Fall cocktails: Apples, spice and everything nice


From apple cider to sweet maple, fall flavors aren’t just meant for dessert. These fall cocktails are a taste of the season in a glass.

Before the first snowfall, the fall flavors and colors are at their peak. The burnt oranges and rustic red leaf colors can even lend themselves to fall cocktails. The fall flavors are just as lively as the fall colors. Apples, fall’s favorite fruit, are abundant. Cinnamon, ginger and pie spice influences sweet and savory foods. Cocktails reflect these colors and flavors as well.

Fall cocktails, Apple Harvest, photo by Cristine Struble

Apple Harvest

During apple season, apple cider is a favorite beverage. The warm spices mixed into the apple cider creates a comforting sip. This cocktail is reminiscent of that apple cider from the apple orchard. While, this fall cocktail is served chilled, the apple, ginger and cinnamon combination is delightful for fall.

"Apple Harvest, recipe by Alex Barranco for American Harvest Vodka2oz American Harvest vodka1.5oz Unfiltered Apple Juice0.75oz Fresh Lemon Juice0.75oz Organic Honey Syrup0.25oz Fresh Ginger JuiceGarnish with a cinnamon stick and Apple slice"

Spiced Chai & Maple punch, photo provided by Evins Communications

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Spiced Chai & Maple Punch

From the Halloween parties to football parties, a fall punch is always a good recipe to have available. This fall cocktail combines the popular fall spices with sweet maple. Of course, bourbon is always a good choice for the fall. Who’s ready to throw a party to serve this punch?

"Spiced Chai & Maple PunchCrafted by John Henderson of The Happiest Hour Serves 11 ½ part Maker’s Mark® Bourbon 1 part apple cider1 part hard cider1 part strong chai tea¾ part lemon juice¾ part maple syrup2 parts water, (can use sparkling too for more effervescence)2 dash fees West Indies orange bittersGarnish bowl with apple slices, lemon slices, and cinnamon sticks if desired.Combine all ingredients in punch bowl and ladle into cups over ice."

Great Maple Pumpkin, photo provided by Evins Communications

The Great Maple Pumpkin

Everyone can debate the pumpkin spice latte. Some people love it and others count the days till the peppermint mochas. But, pumpkin is a popular fall flavor. This particular fall cocktail can be a great dessert option. Instead of serving a big slice of pumpkin pie, why not serve this cocktail for dessert.

"The Great Maple Pumpkin1 ½ parts Sugar Island Spiced Rum1 part Maker’s Mark® Bourbon½ part maple syrup1 Egg White1 parts Pedro Ximénez Sherry1 Spoonful Pumpkin Puree1 part Cream (or half and half)Combine all ingredients and dry shake, add ice and shake again; strain in a lowball and garnish with pumpkin spice!"

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