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Our 5 Favorite Autumn Cocktails 

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The weather may still be warm but we can feel autumn getting closer. We can’t wait to dress cozy, sit by the fire, and drink a delicious autumn cocktail. Here are a few of our favorite recipes to enjoy! 


Apple Cider Old Fashioned

by Living the Gourmet 


Servings -


Ingredients

  • 2 ounces rum, divided
  • 6 ounces, apple cider, divided
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • Ice
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish
  • Dried Orange Slices for garnish (see instructions below)

Directions 

For the Dried Orange Slices:

  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees F.
  2. Carefully slice an orange as thinly as possible. Lay the slices out on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 2-3 hours until the orange slices are completely dried out.

For the Cocktail:

  1. In a small bowl whisk together sugar and cinnamon. Dip the rims of your cocktail glasses in a simple syrup then in the cinnamon sugar.
  2. In each glass add ice if desired, then combine 1 ounce of rum and 3 ounces of apple cider. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and dried orange slice. Enjoy!


Autumn-Spiced Hibiscus Whisky Cocktail

ByShe Keeps a Lovely Home


Servings -


Equipment

  • cocktail shaker
  • small mesh strainer
  • sauce pan
  • small bowl
  • coup glass 



Ingredients

For the Spiced Hibiscus Syrup

  • ½ cup water
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp. cloves
  • 2 tbsp. dry hibiscus flowers
  • 1 tsp. sugar

For the Cocktail

  • 1½  oz. spiced hibiscus syrup
  • 4 oz. whisky
  • ½  oz. maraschino liqueur

Directions

For the Spiced Hibiscus Syrup

  1. In a small sauce pan, add ½ cup of water, 3 cinnamon sticks and 1 tsp. of cloves. Allow it to simmer for 8 minutes. Add 2 tbsp. dry hibiscus flowers to the pan and allow it to simmer for 3 minutes, Remove from heat and allow it to sit for 3 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Strain spices and flowers out of the liquid, then pour over a strainer into a small bowl. Add 1 tsp. of sugar and stir until dissolved

For the Cocktail

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add 4 oz. whisky, 1½ oz. spiced hibiscus syrup and ½ oz. maraschino liqueur. Add ice and shake. Pour into a frosted coup glass through a strainer, and serve.

Notes

Make sure to strain your ingredients through a small mesh strainer into your glass. The spiced hibiscus syrup will be somewhat thick and will leave a fair amount of sediment behind once the cloves and cinnamon are removed. You want this cocktail to be perfectly opaque.



Pumpkin Pie Martini

byHappy Life Blogspot


Servings -1


Ingredients

  • 5 Nilla wafers, crushed
  • Ice cubes
  • 2 ounces Stoli Vanilla or your favorite vanilla-flavored vodka
  • 2 ounces 2% milk
  • 2 ounces heavy whipping cream
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce Frangelico or your favorite hazelnut liqueur
  • 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Dash ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Chop the Nilla wafers into finely crushed crumbs in a food processor. Place the Nilla Wafer crumbs onto a small dish.
  2. Add a little bit of water to a shallow bowl. Turn a cocktail glass upside down and dip the rim first into the water, and then press it down firmly into the crushed cookies. Set aside.
  3. Combine Stoli Vanilla, milk, heavy cream, Frangelico, pumpkin spice and a dash of cinnamon.
  4. Fill a shaker 2/3 of the way full with ice. Pour the mixture over the ice. Shake. Strain into cocktail glasses and enjoy!


Apple and Cinnamon Infused Autumn Sangria

byOne Little Project


Servings -1 Large Pitcher 


Ingredients

  • 2 apples
  • 1 orange
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1 bottle red wine
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 cups club soda (OPTIONAL)
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar (FOR SUGAR RIM)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (FOR SUGAR RIM)

Directions

  1. Cut your apples and oranges into large chunks.
  2. Add fruit, apple cider, red wine and cinnamon sticks into a large pitcher, then gently mix together.
  3. Cover and chill overnight.
  4. Add Club Soda before serving.
  5. For sugar rim: mix together the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Dip the rim of your glass into a bowl or plate filled with 1/4 inch of water. Then dip the wet rim into the cinnamon sugar.
  6. Enjoy!


Cider and Maple Old Fashioned

byInspired by Charm


Servings -2


Ingredients

  • 5 ounces bourbon - (I enjoy Four Roses Single Barrel.)
  • 1 ounce pure maple syrup - (My go-to brand is Finding Home Farms.)
  • 1 ounce apple cider
  • 4-6 dashes of orange bitters
  • Cinnamon sticks to garnish

Directions

  1. To a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the bourbon, pure maple syrup, apple cider, and orange bitters. Shake to combine.
  2. Strain into two rocks glasses filled with ice and then garnish each with a cinnamon stick.