‘Tis the season of pumpkin spice, apple picking and boos, but we aren’t talking about the scary kind. Fall is creeping up on us, but there is no need to fear this holiday season. As the temperature and leaves begin to drop, keep your spirits up with these fall-inspired cocktails from our local bars and restaurants.
Skip the apple picking this year, sip back and relax at 22 Bowen’s instead. This cider beverage, enhanced with whiskey, and flavored with mint, simple syrup, and lemon is the ideal fall drink.
The reign of the pumpkin spice latte has been dethroned by Brick Alley’s Pumpkin Martini. Sweet notes of vanilla vodka, swirled with Captain Morgan spiced rum, Rumchata and pumpkin spice cream liqueur served in a cinnamon-sugar-rimmed glass is the perfect end to a chilly fall day.
SALTED CARAMEL APPLE
Crisp apple cider is sweetened with salted caramel vodka, then given a zesty kick with Domaine Canton Ginger in this fall-inspired cocktail from Jo’s American Bistro.
Cozy up with this cocktail from The Vanderbilt Grille: A mixture of Giffard ginger, Bailey’s Irish Cream, chai syrup, molasses and house infused vanilla vodka is a perfect start to the holiday season.
Take a break from hot chocolates and warm lattes with this light and refreshing drink. Made with gin, Limoncello and hints of cranberry, this transitional beverage will have you reminiscing of warm summer days.
Or maybe you’re embracing the chilly fall season with open arms. Warm up with this rum cocktail complete with clover honey and lemon peel served warm with a splash of hot water.
Who said that mudslides were just for warm summer days? Ask a server for a cinnamon sugar rim at O’Brien’s Pub for a cozy, autumnal touch.
A brew of Cruzan Rum, Goslings dark, Amaretto, brown sugar simple syrup, fresh lime and pineapple juice is a great pick-me-up for when you’re feeling like the living dead, unless that is your costume, in which case you should still try this drink.
SPICED PEAR JULEP
Sazerac Rye, St. George spiced pear liquo and Pierre Ferrand cognac ambre meet cinnamon simple syrup in this refreshing yet cozy autumn cocktail muddled with mint, lemon and orange and topped with a sprig of mint coated in confectioner's sugar from Wharf Southern Kitchen.
POMAR E PORO
A cozy and tasteful autumnal cocktail from Bywater Restaurant blends white port with apple balsamic topped with cinnamon and grilled fruit.
APPLE CIDER SANGRIA
Hard apple cider meets Jim Bean Apple Bourbon, P+J apple cinnamon cordial and ginger ale in this quintessentially Autumn cocktail at Brick Alley Pub.
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