Of course there are drinks that are great any time of the year, but there are also some that can really hit the spot once the winds pick up and the chill gets to our bones. So what makes for great cocktails for the fall season? Well for starters it is good if a cocktail can make you feel warm. It also has to do with the flavors that we associate with the fall. For example apples and cranberries and their colors are very much in tune with the colors of the fall. We have picked some of the best that should be in your list the next time you go to a cocktail bar.
Are we still talking about cocktails? Yes we are. Hot apple pie is great as a dessert but it can be amazing as a cocktail. For those who have never heard of this delicious mix, it includes hot apple cider. If there is anything that says “fall” is hot apple cider. But apple cider in itself will not make a cocktail, but add a little vanilla and citrus and you have a hot apple pie. You get the vanilla and citrus (which almost describes the changes between summer and fall) from Tuaca which is an Italian Liqueur. Top it with whipped cream and garnish with cinnamon and you have one of the best cocktails of the fall season.
New York City is a great place at any time of the year, but a Manhattan is a great fall drink. It probably is what James Bond would drink in October, because this cocktail is as classy as they come. The whiskey is what warms you up, and the combination of the bitters and the sweet vermouth give it a taste that is easy to drink. If you are seen at the best drinking spot in town people will automatically assume that you know what you are doing when it comes to drinking. The flavor and color say fall and though it may not feel like it, the drink has a real good punch to it.
- Pumpkin Martini Cocktail
How could someone talk about fall flavors and leave out the pumpkin. Pumpkins are everywhere during fall, just look at all the things that make up Halloween and Thanksgiving. Pumpkins are always involved one way or the other, and one of the ways one would be foolish to overlook is in your cocktails. Its flavor is almost as if you are drinking a pumpkin pie. It is creamy and sweet (but not as sweet as other fruit liquors with rye whiskey for a deeper base. A Pumpkin Martini is not the easiest drink to find, but you will have a lot more luck during the right time of the year which is as you may have guessed the fall.
So if you were wondering where the scotch based drink would come in, then here it is. The drink that has the mafia theme is a big relaxer. You are also in luck because this drink is very popular due to the fact that it is one cocktail that is incredibly easy to make. Two ingredients are all it takes for this drink to come to life, and they are Scotch whisky and Amaretto almond liqueur. Serve on the rocks for one of the best cocktails that you can have during the fall season