Summer has ended and its time for Fall to step in and take over. And not just in any way, forget about all the tropical drinks and fruity slushy’s. It’s time for a spicier drink of choice. That’s right, pumpkins, apples, cinnamon, cider, all our favorite Fall accessories, and tastes are about to explode when trying some of our top favorite drinks of this season. Here are our favorite fall drinks that you can make yourself and enjoy with friends, during Halloween, and of course Thanksgiving.
Spiced Cider Margaritas
Spice up the way you get buzzed.
- Apple slices
- Cinnamon sticks
- ½ teaspoon of lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons of raw sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 5 oz. spiced apple cider
- .5 oz. Grand Marnier (or Cointreau)
Mix the raw sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Pour the Grand Marnier in a separate bowl. Take a glass and dip the rim in the Grand Marnier, then dip it into the cinnamon and sugar mix. In a cocktail shaker, pour in the lemon juice, apple cider, and Grand Marnier with ice, then shake. Pour the drink into the glass and finish it off with a cinnamon stick and an apple slice.
Bazaar Bloody Maria
There is nothing bazaar about drinking in the morning.
- 3 dashes of Bittermans Hellfire Bitters
- 5 dashes of horseradish tincture
- 75 oz. of lemon juice
- 2 oz. Patron Reposado
- Ice Cubes:
- 2 oz. water
- 2 tbsp. of Worcestershire sauce
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of pepper
- Yellow tomatoes + Saffron
- Green tomatoes + Zaatar
- Orange tomatoes + Habanero
- Red tomatoes + Pinch Piri Piri
The night before you make the drink, make the ice cubes and freeze the bloody Maria ice cubes individually. The next morning, blend ingredients together then drain for seeds. In a tall glass, crush the bloody Maria cubes. Fill the glass with each color ice cube. Take a separate glass and mix the Patron, lemon juice, Bittermans Hellfire Bitters, and horseradish. Once mixed, pour the mixture into the tall glass of colorful ice cubes. For garnish, add a skewer of colored tomatoes, pepper, squash blossom, and a celery stick.
Who knew an Appletini could get even more girly.
- A pinch of cinnamon
- A cinnamon stick
- An apple slice
- ½ oz. of apple liquor
- 3 oz. of cider
- 1 ½ oz. of caramel vodka
Using all the ingredients but the apple slice and cinnamon stick, shake ingredients in a shaker. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with the cinnamon stick and put the slice of apple on the side of the glass.
Orange Cinnamon Blossom Wine
What’s more refreshing than a fall wine? We will wait.
- 3 whole allspice
- 3 whole cloves
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- ¼ cup of sugar
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- ½ a lemon
- ½ an orange
- 1 bottle Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore
After rinsing the lemon and orange, thinly slice them. Make sure to get rid of the seeds, and make sure the orange is sliced in quarters. In a pot, add the fruit, followed by honey, sugar, cloves, and allspice. Cut cinnamon sticks into thinner strips and add to pot. Add in the water and bring the pot to a boil over high heat. Once you have reached a boil, turn down the heat and gently boil for five minutes. For about eight minutes, pour Prosecco into the base and let it steam. Keep over low heat then ladle into wine glasses.
The Maple Leaf
The drink to make you feel like a Canadian.
- Maple leaf
- Orange twist
- 1.5 oz. of Hennesy V.S
- 3.5 oz of Maple water
Combine Hennesy V.S and Maple water and stir. Pour into a rocks glass and garnish with the orange twist and a maple leaf.