With the end of summer, the cool autumn winds begin to blow and the leaves fall from trees. The fall arrival is a great time to enjoy some special mixed drinks. Below, we assembled some of the best autumn drinks. Click on the links to see how these great tasting drinks are made.Mixed Drinks For Autumn:Apple Pie MartiniThis martini combines sweet vanilla with apple cider and cinnamon for an overwhelming inner warming effect that reminds you of homemade apple pie.Huntress CocktailGreat tasting, this drink is made with bourbon whiskey, cherry liqueur, cream and a dash of triple sec. Dusk Of Eden MartiniThis cocktail combines the flavors of fresh pomegranate and apple juice (fresh is best of course) to create one great, unique drink.Hot Peppermint PattyThere is nothing better than spiked hot chocolate. Both peppermint schnapps and crème de menthe add that minty snap to this intensely chocolate warm drink.Tezón Caramel Apple PieWith tequila, butterschotch schnapps, apple cider and lemon juice, this martini is a great tasting fall drink.Herradura CalabatiniThe Calabatini is an excellent tequila-based Pumpkin Martini. The name is derived from the Spanish word for pumpkin and makes an excellent autumnal dessert drink.Autumn DelightThis drink is easy and quick to make. Just mix whiskey, apple cider and some fresh cinnamon. Basil North CocktailThe Basil North is an excellent, fresh, herbal cocktail. You can think of the taste as a kind of basil-infused cross between an Apple Martini and a Lemon Drop.Apple Crisp MartiniMade with apple cider, spiced rum and cinnamon simple syrup is a drink that will impress your friends.
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Apple Pie MartiniIngredients: 1 1/2 parts vanilla liqueur 1 part Belvedere Vodka 2 parts apple cider 1 tsp cinnamon Squeeze of lime juiceInstructions:Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well.Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Dusk Of Eden MartiniIngredients: 1-1/2 parts "really good" vodka 1 large slice of pomegranate skin before the seeds 1 part apple juice Dash of simple syrup (water and sugar heated to boiling and cooled)Garnish: Pomegranate seeds Instructions:Muddle together the pomegranate and syrup in a mixing glass or martini shaker. Add the vodka and apple juice and fill with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass.
Apple Crisp MartiniIngredients (4 servings): 4 oz. apple cider 1 oz. spiced rum (such as Captain Morgan) 1/2 oz. cinnamon simple syrupGarnish: Cinnamon stickInstructions:Mix in a rocks glass with ice, or shake with ice and strain into a martini glass. To make for a crowd, replace the ounces with cups (i.e. 4 cups apple cider, 1 cup spiced rum, 1/2 cup simple cinnamon syrup), mix in a pitcher and chill.
Huntress CocktailIngredients: 1 oz bourbon whiskey 1 oz cherry liqueur 1 oz cream or milk Dash of triple secInstructions:Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well.Strain into a chilled old-fashioned glass.
Basil North CocktailIngredients: 1 oz. apple juice 2 oz. Cape North Vodka 2 basil leaves Juice of 1/2 a lemon Dash of sugarInstructions:Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well.Fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Hot Peppermint PattyIngredients: 1 oz peppermint schnapps 1/2 oz dark crème de cacao 1 tsp crème de menthe Hot chocolate Whipped creamGarnish: Shaved chocolate or chocolate sprinkles Instructions: Pour the liqueurs into an Irish coffee glass. Fill with hot chocolate. Top with whipped cream.
Tezón Caramel Apple PieIngredients: Cinnamon graham cracker, crushed for the rim of glass Caramel ice cream topping, for rim of large martini glass 1/4 cup iced vanilla vodka 2 tablespoons dekuyper butterscotch schnapps 2 tablespoons apple Schnapps (can use Puckers sour apple) 1 dash cream sodaGarnish: Apple sliceInstructions:Drizzle caramel topping down the inside rim of glass and chill.In a shaker full of ice add vodka,apple Schnapps and Buttershots shake till your hands become very very cold.Dip rim into crushed cookies.Pour into martini glass and add a splash of cream soda.
Herradura CalabatiniIngredients: 1 1/2 oz Herradura Reposado Tequila 1/2 oz Monin Pumpkin Spice Syrup 3 oz half-and-halfGarnish: CinnamonInstructions:Add ice to cocktail shaker and the ingredients in the order listed above.Shake well and strain into a martini glass.
Autumn DelightIngredients: 2 oz whiskey 6 oz apple cider Fresh cinnamonGarnish: Cinnamon stick and apple slices Instructions:Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into an ice filled old-fashioned glass. Dust with fresh cinnamon.