The season of apple and pumpkin picking, cranberries and pomegranates and cinnamon and nutmeg is nearly here, so get ready to enjoy all five seconds of it by getting creative with that cocktail shaker.
Here are 11 ways to enjoy a little glass of fall.
From: A Cozy Kitchen
Ginger and sage simple syrup offsets pear nectar in this refreshing thirst-quencher.
From: Daily Appetite
Be careful when drinking this delicious cocktail. It tastes just like apple juice, so you may not notice the booze in it until you try to stand up.
From: Boulder Locavore
The Pousse Café, explains Boulder Locavore, is a layered cocktail using colored liqueurs that, when poured correctly, create a fanciful striped effect. It's not just autumn in your glass, but a bit of science, too. This is a Martini-style cocktail, so do keep in mind it is all alcohol with no mixer. Strong stuff!
From: The Vintage Mixer
This unusual beet cocktail is like a savory surprise with just a hint of natural sweetness from the beets.
From: Jo Lynne Shane
The secret to this cocktail is the cinnamon simple syrup, so make sure you don’t skip that step. Don't worry! It's really easy to make your own, and you can store it in the fridge to use whenever the need for a cocktail arises.
From: Baker by Nature
This whiskey sour is amped up to the next level thanks to some cranberry cinnamon simple syrup. It has all of the punch of a classic whiskey sour, with a gorgeous pinkish hue.
From: Food Fanatic
You take a typical bellini, and amp it up with apple bourbon and a homemade apple puree. All you have to do, explains Food Fanatic, is throw some apple wedges, skin on, into a blender or food processor with a tablespoon or two of water and a little sugar and lemon juice. Then take a big spoon of that homemade apple puree and place it at the bottom of your champagne glass, add some apple bourbon and top it all off with some prosecco.
From: Honestly Yum
This cocktail is off the hook. Combine pisco, Cointreau, thyme simple syrup, lime juice and a quartered fig, and viola! Add a sprig of thyme as well as half a fig for garnish.
From: A Spicy Perspective
Lots of people, writes A Spicy Perspective, think of grenadine as that neon red stuff found behind lots of bars that make cocktails turn candy-sweet. But traditional grenadine is actually rich and bright pomegranate syrup, which is surprisingly easy to make. Paired with mezcal, the Smoke & Mirrors cocktail is tangy, sweet and smoky.
From: Sweet Peas and Saffron
This simple drink is made with a combination of apple cider, ginger beer and fresh cranberries. Cool and bubbly, yet spicy and comforting, this fall cocktail is very easy to concoct. Muddle fresh cranberries at the bottom of the glass before adding the cider and ginger beer. You should also add a pinch of cinnamon and a squeeze of lemon.
From: The Kitchn
The Kitchn says sangria isn't just for summer and we could not agree more. Slice the apples into matchsticks rather than the cubes for a traditional rustic sangria, and add some pomegranate seeds for a stunning presentation and a nice touch of tartness. Add the apples to a large pitcher reserving about 1/2 cup for garnishing. Add the cognac, apple cider and chilled cava. Stir. Serve. Drink. Enjoy!
Always remember to drink responsibly!