It might be hard to say goodbye to the long, sunny days of summer, but these fall beverages make the change in seasons go down a little easier.
Whether hot or cold, apple cider is one of the most anticipated flavors of fall. Pair chilled apple cider with rum and sparkling wine for a crisp cocktail. Or, build big autumnal flavors with a mulled cider with star anise, cinnamon, and cloves. Those warm aromas pair perfectly with bourbon or brandy.
There’s a reason almost everyone recognizes these three letters. The pumpkin spice latte is a highly coveted seasonal drink. Get in on the trend by combining coffee and pumpkin spice syrup with bourbon, Bailey’s Irish Cream, and pimento bitters.
You don’t need a prescription, but the hot toddy is practically medicinal nonetheless. Ideal for sore throats, the hot toddy combines lemon, honey, and whiskey. Riff on this classic by adding different spices (chai spices would work especially well here!), switching out the whiskey for rum, or adding ginger and the citrusy notes of yuzu.
Spiced Maple Manhattan
The sweet scent of maple syrup is perfect for fall, and it works especially well when paired with whiskey and vermouth.
Gin & (Pomegranate) Juice
Pomegranates are a cocktail-friendly fall fruit that works well with gin. The tartness of the pomegranate is a nice contrast to the botanical notes of the gin, and the resulting rosy hue of the drink makes for an eye-catching, IG-ready beverage. Garnish with a little fresh thyme to keep it super seasonal