7 Autumn Cocktails To Get You In The Mood For Fall

The chilly nights and breezy days have already arrived here in the Midwest. It’s time to pull out the windbreakers and rakes. Autumn has arrived. And boy did it come early. Summer didn’t even have it’s bags packed before Autumn came barging in! Rude! But fear not, I have found the best autumn inspired drinks to keep you warm while you think about the leaves turning, pumpkin carving, and where the heck did you pack away the mittens and parkas?! (Just kidding… we never pack those away here in Minnesota)

1 – Warm Apple Pie

With Spiced Rum

Warm Apple Pie

Warm Apple Pie

2 – Caramel Apple Hot Toddy

With Caramel Vodka and Bourbon

Caramel Apple Hot Toddy

Caramel Apple Hot Toddy

3 – Cranberry Apple Crush

With Vodka. Can be served hot or chilled!

Cranberry Apple Crush

Cranberry Apple Crush

4 – Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

With Kahlua

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

5 – Irish Hot Chocolate

With Bailey’s

Irish Hot Chocolate

Irish Hot Chocolate

6 – Autumn Sangria

With Bourbon, Apple Brandy and Ginger Beer

Autumn Sangria

Autumn Sangria

7 – Vanilla Pear Martini

With Vodka

Autumn Vanilla Pear Martini

Autumn Vanilla Pear Martini

Don’t forget to have your Clingks Drink Markers ready to go for your Holiday parties! Stock up on your favorites here! http://clingks.com/products/

Stay Inspired!

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Spring Cider Cocktail Recipe from Newhall Farm

Newhall Farm Ice Cider cocktail.  Photo courtesy Newhall Farm

Newhall Farm Ice Cider cocktail. Photo courtesy Newhall Farm

 

Cheers to Newhall Farm for sharing this tasty cocktail recipe with us!!

Of course Newhall Farm Ice Cider can be dessert by itself, but for an intriguing aperitif try it with Vermont vodka and a bit of spice. Though the spring crocus we typically see in New England is not Crocus sativus from which the exotic spice saffron is born, this beverage based on a fruit of fall, winters over as ice cider, only to surface at spring in a delightfully refreshing cocktail that wafts of a summer breeze. 
Spring Crocus Newhall Farm Ice Cider Cocktail

3 oz. Newhall Farm Ice Cider
1 oz. Vermont vodka
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
3-4 long threads of saffron
Splash sparkling water

Combine first 4 ingredients over ice.
Add sparkling water.
Stir. Add ice. Garnish with lime.

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PS The bit of orange at the bottom right of the glass is a spec of saffron:)