When the weather starts to get chilly, the sky turns a serene shade of sepia, and the trees shed their leaves in technicolor, it can only mean one thing; fall is coming!
There is just something about the crisp air, the morning dew, and the distinct smell of freshly fallen leaves that makes you want to throw on a comfy sweater while you curl up on the couch with all your favorite people and all your favorite food. With the coming of fall comes the emergence of a new season, which is characterized by Thanksgiving, Halloween, spectacular leaves, and sweater weather. Fall is the season that connects our adventure-filled summer days with the enchantingly cheerful season of winter. Being the space in between, fall brings about multitudes of changes, and they are truly magical. Moreover, this is also the time wherein everything apple, cinnamon, and pumpkin come out to play.
Whether you plan on lounging by the fireplace with your favorite book, playing outside in the blanket of freshly fallen leaves, or planning simple gatherings with all your family and friends to prepare for the holiday season, food and beverages are mandatory.
Since fall is the season of cinnamon, we have compiled a list of the top cinnamon cocktail recipes that you should definitely try for yourself and all your loved ones!
1. Apple Cider Mimosas
Apple cider has grown exponentially popular over the years, and now you can even incorporate it in your refreshing fall mimosas. All you need to do is get yourself a bottle of your favorite champagne, one cup of apple cider, two teaspoons of sugar, and one hefty tablespoon of cinnamon.
Whip out a small plate to combine the cinnamon and sugar. Carefully dip the champagne flutes in water to wet the rims. Next, dip them in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Finally, pour about a quarter of apple cider into your flutes, and top it off with champagne. Et voila, you have the perfect cocktail for your fall party.
2. Chai Spiced White Russian
Put a twist on your classic White Russian by infusing it with aromatic chai tea, coffee-flavored liqueur, and cinnamon. To make this drink extra special, garnish it with an aesthetically pleasing cinnamon stick. Serving suggestion: tastes best when shared with friends!
Who doesn’t love apple pie? Who doesn’t love an exotic sangria to amplify the flavors of fall? Well, if you love both of the above, then you’ll simply adore this apple pie sangria. To render the perfect cross between a hearty dessert and a cosmopolitan beverage, you need the following:
- 1 green apple
- 1red apple,
- 1 pear½ an orange
- 1 bottle of white wine
- 1 cup of salted caramel vodka
- 3 cups apple cider
- a quarter cup of apple pie spice simple syrup
- 2 cinnamon sticks for garnish.
Cut the apples and pears into cubes, and the oranges into wedges. Next, put them into a large pitcher, and top with wine, apple cider, simple syrup, and vodka. Refrigerate for a minimum of 6 hours or overnight. Stir before serving and garnish with a fresh cinnamon stick.
Delve into this revamped version of your good old fashioned crisp whiskey, which tastes just as good as it sounds.
- 3 tablespoons of your favorite bourbon
- 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
- 2 to 4 teaspoons of maple syrup
- A pinch of ground cinnamon (optional, yet necessary!)
Fill a cocktail shaker or mason jar with about ⅔ content of ice. Next, pour in the bourbon, maple syrup, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Secure the lid and shake away!
Once shaken well, pour fresh ice into your cocktail glass and strain the cold whiskey sour into it. All there’s left to do now is to cuddle up by the fireplace and enjoy your uplifting drink.
Relish in the fresh bursts of fruity freshness of apple and the healing aroma of cinnamon in this magnificent apple cinnamon mule. With its clear vodka and healthy apple cider base, this will be the quirky addition to your fall tabletop.
- 1.5 ounces vodka
- 1.5 ounces apple cider
- ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice.
- 3 ounces ginger beer
- 1 apple slice
- 1 cinnamon stick
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, vodka, apple cider, and lime juice. Secure the lid and shake well. Strain the contents into a copper mug filled with fresh ice. Top your beverage off with ginger beer and garnish it with an apple slice and cinnamon stick. Enjoy your drinkable autumn!
Is it too chilly outside, then it’s the perfect excuse to mix up some cinnamon spiced old fashioned with muddled blood orange. When autumn comes peeking through the clouds, cinnamon and bourbon are a match made in heaven. Bring a little sunshine with this heartwarming cocktail, because fall is the perfect season for your favorite sweater and your favorite drink.
- 1 ounce of cinnamon simple syrup
- ½ ounce lemon juice
- 3 ounces bourbon
- 4 blood orange peels
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- Ice cubes
Muddle the blood orange peels at the bottom of a cocktail shaker in order to release their natural oils. Pour in the cinnamon simple syrup, lemon juice, bourbon, and 2 ice cubes. Next, shake them until chilled and pour into two rocks glasses. Finally, add a dash of orange bitters and garnish with the muddled orange peel and a cinnamon stick. The visual presentation of this cocktail fits perfectly with the colors of autumn. Enjoy taking photos before drinking!
Treat yourself and your loved ones to all the gentle and tender flavors of fall with a couple of cinnamon apple cider crushes. If autumn were a drink, it would be this one.
- ¼ cup cinnamon simple syrup
- 1 cup apple cider
- ½ cup vodka
- ⅓ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- ½ cup freshly squeezed grape juice
- Apple slices
Use the orange slice to moisten the rims of the glasses and proceed to dip them in the cinnamon sugar to coat the edges. Fill a set of glasses with ice and set them aside. Next, fill a shaker with ice, cinnamon simple syrup, vodka, apple cider, and citrus juices. Shake vigorously until chilled. Next up, pour the mixture into the glasses and garnish with the apple slices and a dainty sprinkle of ground cinnamon. Serving suggestion: Serve in a mason jar for a visually pleasing autumn effect!