Hey, if Starbucks is already serving their fall beverages, why can’t you?
To make the punch, first thinly slice the apples and pears. Add the lemon, cider, vodka and lemon juice to the punch bowl. Garnish with cinnamon sticks, cloves and anise. This punch is great for getting together with friends, because it’s so simple to make and boasts classic fall flavors. It’s also perfect because it can be served chilled over ice or warm, by heating up the vodka and cider.
2. Fall Apple Sangria
½ an orange
½ an apple
1 ¼ oz. brandy
¾ oz. Jack Daniels whiskey
2 oz. apple cider
2 oz. of your favorite white wine
We love a good sangria, and we’re here to prove it transcends seasons. To make this crisp drink, first thinly slice and peel the orange and apple. Muddle the slices in the bottom of a cup and add the brandy, Jack Daniels, cider and wine. Leave it to chill over night for an authentic flavor. Dip the rim of the glass in cinnamon, top with a splash of sparkling apple cider and garnish with an apple slice before serving.
3. Mulled Angry Orchard
1 bottle of Angry Orchard Crisp Apple
1 oz. rum
½ pumpkin spice syrup
1 dash of bitters
Mulling spices (optional)
If you can mull traditional cider, why not mull an Angry? Start by adding all the liquid ingredients to a pot and heat until warm. If adding the mulling spices, simply keep them in a tea strainer in the pot, and allow to simmer. Serve in a heat-safe glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick and nutmeg. Giving all cozy, fall vibes, your friends will be impressed by this quick and easy cocktail.
Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker with ice, then shake and strain. Serve in a chilled margarita glass over ice. Dip the rim in cinnamon, garnish with an orange twist and a pinch of both cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. For a fun twist, make it a frozen margarita by blending all the ingredients with ice!
5. Malibu Pumpkin Colada
2 oz. Malibu
2 oz. coconut cream
½ oz. pumpkin puree or juice
2 ½ oz. pineapple juice
In a cocktail shaker, add all the ingredients and shake vigorously. Strain and serve over ice. This is a blend of autumn in New England and a tropical getaway. It’s unusual to see a cold pumpkin drink unless it’s your iced PSL, so this is a refreshing take on a fall favorite.
Apple photo and thumnail by Anna Kaminova on Unsplash
Pumpkin photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash
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