burst open and the consistency should be smooth. Remove from heat and drain through a sieve, leaving the large chunks behind. Let it sit for at least ten minutes so it cools off. Now mix the syrup with the remaining ingredient into a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain. Serve immediately.
Recipe via bakerbynature.com.
Hot Mulled Cider
Truly the fall cocktail to rule all cocktails. If you were looking for an easy fall cocktail, look no further: this is it. Just combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and let simmer on low heat for 45 minutes.- 1 gallon apple cider - 3/4 cup dry white wine, such as Chardonnay - 1/4 cup honey - 2 quince—peeled, cored and finely chopped - One 4-inch rosemary sprig - Two 3- to 4-inch cinnamon sticks, broken - 4 cloves - 1 star anise - 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
After heating all the ingredients, strain and dispose of large chunks. Serve hot.
Recipe via foodandwine.com.
If you thought that mojitos just couldn’t get any better, then you should try this mint-pear mojito. Trust us. You need this in your life. You make it like a regular mojito, but you muddle the sugar and lime with pears before adding any alcohol to the glass.- 2 cup peeled and chopped pears - 3/4 cup fresh mint leaves (about 5-7 mint leaves per drink) - 3-4 tablespoons agave nectar (You can also use simple syrup instead (equal parts sugar and water, heated on the stovetop) - 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice - 5 ounces good quality white rum or vodka - 6 cups club soda
Recipe from here.
**Harvest Margarita **
You no longer just have to enjoy a margarita during the summer. This ginger and apple cider margarita concoction will help you through the chilly months. It’s also a ridiculously easy cocktail to make. Just add all the ingredients into a shaker and strain.
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