Get in the fall spirit with these spiced drinks!
Have I ever mentioned that I love fall? I’m sure that I have. Other than the cozy sweaters, boots, soups and stews that go along with the cooler weather, I also love to entertain in the fall. It just seems like the perfect time to do it. Everyone wants a leisurely sip and chat. Here are a couple of my favorite fall drinks to sip on!
His & Hers Spiced Bourbon Cider
My husband and I don’t always have the same taste in adult beverages so I’ve been trying really hard to come up with things that involve bourbon, his fave. So I created a his and hers fall cocktail with spiced bourbon and apple cider. I called it his and hers because I think it suits us both. This was really easy to make even though it looks all fancy.
2 shots Kentucky bourbon
1tsp, Pumpkin pie spice
In a little mason jar (or other container with a lid), combine the bourbon and pumpkin pie spice. Let them infuse overnight. Be sure to shake it up before adding to the cocktails. Take two glasses and rim with the caramel sauce. Fill each glass with ice. Add one shot to each glass and fill the rest with apple cider. Stir and garnish with an apple slice, cinnamon stick, and dollop of whipped cream.
Easy and yummy and both of us liked it! I guess that the “his and hers” part worked out! Yay! Maybe next time I’ll add little more whipped cream, just because I like it. This would also be good warm. I think that is best saved for winter. Hot toddy, anyone? Cheers!
Here is a fantastic (and easy) fall cocktail that you can serve at your next gathering.
Bottle of red wine (a red blend works best)
A bottle of hard cider
Mix together the entire bottle of red wine with the entire bottle of cider. Add about a cup of sparkling water and 1 Tbsp of cinnamon sugar. Mix until the sugar is dissolved and serve at room temperature.
It has just enough sweetness but isn’t so sweet that you can’t stand it. If you prefer it sweeter, just add more cinnamon sugar. I used pear cider with mine just to add a little something different. It works well with apple cider or pear cider. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Crowd-pleasing Spiced Apple Cider
Who has been apple picking lately? My favorite part about apple picking, other than being out in the country, is the hot apple cider that is served at the barn after you pick your apples. So I decided to create my own hot spiced apple cider so that I could enjoy it any time I want.
3 whole cinnamon sticks
6-8 whole allspice berries
1 tsp whole cloves
Bottle of apple juice
1/4tsp ground nutmeg
Put all of the whole spices in some cheesecloth and tie. Drop the spice sachet into a pot filled apple juice and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the sachet and put in a dash of nutmeg. Serve.
I like to garnish mine with a cinnamon stick. You can also top it with whipped cream and drizzle with caramel.
Cheers to fall ya'll!