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    Our 5 Favorite Autumn Cocktails 

    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

    By She 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

    by Happy 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

    by One 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

    by Inspired 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.

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