Cocktails to Drink in the Fall
As the chilly days of autumn become more predominant, all we can think about are the delicious and festive cocktails to drink. So, check out some of the most popular fall cocktails and, if you haven’t tried out any of these, give them a shot this season (no pun intended).
Hot apple pie: This warm drink has a wonderful and distinct taste. It has deep flavors of vanilla and citrus fruits. You can include this drink in your Fall party and enjoy! It includes: 2 oz of Tuaca, hot apple cider, whipped cream and a cinnamon stick for garnish. Pour the Tuaca in an Irish coffee glass, fill with hot apple cider, top with whipped cream and garnish with the cinnamon stick. Enjoy!
Mulled wine: If you are looking for a unique cocktail for entertaining your guests this Fall, here is something that is the perfect combination of tradition and modernity. It is a mixture of spices and some sweet flavors that all meld together to give a distinct flavor to this wine. It includes: 1 bottle of red wine (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, or Zinfandel), one peeled and sliced orange, 1/4 cup of brandy, 8-10 cloves, 1/3 cup honey or sugar, 3 cinnamon sticks, 1 tsp fresh ginger OR 2 tsp ground ginger. To make the perfect cup of mulled wine, combine all ingredients in either a large pot or a slow cooker. Gently warm the ingredients on low to medium heat (avoid boiling), for 20-25 minutes. Stir occasionally to make sure that the honey or sugar has completely dissolved. When the wine is steaming and the ingredients have been well blended it is ready to serve. Ladle the mulled wine into mugs (leave seasonings behind) and enjoy!
Hot apple toddy: This is a sumptuous cocktail made from fresh seasonal apples. It combined 1 oz of whiskey or apple brandy, 1 tsp of sugar, hot apple cider, and a lemon wedge or cinnamon stick for garnish. Coat the bottom of an Irish coffee glass with honey, add the whiskey or apple brandy, fill with the hot apple cider, stir well, garnish with desired garnish and serve.
Hot peppermint patty: Feature this cocktail in your upcoming holiday party. It is perfect for your chocolate and mint-loving guests! Combine 1 oz of peppermint schnapps, 1/2 oz creme de cacao, 1 tsp creme de menthe, hot chocolate, whipped cream, and shaved chocolate or chocolate sprinkles for garnish. Start by pouring all the liqueurs into an Irish coffee glass, fill the remainder of the glass with hot chocolate, top with the whipped cream and then add the chocolate garnish of your choice.
Berry Sweetheart: For your underage or non-alcoholic drinking guests, we've got this great recipe for a delicious, seasonal, non-alcoholic mocktail. This mocktail is a lovely blend of apple juice, cranberry juice, and honey. Simply fill a highball glass with ice, add 3 oz of apple juice and 3 oz of cranberry juice to the glass as well as 1 oz of honey. Stir well, top with a maraschino cherry and serve.
Pumpkin Martini: Pumpkin martinis have always been a seasonal favorite. Although it might be hard to find pumpkin liqueurs these days, you can simply add in some pumpkin spice syrup to get the same effect. The traditional recipe combines 1/2 oz of Sylk Cream Liqueur, 2 oz of vanilla vodka, 1/2 oz of pumpkin liqueur (or pumpkin spice syrup), 1 tsp of whipped cream and a cinnamon stick for garnish.