Autumn Cocktails

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In spirit of my last fall favorites post, here are some of my favorite fall cocktail recipes and ones I hope to try this season! Perfect beverages to try whether it be for a cozy night in or for serving at an autumn party. Enjoy. 

Cider Punch

Source: Not Without Salt 

  • Boil an ounce or two of rum in a glass.
  • Top with apple cider (one part rum // four parts apple cider).
  • *You can add it over ice or warm. The choice is yours! 
  • Top with a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Pomegranate & Ginger Spritzer 

  • 1 cup of fresh pomegranate juice (juice from 2 – 3 pomegranate)
  • 2 t lime or lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar (you could add 1/2 cup)
  • 5cm piece of fresh ginger thinly sliced
  • lime/ lemon wedges to serve
  • pomegranate seeds for garnish
  1. Put all the above ingredients in a pot and bring to the boil.
  2. Allow to simmer of a low heat for about 5 – 8 minutes.
  3. Allow to cool and strain the liquid into a jug to serve.

Cider Rum Punch

  • 8 ounces dark rum
  • 3 ounces lemon juice
  • 4 ounces thyme simple syrup
  • 12 ounces apple cider
  • 4 ounces water
  • 4 ounces club soda
  • 8 dashed of Angostura Bitters
  • sprigs of thyme, garnish
  • apple wheels, garnish
  1. To make thyme simple syrup, combine 2 cups sugar, 1 1/2 cups of water and 6 thyme sprigs in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring up to a boil and reduce to simmer, until the sugar has fully dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and place the syrup in the fridge to cool.
  2. Place all the ingredients in a large picture or carafe with ice and stir. 
  3. Fill your glasses with crushed ice and fill. Place a sprig of thyme inside and put an apple wheel on the rim.

Sparkling Blackberry Apple Cider

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 bottle sparkling apple cider.
  • Fresh blackberries to garnish
  1. In the jar of a blender, add the berries and the water and puree on a high.
  2. Add ice to 6 glasses and add a heaping spoonful of blackberry puree to each glass.
  3. Add the cider to fill the glass and stir gently. Garnish with fresh blackberries.
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