With the leaves starting to change color, it can only mean one thing: fall is here! And that means cooler weather, cozy fires, and of course, delicious fall cocktails.
Whether you're celebrating Oktoberfest or just want something to help you get into the autumn spirit, these five cocktails for fall are perfect. So grab a pumpkin spice latte and settle in for a tasty, drinkable experience!
1. Spiked Apple Cider
This classic fall beverage is the perfect way to enjoy all the season's best flavors. And adding a little bit of alcohol makes it even better!
But if you ask us, a crock pot full of simmering apple cider and a splash of brandy is hard to beat.
2. Hot Buttered Rum
While we're on the topic of warm drinks, hot buttered rum is another excellent choice for fall. It's not technically a cocktail, but it's a favorite among many. This one will definitely help you cozy up by the fire!
The best thing about hot buttered rum is that it's quite easy to make. It's warm, creamy, and just a little bit sweet. Serve it with dark or aged rum and garnish with a cinnamon stick or an orange slice.
3. Maple Old Fashioned
This twist on a classic old-fashioned is perfect for anyone who loves the flavor of maple. Bourbon is naturally sweeter than most other whiskies, so it pairs perfectly with the rich flavor of maple syrup.
Using real maple syrup is key to making a great maple old-fashioned. We love the Grade A dark, robust maple syrup. It costs a little extra, but trust us, it's worth it. Add a couple of dashes of bitters and an orange peel, and you're good to go.
4. Honey Roasted Pear Champagne
Let's switch to some light, bubbly cocktails now, shall we? This crisp cocktail is the perfect balance of sweet and tart. It's made with honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, and honey-roasted pear puree. Just grab some sparkling wine or champagne for a fun, bubbly drink.
5. Caramel Apple Red Sangria
It's easy to make a delicious fall sangria with just a few ingredients. This caramel apple red sangria recipe uses fresh apples, cinnamon sticks, red wine, and brandy. And don't forget the garnish! A slice of apple or some caramel candy would be perfect.
Tips for Making the Best Fall Cocktails
Now that you know our five favorite fall cocktails, it's time to get mixing! But before you do, here are a few tips to make sure your drinks are perfect:
Use fresh ingredients: This is especially important for fruits and juices.
Choose quality alcohol brands: This will make a big difference in the flavor of your cocktail.
Get creative with garnishes: This is an easy way to add some extra flavor and personality to your drinks.
Take your time: Making a great cocktail takes a little bit of effort, but it's worth it. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the process.
So what are you waiting for? It's time to get mixin'! These fall cocktails are sure to get you in the autumn spirit. So grab your ingredients, invite some friends over, and enjoy. Cheers!