The summertime heat is waning, pumpkin spice lattes are back, football is on TV. It’s time to shake up some cocktails to match the season!
We’ve made a list of simple, crisp drinks to ease you into Autumn that are perfect for cozying up next to the fireplace or bonfire.
Sparkling Hard Cider Sangria
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Sangria is a refreshing punch for lounging in the summer sun, but a small tweak in the recipe leads to a fantastic brew that’s perfect for sitting around a fire pit with friends.
Instead of wine use hard cider, and keep the good times rolling as the leaves change colors.
Tequila Mint Hot Chocolate
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A boozy twist on a cold weather classic. Instead of marshmallows, this minty concoction is packed with tequila and peppermint schnapps to warm you up.
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The Pom Pomme is a cool, autumnal blend of pomegranate and apple with an added sparkling punch from the hard cider. Just because it’s fall doesn’t mean you have to drink a piping hot concoction.
Dirty Girl Scout
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This creamy cocktail gets its name because it tastes just like those irresistible thin mint Girl Scout cookies. With vodka, Kahlua and Bailey’s Irish Cream, this adult beverage is sure to be a party hit.
Rum Hot Toddy
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People swear these cocktails are the best medicine for colds, but you don’t need to have a cough in order to kick back and enjoy a comforting rum hot toddy.
With maple syrup, honey and a good dose of rum, this pick-me-up is sure to clear your sinuses and give you a nice warm buzz.
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You don’t have to travel all the way to the Bavarian Alps to warm up with glühwein. This hot mulled wine is a favorite among Germans during the holiday season and after skiing down the slopes. If you want to be extra authentic, serve it up in little red boots.
Apple Cider Mimosas
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Summer might be coming to an end, but brunch must go on. Put a cold weather twist on your mimosas by using cider instead of orange juice the next time you mix up a batch.
The best part about this delicious recipe is how simple it is. All you really need is apple cider and champagne.
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