5 Autumn Cocktails for This Crisp Season

5 Autumn Cocktails for This Crisp Season


It’s finally arrived: autumn. Though I’ll terribly miss days spent lounging on a sandy beach, the sun warming my skin and admiring trees that are lush and green, I can’t help but bask in the joy that only the fall season can bring.

Who doesn’t love watching the leaves change from a deep emerald to fiery oranges and reds?

Or the feeling of a warm sweater enveloping you as you stroll through the streets of your city? Or better yet, the fact that autumn equates to pumpkin flavoured everything.

Well, not everything per se, as we certainly have a lot more delicious fall flavours emerging at this time of the year. Flavours which we can, of course, incorporate into our drinks.

Here are five autumn cocktails you need to take note of this season.

Pumpkin Martini

Pumpkin martini, anyone? Recipe coming soon! 📸 @themarcystop

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Ingredients

  • ½ oz cream liqueur
  • 2 oz vanilla vodka
  • ½ oz pumpkin liqueur
  • 1 c ice
  • 1 tsp whipped cream
  • A stick of cinnamon

Method

  • Mix cream liqueur and vanilla vodka well in a cocktail shaker filled with ice
  • Add in pumpkin liqueur and mix once again
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  • Add a dollop of whipped cream to the top of the cocktail
  • Garnish with a stick of cinnamon before serving

Smokin’ Apple

Ingredients

  • 2 oz whisky
  • ¾ oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1½ oz apple cider, hand-pressed
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • A slice of fresh fig
  • 3 sage leaves
  • 1 c ice

Method

  • In a cocktail shaker, combine all liquid ingredients along with ice and shake thoroughly, until shaker is cold to the touch
  • Strain mix into a martini glass
  • Garnish with a wedge of fig on the rim and several sage leaves floating on the top of the cocktail

The Rustic Manhattan

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Ingredients

  • 2 oz apple whisky
  • ½ oz raspberry Vermouth
  • 2 dashes of whisky bitters
  • 1 c ice
  • Maraschino cherry
  • Apple slices

Method

  • Pour all liquid ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice and stir well
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  • Garnish with a fan of apple slices and a maraschino cherry

Cranberry Sauce Margarita

Ingredients

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 ½ tbsp chunky cranberry sauce
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Brown sugar
  • 1 c ice
  • Several cranberries, fresh or frozen

Method

  • Rim a margarita glass with brown sugar
  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, mix thoroughly tequila, lime juice, cranberry sauce and honey
  • Strain concoction into the glass
  • Garnish by dropping in a few cranberries

Autumn Leaves

Ingredients

  • 4 oz dry Vermouth
  • ½ oz herbal liqueur
  • ¼ raspberry liqueur
  • Green Chartreuse
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Soda water
  • Orange peel

Method

  • In a mixing glass, combine Vermouth, herbal and raspberry liqueurs, and bitters, stirring thoroughly
  • Rise a coupe glass with green Chartreuse
  • Pour mixture into glass and top off with soda water
  • Garnish with an orange peel

Be sure to share the photos of your autumn cocktail creations with us on Instagram or Twitter!

Which was your favourite autumn from today’s article? Let us know.

Drink up, and enjoy responsibly!

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