As the leaves begin to change colors and sizzling summer weather becomes a fading memory, here are five fall-themed cocktails utilizing some of our favorite autumn flavors.
1. Basil Hayden’s Autumn Harvest: created by Charles Joly
Directions: Combine Basil Hayden’s Bourbon, cherry liquor and bitters in a mixing glass. Add ice and shake. Roll in the milk stout beer. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass with ice. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and a cherry on top.
2. Hot Apple Rum:
Directions: Combine ingredients in a crock-pot and stir; heat up and serve as needed. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
3. Berry Breeze:
Directions: Add plenty of ice to a pint glass, then Ménage à Trois Berry Vodka, cranberry and grapefruit juice. Stir with a bar spoon, then garnish with 3 seasonal berries.
4. Hot Pumpkin Spice Tequila:
Directions: In a saucepan, combine cream with pumpkin syrup, sugar, vanilla, spices and coffee until hot. Pour into mug, add Sauza Blue Silver and stir. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon.
5. Sweet Harvest Cider:
Directions: Combine Pinnacle, elderflower syrup and lemon juice and shake over ice. Strain into a pint glass and top with cider. Garnish with apple slices.