autumn drinks, autumn cocktails, fall drinks, fall cocktails

There are many different things that we naturally associate with the fall – the sight of beautifully coloured leaves, the fun of Halloween and the many different flavours that stir our taste buds including pumpkin, apple, a variety of spices and an assortment of sweets including candy corn. No party is complete without some fun cocktails, so why not capture those very flavours for your holiday festivities?

I happily volunteered myself to search the vast Internet in search of the best fall-themed cocktails that I could find. It’s amazing just how many different varieties are out there. Some are super easy to throw together and enjoy while others take a great deal more effort.

 

Here are my top 5 autumn seasonal drinks:

 

Apple Cider Mimosas (from Delish)

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Source: Ethan Calabrese

You Will Need:

  • 1 bottle of champagne
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon

 

Directions:

  1. Combine sugar and cinnamon on a small plate.
  2. Dip the rim of the champagne flutes in water, then dip them into the cinnamon/sugar mixture.
  3. Fill each champagne flute ¼ full with apple cider.
  4. Top off the champagne flute with champagne.

 

Candy Corn Martini (from Eat. Drink. Love.)

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Source: Eat.Drink.Love.

You Will Need:

  • 1 cup plain or vanilla vodka
  • 1/3 cup candy corn
  • 3 ounces pineapple juice
  • 2 ounces ginger ale
  • 1 ounce butterscotch schnapps
  • Extra candy corn for garnish

 

Directions:

  1. Begin by creating the candy corn vodka. Pour the cup of vodka into a glass measuring cup or pitcher. Add 1/3 cup candy corn. Place the vodka in the fridge for approximately 3 hours.
  2. Remove the vodka from the fridge and strain the mixture discarding any solids left in the strainer.
  3. Mix 3 ounces of the vodka with the pineapple juice, ginger ale and schnapps. Mix well.
  4. Pour your cocktail into two separate martini glasses.
  5. Add additional candy corn to the bottom of each glass for garnish.

 

Caramel Apple Mule (from Stowaway)

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Source: Absolut

You Will Need:

  • 5 oz Absolut vodka
  • 5 oz caramel syrup
  • 1 oz apple cider
  • Ginger beer

 

Directions:

  1. Shake all ingredients together with ice.
  2. Strain the mixture into a wooden mug over ice.
  3. Top the mug with ginger beer.
  4. Optional: Garnish your drink with an apple fan.

 

Caramel Apple Spritzer (from Delish)

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Source: John Komar

You Will Need:

  • 8 apples
  • Lemon wedges (to prevent apples from browning)
  • ½ cup caramel
  • ¼ cup cinnamon-sugar
  • 1 750ml bottle Moscato, chilled
  • 1 cup green apple vodka, chilled
  • 1 cup Sprite, chilled

 

Directions:

  1. You begin, create your apple cups. Slice the top off of each apple. Remove the inside of the apple with an apple corer until you’re approximately ½” from the bottom of the apple. Squeeze lemon juice into the newly created apple cups in order to prevent the apples from browning.
  2. Dip the rims of your apple cups in caramel, then sprinkle them with the cinnamon/sugar mix.
  3. In a large pitcher, mix the Moscato, green apple vodka and sprite.
  4. Pour the spritzer mixture into the apple cups. Serve immediately.

 

Spiced Cider Margaritas (from Domesticate Me)

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Source: Domesticate Me

You Will Need:

  • 5 ounces spiced apple cider
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • 5 ounces Grand Marnier
  • 5 ounces mescal or gold tequila
  • 2 tbsp raw sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Apple slices

 

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl or dish, combine the raw sugar and cinnamon. In a separate dish pour a splash of Grand Marnier. Dip the rim of your glass first into the dish of Grand Marnier and then into the raw sugar/cinnamon mix.
  2. Pour the apple cider, lemon juice, Grand Marnier and tequila and mix well.
  3. Pour the mixture over ice into your rimmed glass.
  4. Optional: Garnish with an apple slice, cinnamon stick and a dash of ground cinnamon.

 

Do you have a favourite drink for the season? What is your go-to alcohol when making cocktails?

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