3 Great Cocktails for Fall

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When I think of fall, I think of rustling leaves, trees changing colors, and cooler temps.  I think of football games, homecomings, and that Halloween is right around the corner.  I also think it’s a good time to explore some good fall cocktails.

I did this back in the Summer, and it was a great success.  Mostly just because I had a good excuse to make and try some fantastic cocktails.  Well, I’m doing it again.

Here are my 3 great cocktails for fall.

 PUMPKIN SPICE WHITE RUSSIAN

Pumpkin Spice White Russian

This is the drink that I was looking forward to the most.  When I saw a picture of it, and saw that it was made with vodka and Baileys, and pumpkin spice syrup, I wanted to try it right away

Most of the ingredients for any of these cocktails are typical off-the-shelf grocery items. Even the nonpareils and cinnamon sticks. But Pumpkin Spice Syrup is the exception, and is a little bit harder to come by. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to get online through Amazon.

My first impression when I took a sip is that it’s strong.  The Baileys and half and half give it a little bit of a heavier feel, and the cinnamon stick and Pumpkin Spice give it just a little bit of an edge.

Overall, I liked this drink.  My husband thought this might be a good cocktail for the Christmas holiday more than a Fall drink, but he liked it too.

Here’s the recipe

BOURBON BOMBER

Bourbon Bomber

Looking for a drink the men will also be interested in?  This is probably the one.

I am normally not a bourbon drinker, but figured this would be a nice woodsy fall cocktail.

This drink probably had the most complex recipe with the most ingredients.  It starts simple enough, with Bourbon and apple cider, but then gets more complex with ingredients like lemon zest, honey, nutmeg, all spice, and even some ground ginger.

Are we making a drink, or baking cookies here?

You garnish this with bitters and fresh rosemary twigs.  Our grocery was out of rosemary, so we skipped this piece.

Overall, I thought this drink tasted well blended.  No one flavor sticks out over the others.

This is definitely what I would consider to be a fall cocktail. With the apple cider, and its muddy and brown appearance, it just feels like the right drink for the season.

I’m not a big fan of bourbon, but my husband says it’s a good cocktail. He said the only thing missing was maybe a nice stogey to go with it.

Here’s the recipe

Fireball Cider Bomb

Fireball Cider Bomb
Fireball Cider Bomb

Noticing that little bit of Fall chill in the air?  This is the drink to go with it.

And it’s a pretty easy one to make. Fireball, apple cider, and fresh apples, with a splash of grenadine and a maraschino cherry.

The Fireball adds a little bite to the drink. Just enough to get your attention, but not too strong.  It goes down smooth, and is nice and refreshing.

As my husband put it, this is the drink he can picture himself having while sitting around the campfire.  We both give this one a thumbs up.

Here’s the recipe

Fall is in the air

These are my 3 great cocktails for Fall.  What did you think?

Do you have one you’d like to share?  If you do, post a link to the recipe in the comments below.

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