It’s cocktail time! Three fall cocktail recipes to make at home
Feeling all cozy at home with the fall cold? Your perfect after-work fall cocktail can be made at home if you follow these recipes.
Spices like cinnamon, herbs like thyme, and robust fruits such as apple and peach will make your palate fit into the fall season.
Three Fall Cocktail Recipes to Make at Home
Preparing high-quality drinks at home for your fall cocktail recipes shouldn’t be that hard.
The following recipes are designed by mixology pros and you can easily make them at home. You might need some bar accessories like a shaker.
Charlotte Voisey at liquor.com says: “As the weather gets colder, I like to add layers (just as you would with clothing) and complexity to my drinks. The easiest way to do this is to start with a mature spirit, such as spiced rum or whiskey, that already has plenty of rich flavors. (Gin can work too, but you have to play up its spicy side.) You can also take an unaged spirit and pair it with a taste of autumn, like cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, vanilla, or ginger. And if you have some time, you can even infuse the liquor with these spices, or with fresh seasonal fruit.”
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1.5 oz banana-infused vodka (you can make yours by infusing vodka and a sliced banana in a mason jar for at least two days. Strain and remove bananas).
0.5 oz coffee liqueur
0.25 oz simple syrup
2 dashes of chocolate bitters
Garnish: a pinch of Cinnamon dust
Type of glass: coupe (stem glass)
Add all ingredients into a shaker tin with ice. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain into a chilled stem glass. Garnish with cinnamon dust.
1.5 oz gin
1 oz lemon juice
0.5 oz dry vermouth
0.25 oz Becherovka
0.75 oz peach cinnamon syrup*
Garnish: peach slice, a sprig of thyme
Type of glass: rocks glass
Add all ingredients into a shaker tin with ice. Shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with a peach slice and a sprig of thyme.
*Peach cinnamon syrup recipe: grab a saucepan and combine 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of water, a couple of teaspoons of cinnamon, and sliced peaches. Boil then reduce over medium heat for about 30 minutes. Strain peaches.
2 oz gin
0.25 oz lemon juice
Sparkling apple cider
Garnish: thyme and apple
Type of glass: highball/rocks
Add first the gin into the shaker, then the lemon juice and agave nectar. Shake. Add ice to your glass. Pour into your glass and top with sparkling cider. Garnish with fresh thyme and apple slice.
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