This is the season of bringing people together. And no gathering would be complete without some comforting flavors of fall. We have put together a small list of cocktails, that are sure to impress your guests this season. Because it’s been too long since you’ve seen them.
Pumpkin Spice White Russian
Coffee and pumpkin spice are a match made in autumn heaven. If you need a break from lattes, give the Pumpkin Spice White Russian a try! It’s a delicious boozy spin on your favorite fall drink! Recipe courtesy of The Cookie Rookie!
For the Drink
3 ounces (2 shot glasses) good quality vodka
3 ounces (2 shot glasses) pumpkin spice creamer
1.5 ounces (1 shot glass) Kahlua
Whipped Cream and pumpkin pie spice for garnish
For the Rim
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon sugar or sparkling sugar
3 tablespoons crushed graham crackers
Mix pumpkin pie spice, sugar, and crushed graham crackers on a plate. Dip the rim of your glasses in water and then into the graham cracker mix to coat.
Add vodka, pumpkin spice creamer, and coffee liqueur into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake to combine.
Pour the Pumpkin White Russian Cocktail into rimmed glasses, and top with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice to serve!
Autumn Harvest Fall Sangria
The fall season is not only about pumpkins. This Autumn Harvest Fall Sangria is loaded with delicious fall fruits. Make a big batch and share it at your next fall gathering. Recipe courtesy of Inspired by Charm
1 bottle light-bodied Spanish wine (I used Rioja.)
2 cups apple cider
1/2 cup pear – or apple brandy
1/4 cup cinnamon simple syrup*
1 Honeycrisp apple – cored and chopped
1 green pear – cored and chopped
1/2 orange – quartered and sliced
Seeds from one pomegranate – about 1/2 cup
3 or 4 cinnamon sticks
In a large pitcher, combine the wine, apple cider, brandy, cinnamon simple syrup, and fruits.
Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight prior to serving.
Pecan Pie Martini
Pecan Pie, it’s the unsung hero on the Thanksgiving table. Now it can be the hero your happy hour needs! Give these deliciously decadent cocktails a try today! Recipe courtesy of Delish.
3 tbsp. caramel, microwaved until pourable
1/4 c. toasted chopped pecans
Cool Whip, for garnish
3 whole pecans, for garnish
Sprinkle of cinnamon, for garnish
6 oz. rumchata
6 oz. creme de cocoa
3 oz. bourbon
Place caramel and toasted chopped pecans on separate small shallow plates. Dip the rim of each glass first into caramel and then into chopped pecans to coat.
Combine rumchata, creme de cocoa, and bourbon in a large cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake until cold, 30 seconds. Pour into martini glasses and top with a dollop of whipped cream, a whole pecan, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Apple Cider Margarita
Who says margaritas are only for Summer? Bring an autumn flair to your margarita with Apple Cider Margaritas. This spiced apple drink is perfect for entertaining while you watch the leaves change. Recipe courtesy of A Couple Cooks.
Cinnamon and sugar, for the rim
Add these ingredients to a pitcher, mix, and enjoy! The ice quantity is important for the dilution that would occur in a cocktail shaker. Let us know what you think in the comments below!