It’s time to say goodbye to beach season and welcome pumpkin picking, apple cider by the fire, and all the other wonderful things we love about autumn. To celebrate the start of the fall season, here are eight autumn inspired libations.
1. Pinnacle Dessert Table:
Directions: Combine ingredients and serve. Garnish with whipped cream.
2. Blackberry Harvest:
Directions: Muddle four blackberries in a glass, combine remainder of ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake vigorously and strain into the glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a blackberry. All trademarks are the property of their respective owner.
3. Knob Creek Sweet & Smoky Old Fashioned: (Created by Celebrity Chef Michael Symon)
Directions: Add sugar, curry powder and chocolate bitters to a rocks glass and muddle. Add all other ingredients, then add ice, stir and garnish with candied bacon.
4. Otoño Especias (AKA Autumn Spice): (Created by Cassandra Rosen)
Directions: Make the salt and spice rim by adding equal parts raw sugar, jalapeno salt, and cinnamon. Mix thoroughly, pour onto a plate. Using a lime slice, wet and coat the rim of a rocks glass with salt mixture, set aside. In a Boston shaker, add agave, Soltado, Cointreau, and juices. Shake with ice. Strain into the prepared glass filled with ice. Garnish.
5. Apple Cider Bellini:
Directions: Pour a splash of the fig vodka into a shaker and add 3/4 cup of cider to the mix. Shake to combine. Set out your champagne flutes, and pour the cider mixture about 1/4 of the way into each glass. Top with Prosecco and serve. Really want to sweeten things up? Add a cinnamon-sugar rim for a festive touch.
6. The Maple Apple:
Directions: Shake all ingredients together with ice, and strain into martini glass. Garnish with Lemon zest.
7. Royal & Spice:
Directions: Very gently crush the ginger in a tumbler. Add ice to glass and top with vermouth and ginger ale. Garnish with an orange twist.
8. Hot Apple Rum:
Directions: Combine ingredients in a crock-pot and stir; heat up and serve as needed. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.