Whether you are planning a Thanksgiving weekend wedding or just want that perfect signature drink to help you get through the holidays, we here have you covered! We love the spicy notes and options that come with fall signature drinks, and urge you to try these for your fall or Thanksgiving wedding!
Cranberry Gin Gimlet via Food Fanatic
2 ounces of good quality Gin
1 ounce unsweetened cranberry juice
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
whole cranberries for garnish
-Fill cocktail shaker with ice, gin, cranberry juice, lime juice, and simple syrup
-Shake until ice cold and strain into chilled martini glass.
-Garnish with fresh cranberries
Note- If you use sweetened cranberry juice, do not add simple syrup.
Booze Maple Orchard Cocktail via Fitchen
1.5 ounces of Bourbon
2 ounces of apple puree (they recommend gala apples)
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce maple syrup
pinch of cinnamon
-Core, peel, and quarter the apples. Add to blender and puree
-In the blender of puree, add the bourbon, lemon juice, and maple syrup, and cinnamon and pulse combine.
-Pour over ice into a glass and garnish with apple slice or sprinkle of cinnamon
Candied Kumquat Bubbles Cocktail via The True Spoon
1 bottle of sparkling dry white wine
1 little basket of kumquats
6-10 sprigs of fresh rosemary
1 cup of sugar
-cut kumquats into thin rounds, placing all rounds and excess juice in small bowl to side
-pour 1/2 cup of sugar on cut kumquats. Cover the bowl with aluminum foil and place in refrigerator for a few hours.
-Pour remaining sugar into a small plate, wet rim of champagne glasses and dip into the sugar. Set sugar rimmed glasses aside
-Place 4-6 sugared kumquats and their juice in bottom of rimmed glasses
-Top off each glass with generous amount of sparkling white wine
-Add washed rosemary spring into each glass, then enjoy.
Sparkling Pomegranate Punch Cocktail via Food & Wine
2 Oranges, thinly cut crosswise
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
3/4 cup late harvest white wine (Riesling, chilled)
2 750ML bottles of chilled sparkling white wine
3 tbsp. sugar
1 cup of diced pineapple
1 cup pomegranate juice
-In punch bowl dissolve sugar into pomegranate juice, stirring vigorously.
-Add bottles of sparkling wine and white wine to sugar mix
-Add orange slices and diced pineapple and pomegranate seeds
-Serve over ice and enjoy
Figa Fall Cocktail via Food & Wine
12 ounces of Fig Vodka
6 ounces of chilled brewed Earl Grey Tea
9 ounces of fresh Tangerine Juice
6 Fresh Fig wedges
-In pitcher combine Fig Vodka, Earl Grey Tea, and Tangerine Juice.
-Place in refrigerator and chill at least one hour
-Stir well then strain into ice filled highball glasses
-Garnish with fresh fig wedges