7 Cocktails You Should Drink This Fall | VinePair

7 Cocktails You Should Drink This Fall

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Fall is here! We’re finally done sweating our way through hot sticky summers, and that means a whole new wardrobe, another blanket on the bed, and yes, a new roster of cocktails. Put away the blender and take out the shaker for these 7 cocktails that perfectly fit the crisp weather and colorful foliage.

 

1. Cranberry Margaritas by Gimme Some Oven:

Cranberry Margaritas

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups cranberry juice cocktail (*see note below for optional homemade cranberry juice)
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup orange-flavored liqueur, such as Cointreau or Triple Sec

Instructions:

Stir all ingredients together until blended.  Serve over ice in sugar- or salt-rimmed glasses, garnished with fresh cranberries and lime wedges if desired.

2. Pumpkin Martini by Food.com:

Pumpkin Martini

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce heavy whipping cream (or for a little lighter you can use half and half)
  • 1 ounce spiced rum
  • 1ounce pumpkin spice syrup
  • nutmeg
  • cinnamon
  • whipped whipping cream

Instructions:

Fill your martini shaker with crushed ice and use a chilled martini glass. Put all ingredients in shaker and shake for a minute or so. Pour into glass. Grind a little nutmeg on top. You can also rim the glass with cinnamon sugar and put in a cinnamon stick.

3. Stonewall by Food and Wine:

Stonewall

Ingredients:

  • One 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 ounces aged rum
  • 1 1/2 ounces apple cider
  • 1 1/2 ounces chilled ginger beer
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1 slice of apple

Instructions:

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the ginger with the simple syrup. Add the rum and cider; fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass and top with the ginger beer. Garnish with the lime wedge and apple slice.

4. Apple, Pumpkin Beer cocktail by Cooking and Beer:

Pumpkin Beer Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces good-quality bourbon
  • 9 ounces apple cider
  • 2 1/2 ounces lemon juice
  • 12 ounces pumpkin ale
  • ice
  • cinnamon sticks and cranberries for garnish

Instructions:

In a cocktail shaker, shake together the bourbon, apple cider and lemon juice. Pour into 4 glasses filled with ice. Pour the beer evenly into each glass. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and cranberries.

5. Fall Fig Cocktail By The Kitchn:

Fall Fig Cocktail

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 California black mission fig
  • 1 1/2 oz bourbon
  • 1/2 oz fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 oz maple syrup (Grade B, if you can find it)
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar

Instructions:

Remove the stem from the fig and cut it into quarters. Place the fig pieces in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add the maple syrup and muddle into a paste. Add the bourbon, orange juice, and balsamic vinegar, and fill the glass with ice. Shake anddouble strain into an old-fashioned glass with ice.

6. Apple Cider Mimosa by The Cookie Rookie:

Apple Cider Mimosa

Ingredients:

  • Apple cider
  • Champagne
  • Gold and silver sprinkles for rim of glass (optional)
  • apple slices for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

Dip the top of each Champagne glass into water then dip in the sprinkles to coat. Pour each champagne glass 1/2-3/4 full with apple cider. Top with champagne, and enjoy.

7. Hunter’s Cocktail by About Food:

This cocktail gets its name from the fact that most hunting seasons take place in the fall. It’s simple, warm, and the perfect antidote to a long day.

Hunter's Cocktail

Ingredients: 

  • 1 1/2 ounces whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce cherry brandy
  • Maraschino cherry for garnish

Instructions:

Pour the whiskey and cherry brandy into an old-fashioned glass with ice. Stir well, and garnish with a maraschino cherry.

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