With autumn finally here, people are ditching their flip flops for cozy, but fashionable boots and their summery piña coladas for warmer, richer alcoholic beverages. If you plan to throw a few festive parties this autumn, do it up right with some fabulous, fancy cocktails that will undeniably wow your dinner party guests. Check out these six impressive and delectable cocktails for all the inspiration you need.
Cranberry Sauce Margarita: You can feel your mouth watering just by looking at the words, can't you? If you really want to knock the socks off of your margarita-enthusiast friends, give them a taste of this margarita with a twist. To start, rim each margarita glass with brown sugar. Secondly, fill a cocktail shaker with ice, the juice of one lime, a teaspoon of honey, two tablespoons of chunky cranberry sauce, and two ounces of tequila. Shake vigorously and strain into each glass. You also have the option of garnishing the drinks with some fresh or frozen cranberries.
Apple Cider Mimosas: Planning on hosting a brunch rather than a dinner party? There are plenty of fall-themed cocktails for that as well and what brunch would be complete without mimosas? And apple cider mimosas at that! This recipe is surprisingly simple to whip up and looks impeccable when it is presented. Combine one tablespoon of ground cinnamon with two tablespoons of sugar. Dip your champagne flutes into the sugar and cinnamon mixture to coat the rims. Finish the drink off by filling each flute with apple cider and topping it with champagne. Your guests will never have guessed that their beautiful drinks were so effortless to create.
Cinnamon Toast: Want to serve your guests a warmer alcoholic drink? This cocktail is perfect (and deceptively easy)! Simply combine two ounces of spiced rum with six ounces of hot apple cider. Rim each glass with sugar and ground cinnamon and serve.
Caramel Apple Martini: If you need a martini with an autumn twist, the caramel apple martini is definitely the way to go. While this cocktail is a little more intricate to create than the others, it is certainly well worth the effort. To begin, you can rim your martini glasses with caramel sauce, cinnamon, or a combination of the two. For the drink itself, combine two ounces of cold apple cider with two ounces of caramel vodka and one ounce of butterscotch schnapps into a shaker. Shake thoroughly before straining. Garnish each martini with a sliced apple, caramel, and a pinch of cinnamon.
Pumpkin Spice White Russian: When you create this cocktail for your guests, you won't even have to bother making a dessert because that is basically what this decadent drink is. For each cocktail, you will need half a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, one ounce of heavy cream, one ounce of coffee liqueur, and two ounces of vodka. Begin my shaking the pumpkin pie spice and heavy cream. Take a rocks glass and fill it with ice and vodka. Add the coffee liqueur and the heavy cream mixture. If desired, complete the cocktail with some whipped cream topped with chocolate syrup. Your guests won't even ask you about dessert after finishing this cocktail.
Apple Cider Sangria: Sangria doesn't have to be strictly a summer cocktail. Hot or cold, it can be an excellent addition to your fall festivities. Begin by filling a pitcher with sliced apples, oranges, and lemons. Combine apple cider, white wine, and ginger beer. Add this mixture to the pitcher and stir before serving.
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