5 Easy Must-try Fall Cocktails

easy-fall-cocktailsFall is all about the PSL ( for those hiding under a rock, Pumpkin Spice Latte) and Salted Caramel Mocha but sometimes you need a REAL drink. Something that will help you unwind after a long day or help you get going on the weekend. Seasonal ingredients like pumpkin, spices and apples pair beautifully with spirits like bourbon and tequila and even with wine! So grab a sweater and get into the fall spirit because we’re sharing five fall cocktails, perfect for enjoying on a crisp, cool day.

  1. Apple Cider Margarita  – Who says tequila is just for summer? This tasty fall cocktailSONY DSC is perfect for the margarita lover looking for a fall take on a summer classic.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1 oz Gold Tequila
  • 5 oz Apple Cider
  • Cinnamon and Coarse Sugar for glass rimming
  • Apple Slices
  • Cinnamon Stick

Directions:

Add cinnamon and sugar to a plate. Rim the edge of a glass with the cinnamon and sugar. Add a few apple slices to the bottom of the glass and top with ice. Add the Grand Mariner, gold tequila and apple cider to the glass and stir to mix. Garnish with an apple slice and a cinnamon stick.

2. Rosemary & Maple Bourbon Sour – This twist on a classic Bourbon Sour is really SONY DSCperfect for any time of year but the maple syrup gives it a fall feel.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Bourbon
  • 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 3/8 oz Grade A Maple Syrup
  • Dash of Rosemary Simple Syrup
  • 1 Sprig of Rosemary

Directions:

Add bourbon, lemon juice, maple syrup and rosemary simple syrup to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain mixture into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with rosemary sprig.

3. Apple Spiced Mimosas – Looking to spice up your mimosa? This is a perfect SONY DSCrefreshing twist on everyone’s favorite bubbly brunch beverage.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Bottle of Champagne
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Nutmeg
  • Apple Slice

Directions:

Mix apple cider, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain contents into a champagne flute. Top with champagne. Garnish with apple slice.

SONY DSC4. Harvest Shandy – Prefer fall beer over fall cocktails? We’ve got you covered! Spiced apple cider and pumpkin beer are the perfect combo for this easy and delicious shandy.

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz Apple Cider
  • 7 oz Pumpkin Beer
  • 3 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg

Directions:

Combine brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg on a plate. Dip the rim on a pint glass in water and then carefully rim the glass in the spice mixture. Combine apple cider and pumpkin beer in glass and stir gently. Top with a dash of cinnamon (optional).

5. Autumn Spiced Rum Punch – Rum Punches are usually synonymous with summer but add a little apple and some spices and you’ve got yourself a perfectly fall cocktail!SONY DSC

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Spiced Rum
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider
  •  Hard Cider
  • 2-3 dashes Lemon Bitters
  • Cinnamon Stick
  • Dash of Nutmeg

Directions:

In a rocks glass filled with ice, combine spiced rum and apple cider and stir gently to mix. Top with hard cider and 2-3 dashes of lemon bitters. Add a dash of nutmeg and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Enjoy!

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