The fall season is upon us and I am extremely excited to be spending time with family and friends. My girlfriends gather to try out new fall drink recipes and talk around the table about everything from books to bags.
Sometimes we dive in deep with stories about loves lost and funny experience. You really never know where the conversation might go.
It is the best thing in the world to have a group of friends that you can count on to give you advice and just let you talk.
What’s really fun is to serve every single one of these fall drink recipes and then all vote on which ones are our favorites.
It’s so entertaining to laugh about which of my friends like the sweeter drinks and which ones like them stronger.
How to Create Your Own Fall Drinks
Get creative! If you want to try your hand at mixing a new fall drink, here are a few tips.
Use fall colors – create a colorful cocktail with reds, oranges, and yellows.
Don’t forget the garnish – a colorful swirl of orange peel makes a drink look extra festive
Keep it as strong as you like – if you are making drinks for other people, keep it less strong. You can always add more, you can’t take it away.
Here are the recipes that I came up with so far. I shared them with my friends this week at a small gathering at my house.
Strawberry Cucumber Lemonade
This drink tastes like summer but the colors remind me of fall.
6 Parts/Oz Strawberry Strawberry Great American
6 Parts/Oz Lemonade Great American
1 Cup Strawberries, quartered
2 Cups Cucumber, sliced
Quarter the strawberries and slice the cucumbers.
Place the strawberries and cucumbers into a large pitcher.
Pour 6 oz Strawberry Great America and 6 oz Lemonade Great America over the fruit and cucumbers.
Leave in the fridge for an hour before serving.
Apple Pie Cocktail Recipe
Apple pie is the quintessential flavor of fall, and this cocktail is warm and inviting.
2 Parts Apple Pie Great America
2 Parts Sparkling Apple Cider
1 Apple, sliced as rounds to garnish
In a gatsby era champagne glass, mix 2 Parts pre-chilled Apple Pie Great America and 2 Parts pre-chilled Sparkling Apple Cider.
Slice an apple into thin rounds to float on top of the cocktail. Remove the seeds so you don’t have dots floating in your drink.
I could keep making drink recipes all week long with these awesome flavors! I am dying to experiment with the Peach and Red, White & Blue Great America Flavors.
Fall Cocktail Recipes
Here are some awesome fall cocktails recipe to get you in the festive spirit. We have everything from Apple Pie to Pumpkin Spice. You will fall in love with these Autumn flavors.
I used Pama and Ginger Bee o make pomegranate Moscow Mules and Pomegranate Ginger Martinis. As you can imagine, that day was incredibly fun. I even invited my neighbor over to try out the drinks as I hate to waste yummy cocktails.
This new martini is called the Whipped Melon Martini. I replaced the sugar with Sweet ‘N Low to keep it low cal and diabetic friendly. My guests can enjoy the sweetness we all love without the extra calories
There are so many awesome flavored vodkas out there that open up the world of creation and mixology for me. Every time I invite friends over, I make a new cocktail for the night. This S’mores Latte Martini is going to be a huge hit at my next gathering.
After a long week and too much running around, I think everyone deserves a sweet treat drink. The idea came to me when I was at the store the other day. I saw a bag of mini chocolate bars and immediately had a spark of an idea. I thought it would be awesome to incorporate a chocolate bar into a cocktail recipe
Moscow Mules have been my go to drink since I discovered it a few years ago. I don’t even really like ginger ale, but I do love the taste of ginger. That is how my friend convinced me to try it. Now matter your flavor palette, definitely try a Moscow Mule asap. You can try it at home by ordering the ginger beer online if they don’t carry it in your local grocery store or if you don’t have a decent liquor store in your town.
I made a traditional salty dog sparkling with the help of Bai Bubbles in the Gimbi Pink Grapefruit flavor. It gives the salty dog drink recipe and the extra pizazz that it needs to make it the ideal drink for a fall day.
This yummy Raw Honey Cosmopolitan Cocktail is the perfect cocktail to serve for these gatherings. I love making a cosmopolitan martini with Nature Nate’s 100% Pure, Raw & Unfiltered Honey for my friends and family guests. They have been a huge hit so far!
When you are hosting a book club party, you can make decor, foods, and even drinks based on the book you are reading. For example, a Mint Julep for the Great Gatsby or Sex and the City book would go great with Cosmopolitans. Yes, Sex and the City was a book before it was a show. 😉
My friends are anxiously awaiting the new drink recipes for upcoming holiday meetups and parties! Which one are you most excited to try?