10 Fantastic Fall Cocktails
on September 17, 2014
When it's cold outside, warm up with flavorful, colorful and classic cocktails that express the season, and satisfy your tastes.
As the seasons change, so do our tastes. With colder weather on its way, our bodies seem designed to comfort with warmer drinks and seasonal flavors like pumpkin, apples, cinammon, nutmeg, honey and maple.
When it's cold outside, warm up with flavorful, colorful and classic cocktails that express the season and satisfy your tastes. Whether you prefer your fall cocktails warm, chilled, shaken, muddled, sweet, savory, creamy, neat, on the rocks or strong (!), you're bound to find a cocktail to suit your seasonal style here, today.
After all, saying goodbye to summer is definitely sweeter with a crisp, refreshing beverage in your hand. Complement your cocktail with a well-crafted autumn meal, and invite your friends and neighbors over to join you in welcoming in a bold, new season.
- Dirty Chai Toddy. Wow. We have to put this cocktail in our top 10 of all time because IT IS SIMPLY BRILLIANT. We're especially fond of the creamy, cinammon and nutty notes on this warm, and cozy, PERFECT cocktail.
- The Bubbly Maple Leaf. We're fans of popping bubbly all year long, so it's no surprise that we were instantly won over by this fresh twist on a champagne cocktail.
- Hot Apple Pie. This easy to make, seasonally appropriate slam dunk of a cocktail combines your favorite hot apple cider with one of our favorite liqueurs, Tuaca.
- Pumpkin Martini. This creamy, rich and decadent martini is a perfect dessert cocktail all season long.
- Baileys Caramel Appletini. Again, file this sweet and creamy twist on the apple martini under DESSERT. Sweet, seasonal and satisfying.
- Pomegranate Martini. This simple gin cocktail is an every day winner, providing just the right kick and a well-timed, smooth finish.
- Dainty's Cranberry Gimlet. This tart twist on a traditional cosmopolitan will wow your mouth, and is easily prepared and goes well with light snacks.
- Autumn Bellini. Freshen up your brunch menu with this seasonal take on a classic. We love bellinis any time of year, but the mulled cider syrup in this recipe takes our appreciate to new levels.
- The Tender Knob. This cocktail is well worth the work you'll put into making it. Sharpen your muddling skills, and put those granny smith apples on your counter to good use.
- Apples and Pears. With ingredients like apples, pears and nutmeg, this cocktail wins for best incorporation of seasonal elements. This cocktail is crisp, refreshing and an every day drink.
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