We know, it's beginning to sound like a broken record but... Autumn in Phoenix doesn't exactly look like Autumn in the movies. You won't see too many people bundled up in sweaters and scarfs. There won't be a light dusting of snow settling gently on the crunchy fallen leaves. There won't be crisp foggy mornings and breezy afternoons. No, it will be sunny. And hot. And if we're being honest... we love it that way.
But there is a way to get a small taste of classic fall. Fall drinks! It's easy to enjoy the taste of October in a glass no matter where you are. Here are a few of our favorite fall cocktails to get you in an Autumn state of mind.
Washington Apple Cocktail
This is a crisp drink that conjures the Cascade Mountains and the fresh, outdoorsy spirit of the Pacific Northwest. Here's what you'll need:
1 1/2 oz Canadian whiskey (we use Crown Royale)
1 1/2 oz sour apple schnapps
1 1/2 oz cranberry juice
1 apple slice
Pour the whiskey, schnapps, and cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker over ice and shake well. Strain into a glass over fresh ice and garnish with the apple slice. Enjoy!
Pumpkin Spice White Russian
This is just like the classic White Russian, but with an October twist! Here's what you'll need:
1 oz pumpkin spice Kahlua
2 oz vodka
1 oz heavy cream
Wet the rim of a glass and line it with pumpkin spice. Then pour the Kahlua, vodka, and cream over ice and lightly stir. Garnish with a cinnamon stick. Na Zdrowie!
Caramel Apple Falltini
For a down-home farm-grown taste you'll love, you can't beat the Caramel Apple Falltini! This drink will put you in for a romp in a pumpkin patch and a run through a corn maze! Here's what you'll need:
2 ounces Apple Cider
2 ounces Caramel Vodka
1 ounce Butterscotch Schnapps
caramel sauce and cinnamon sugar
Pour the cider, vodka, and schnapps in a cocktail shaker over ice and shake well. Rim the martini glass with caramel sauce and dip lightly in a cinnamon sugar mixture. Then strain the drink into the glass and drink up!
Hopefully you will love these fall drinks and they will help put you in an Autumn mood! And of course, please drink responsibly. Do you have another favorite fall cocktail? Let us know on Facebook or Instagram. And be sure to follow our blog here!