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15 Fall Cocktails To Try

Here is a delectable Apple Cider Margarita for those that drink tequila year round and need a tasty treat fit for fall. Ingredients: 1 oz Grand Marnier 1 oz gold tequila 5-6 oz sweet apple cider Orange Segments & Apple Slices Cinnamon, Cane sugar, Coarse sugar (for glass rimming) Cinnamon Sticks (for garnish) Directions: Add a few spoonfuls of cane sugar, coarse sugar, and cinnamon to a plate. Run an orange segment around the edge of the glass, then press the glass into the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat the rim. Add a few orange slices in the bottom of the glass, fill with ice, then add the Grand Marnier, tequila, and apple cider and stir to mix. Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks. Enjoy! Recipe serves 1 and is easily multiplied. Note: Even if you prefer silver tequila regularly, gold tequila for this recipe really gives a “warmth” that matches the cider and cinnamon perfectly.
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15 Fall Cocktails To Try
Here is a delectable Apple Cider Margarita for those that drink tequila year round and need a tasty treat fit for fall. Ingredients: 1 oz Grand Marnier 1 oz gold tequila 5-6 oz sweet apple cider Orange Segments & Apple Slices Cinnamon, Cane sugar, Coarse sugar (for glass rimming) Cinnamon Sticks (for garnish) Directions: Add a few spoonfuls of cane sugar, coarse sugar, and cinnamon to a plate. Run an orange segment around the edge of the glass, then press the glass into the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat the rim. Add a few orange slices in the bottom of the glass, fill with ice, then add the Grand Marnier, tequila, and apple cider and stir to mix. Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks. Enjoy! Recipe serves 1 and is easily multiplied. Note: Even if you prefer silver tequila regularly, gold tequila for this recipe really gives a “warmth” that matches the cider and cinnamon perfectly.
This simple gem of a cocktail is a great fall afternoon delight. Read on to get the scoop on this Vanilla, Pear, and Vodka Cocktail. Ingredients: 12 oz  pear juice 6 oz vodka .5 vanilla bean, seeds scraped Vanilla sugar (for rim) 1 cup ice, plus more to serve drink over Directions: Mix pear juice and vodka in a pitcher or shaker. Split open the vanilla bean, and scrape the seeds into the juice and vodka. Add 1 cup ice, then give it a good shake. Pour into cocktail glasses over more ice and serve with sugared rim. Recipe serves 4.
Caldron Punch for those of you wanting a fruity take on an autumn inspired cocktail. Ingredients: 3 oz Rooibos tea, brewed 1 oz Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum 1 tbsp Agave (or sweetener of choice) Fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries Directions: Brew two teaspoons of tea (or two tea bags) in 6-8 ounces of water for four minutes and flash-chill. Combine 3 oz of brewed tea with 1 oz Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum. Sweeten with agave or sweetener of choice. Muddle in fresh strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Serve over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with blackberries. Optional Halloween garnish: Purée raspberries to "bleed" down the side of glass. Recipe serves 1.
This Apple Cider Sangria is the perfect drink when you are ready for the tastes and smells of fall, but the warm weather is still holding up and you need a refreshing drink! Ingredients: 1 bottle Pinot Grigio 2.5 cups fresh apple cider 1 cup club soda .5 cup ginger brandy 3 honey crisp apples, chopped 3 pears, chopped Directions: Combine all ingredients together and stir, stir, stir. Refrigerate for an hour or so (or longer!) before serving. Recipe serves 4 to 6.
Need a twist on your go-to Bourbon Sour happy hour request? Look no further, with this Rosemary and Maple Bourbon Sour! Ingredients: 3 oz bourbon 1.5 oz fresh lemon juice .75 oz dark amber maple syrup 1 large sprig of rosemary (plus 2 small sprigs for garnish) Directions: Crush the large sprig of rosemary in your hand and add to the shaker. Add the bourbon, lemon juice, maple syrup, and ample ice. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Strain mixture into rocks glasses with ice and garnish with remaining rosemary sprig. Recipe serves 2.
We love a good Hot Buttered Rum recipe that is super easy to make and this one is no exception. Cozy up with this drink, a good book in hand, and you'll be set! Ingredients: 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened 2 cups light brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla Bottle dark rum Boiling water or apple cider Directions: Cream together butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt, and vanilla. Roll out into a cylinder, wrap in parchment paper, and freeze until firm. You can give the wrapped mixture as a gift, or pull out whenever you want a cup. When ready, slice off about 2 tablespoons of the butter mixture into a small mug. Pour 2-3 ounces of rum into each mug and top with boiling water or apple cider. Serve immediately.
Ready for a cocktail and dessert all in one? Warm up while you enjoy a cool treat with this Spiked Apple Cider Float. Ingredients: 2 cups apple cider, chilled 1/4 cup cinnamon simple syrup (see recipe below) 1/4 cup apple schnapps 2 tablespoons bourbon 5-6 scoops vanilla ice cream Directions: Place two mugs in the freezer about an hour before you'd like to serve the floats. Place 2-3 scoops of vanilla ice cream in each mug. In a small pitcher or cocktail shaker, combine the apple cider, cinnamon simple syrup, apple schnapps, and bourbon. Shake to combine. Pour the apple cider over ice cream and garnish with a cinnamon stick! Recipe serves 2 and can multiplied easily. Read on to learn how to make your own cinnamon simple syrup. Cinnamon Simple Syrup: Combine 1/4 cup of water, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, and one cinnamon stick in a small saucepan. Place over medium-high heat, and allow to cook until the sugar is dissolved, stirring frequently. This should take about 2-3 minutes. As soon as the sugar is dissolved, turn off the heat and allow the syrup to cool to room temperature. Once cool, strain through a fine mesh sieve into a container and store in the fridge until ready to use.
Do you have something stellar to celebrate? Maybe even an engagement, by chance? Celebrate in a fall fashion with this Fig Bubbly recipe. Ingredients: Fresh figs Champagne or Prosecco Directions: Slice a fig (about 1/4 inch thick slices) and place 2-3 slices in a glass of good champagne or Prosecco. For maximum flavor let the figs soak in the bubbly for a few minutes before serving. The flavor will have a nice undertone. If you prefer to make a fig syrup you can boil about 1 oz. of water with 1 teaspoon sugar and figs, then simmer. It will make a nice syrup you can add instead of the slices. Just add to your bubbly and gently stir.
Do you live in a warm area that gets warmer with the change of season? Not everyone gets brisk mornings and falling leaves, so we have this Autumn Sangria that will bring the taste of fall to your warm afternoon on the patio. Ingredients: 1 bottle Malbec wine (or another full bodied red) 1/2 cup bourbon whisky 1/2 cup pure apple juice 1/2 apple, sliced 1/2 orange, sliced 1 plum, sliced (juicy and fully ripe) 1/2 pear, sliced (juicy and fully ripe) 1 cinnamon stick Directions: Cut all your fruit in equal sized slices and drop into the bottom of a pitcher or glass jug. Add a cinnamon stick. Pour the whole bottle of wine, bourbon, and apple juice over the fruit and gently stir to combine. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for a minimum of 3 hours. The flavor is best if it soaks overnight before drinking, but if you’re tight on time you might want to add a bit more apple juice to take the edge off. Serve cold or room temperature, garnished with a few slices of the fruit and a cinnamon stick. Recipe serves 2-4.
We think happy hour should consist of something icy, refreshing, and now that it is October... should have a hint of fall! May we suggest this Ginger Pear Snap as a fall go-to? Ingredients: 2 ounces Hangar One Spiced Pear Vodka .5 ounce Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur .5 ounce lemon juice .25 ounce fresh ginger Sprig of rosemary (for drink and garnish) Dash rhubarb bitters 3 ounces Rocky Mountain Pear Soda Gingerbread spice (for rimming glass) Dehydrated pear chips (for garnish) Directions: Rim collins or highball glass with gingerbread spice. In a shaker mix vodka, ginger liqueur, lemon juice, fresh ginger, and rosemary with ice. Shake vigorously. Fill glass with ice, strain shaker into glass, top with bitters and pear soda. Garnish with dehydrated pear chip or rosemary sprig. Recipe serves 1.
There ought to be some White Russian lovers out there! So without hesitation we recommend this Pumpkin Spice White Russian! Ingredients: 2 oz vodka 1.5 ounces Bailey's (original flavor) 1 oz half and half 1 oz pumpkin spice syrup (directions below) honey or agave Orange and yellow nonpareils cinnamon stick Directions: Dip the rim of the glass in agave and then roll in nonpareils. Then fill a glass with ice and combine vodka, Bailey's, half and half, and syrup. Stir and serve. To make the pumpkin spice syrup, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup water, and 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice in a small pan. Heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved completely. Let it cool, strain into a container, and keep it in a sealed container for up to two weeks in the fridge (use it for coffee, tea, or cocktails!). Recipe serves 1.
Fall is all about spending time with the ones you love and enjoying the festivities of holiday time! Serve up this perfect Cider Rum Punch at your next get together! Ingredients: 8 oz dark rum 3 oz lemon juice 4 oz thyme simple syrup 12 oz apple cider 4 oz water 4 oz club soda 8 dashed of Angostura Bitters sprigs of thyme, garnish apple wheels, garnish Directions: To make thyme simple syrup, combine 2 cups sugar, 1 1/2 cups of water and 6 thyme sprigs in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring up to a boil and reduce to simmer, until the sugar has fully dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and place the syrup in the fridge to cool. Place all the ingredients in a large pitcher or carafe with ice and stir. Fill your glasses with crushed ice and fill. Place a sprig of thyme inside and put an apple wheel on the rim. Recipe serves 6.
Raise your hand if you think every cocktail should have a little bubbly in it! We totally do, and that is why we love this Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria. Ingredients: 2 apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced 1/2 cup cognac 2 cups apple cider 750ml bottle cava (or other dry sparkling wine), chilled 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds Directions: Add the apples to a large pitcher reserving about 1/2 cup for garnishing. Add the cognac, apple cider, and chilled cava. Stir. Fill the pitcher with ice. Pour the sangria into glasses filled with ice and top with sliced apple and pomegranate seeds. Recipe serves 8.
Ready for a martini that will knock your mittens off? This fall and winter cocktail perfection in the form of a Apple Pumpkintini. Ingredients: 2 1/2 tbs. pumpkin puree 3 oz apple cider (I used the Spiced Cider from Trader Joes) 2 oz vanilla vodka 1 oz ginger ale cinnamon and sugar (for the rim) Directions: In a shallow dish, mix together a couple of tablespoons of sugar and about 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Rub some apple cider along the rim of each martini glass. Dip the rim in the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat. In a cocktail shaker, add about 3-4 ice cubes. Add in the pumpkin puree, apple cider, vodka, and ginger ale. Shake well and pour into the martini glasses and serve. Recipe servers 2.
Okay... did we not save best for last? A Boozy Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate with warmth, sweetness, and the undeniably tasty Kahlua. Ingredients: 1/2 cup white chocolate chips 2.5 cups milk (2 percent is tastiest, of course) 1/4 cup pumpkin puree 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice 1 oz Kahlua or .5 ounce Bourbon whipped cream and caramel for topping (optional) Directions: In a saucepan over low-medium heat, melt the chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of the milk, whisking often (about 3 minutes). Once melted, add the rest of the milk, the pumpkin and the pumpkin pie spice and stir vigorously to incorporate. Pour a small amount of the hot chocolate into two serving glasses, add one ounce of Kahlua OR one-half ounce of bourbon (bourbon is much stronger in taste). Top off with hot chocolate, stir and then top with whipped cream, caramel sauce and more pumpkin pie spice (optional).
Did you love browsing 15 Fall cocktails to try and now you are ready to move on to some halloween inspired snacks? We are sure you are prepping for a spooky Halloween night and these are sure to do the trick-or-treat.

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