And just like that, Autumn is here! It seems as though everyone is getting ready to throw the neighborhood’s biggest Halloween costume party or they’re already busy planning the Thanksgiving menu. Whatever the occasion, Autumn is the perfect time to gather friends and family around a crackling fireplace and enjoy the season. And what better way to celebrate Fall than with cocktails featuring the fruits of the harvest? Whether you’re looking for something hot, icy, shaken or stirred, we’ve got a few Fall cocktail recipes that are guaranteed to spice up your Autumn gatherings, along with some fabulous GiftTree gifts to make these Fall-inspired libations truly unique.
The definitive Autumn cocktail that’s spicy, icy and bubbly, all at once.
- 3 oz. Spiced Rum
- 3 oz. Apple Cider
- 2 tsp. Simple Syrup
- 3 oz. Chilled Ginger Beer
- (I recommend Bundaberg)
- Lots of Ice
- Apple Slices to Garnish
In a cocktail shaker, combine the simple syrup, rum and apple cider. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass and top with ginger beer. Garnish with apple slice.
Makes Two Cocktails.
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Hot, comforting, and perfect to sip on a chilly Autumn night.
- 1 ½ cups Water
- 2 ½ tbsp. Honey
- ½ c. Fresh Lemon Juice
- 2 ½ c. Apple Brandy
- (Such as Calvados)
- 4 Cinnamon Sticks
In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in the honey until dissolved. Stir in the lemon juice and the apple brandy. Set a cinnamon stick in each of the 4 mugs, pour in the hot liquid, and serve. Makes Four Cocktails.
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A little complicated, but totally worth it! The ripe pears, gin and apple pie spices give this Autumn cocktail a crisp, woodsy sweetness.
- 3 oz. Gin
- 3 oz. Spiced Pear Puree
- (see below)
- 1 oz. Lemon Juice
- Lemon Zest for Garnish
Spiced Pear Puree:
- 2 Soft, Ripe Pears (Peeled, Seeds and Stem Removed)
- 1 ½ c. Water
- ¼ c. Simple Syrup
- Dash Ground Cloves
- Dash Cinnamon
- Dash Nutmeg
Spiced Pear Puree: Combine ingredients in a blender, blend until smooth. You can strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve to discard any solids.
Cocktail: Combine the spiced pear puree, lemon juice and gin in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well, and pour the chilled cocktail into martini glasses. Makes two cocktails.
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Comment Below: Do you have any go-to Autumn cocktails? We’d love to hear about them!