As the weather grows colder and thoughts turn to roaring fires and wooly sweaters, the question arises of what to drink when you’ve got your feet up on the hearth.
Here are a few cocktails to warm up your insides after a long-day of leaf-peeping and pumpkin picking.
Of course, autumn is apple harvest time, so you might have spent the day in the orchard instead of the pumpkin patch. And if you did, there’s a high likelihood that you got a jug of cider along with that bushel of apples. Don’t drink it straight up – work a little magic to enjoy a delicious hot beverage with a bit of a kick from Kentucky.
Kentucky Mulled Cider
1.25 oz Maker’s Mark Bourbon
Hot apple cider
Dash of allspice
Tall cinnamon stick
Directions: Add bourbon to a mug, preferably a tall mug made from clear glass. Fill said mug with hot apple cider and a dash of allspice. Garnish with a tall cinnamon stick and a slice of lemon.
But if you’re consider a fall-themed brunch rather than a night in front of the fire, you can still use that apple cider you bought gallons of. Try this:
Apple Cider Mimosas
1 bottle champagne (or prosecco)
1 cup apple cider
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
On a small plate, combine the sugar and cinnamon. Dip champagne flutes in water to wet the rims, then dip the rims in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Fill the flutes 1/4 full with apple cider, then top off with the fizz.
For more delicious recipes, please see:
41 Autumnal Cocktails Perfect for the Crisp Days of Fall | Town and Country Magazine