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Fall is a joke at this point, so let’s keep on drinking like those hot summer days never left (because they haven’t if you live in LA!). And just because the weather is pulling a fast one on us doesn’t mean we can’t get into the seasonal spirit. Let’s fake it till we make it with these festive fall cocktails.
Pumpkin Spice SangriaAuthor: The Zoe Report
Ingredients:1 apple, sliced1 orange, sliced3 cinnamon sticks1 1/2 bottles white wine1 cup apple cider1/2 cup Grand Marnier1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
Directions:Stir all together. Chill at least one hour.
For the smoke effect: Add one chunk dry ice.
*Make sure to use tongs or safety gloves. Do not drink dry ice or touch with hands.
Pumpkin Pie MartiniAuthor: A Night Owl
Directions:Blend gingersnap cookies. To line the martini glass, dip the rim in Irish cream and then into the gingersnap crumbs. Combine and shake all ingredients. Serve over ice.
Apple Cider Hot ToddyAuthor: Aimee Mars
Ingredients:1 cup apple cider2 Tbsp honey2 Tbsp bourbonApple slices and cinnamon sticks, for garnish
Directions:Heat the apple cider and honey in a medium saucepan until just steaming. Pour bourbon into two glasses and add cider mixture. Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks.
Blood Orange And SandAuthor: Jojotastic
Ingredients:1 oz. scotch3/4 oz. Cherry Heering liqueur3/4 oz. sweet vermouth3/4 oz. blood orange juice1/2 oz. blood orange soda2 all-natural maraschino cherriesOrange peel
Directions:Combine all ingredients, adding blood orange soda last. Serve over ice.
Rosemary Mezcal Apple CiderAuthor: Kale & Caramel
Directions:Pour liquid ingredients plus a few pinches of sea salt into cocktail shaker. Stir to incorporate agave. Pinch off a few rosemary leaves and muddle into liquid for just a few seconds to release flavor. Serve over ice.
The Signal FireAuthor: The Effortless Chic
Ingredients:Homemade peach cilantro syrupFresh lime juiceJalapeño-infused Plymouth gin
Directions:Mix all ingredients together. Shake well. Serve over ice.