Fall is a magical time of year. It a time to pull out our stored sweaters, light fires, and watch the leaves change. The fall is season packed with beauty, new endeavors, and fun holidays. So why not toast to fall with a great fireside cocktail? Summer is all about refreshment but fall calls for warmer drinks and comforting flavours like apple, cider, pumpkin, and cinnamon. To help warm your belly this fall, the team at Bentall Kennedy Residential Services brings you this list of autumn inspired cocktails. We know you'll love them!
Maple Bourbon Old Fashioned
Who doesn't love Maple Syrup? A Canadian gift to the world, it makes for a fantastic fall cocktail with only a few ingredients. To make this Maple Bourbon Old Fashioned start by combining 2 tsp of maple syrup, 1 tsp water and 1 dash of your favourite bitters (optional) in a glass, stirring well. Add a few blocks of ice and a thinly sliced orange peel, then pour 2 oz of bourbon on top. If you're feeling fancy, garnish with a cherry on top. Serve and enjoy.
Harvest Rye and Ginger
To prepare this autumn edition of the classic rye and ginger cocktail, start by cutting 2-3 large slices of ginger root and combine in a glass with 6 oz of ginger ale, and the juice from a lime wedge (to taste). Add in 3-4 ice cubes, and 1-2 oz of Crown Royale's Harvest Rye. Stir lightly and serve with another lime wedge and/or lime zest.
Kentucky Mulled Cider
Apple cider can be enjoyed in so many ways, and is especially delicious in seasonal drinks. A definer of fall, it helps us celebrate the season. If you love it, try this bourbon based Kentucky Mulled Cider. Start by adding 1-2 oz of bourbon to a mug or tall glass. Preheat 1-2 cups of apple cider and add it to the mug with a dash of allspice. Garnish with a tall cinnamon stick and lemon slice, stir, and serve.
Kahlua Pumpkin Spice
If you love Kahlua, you have to try the brand's seasonal twist on their creamy popular liqueur. Kahlua Pumpkin Spice will rock your world, and this special cocktail combines it with comforting and delicious hot chocolate. Start by making hot chocolate (from scratch or from a packet or can), heat to warm and set aside. Add 2-3 oz of Kahlua Pumpkin Spice to a beer mug, along with a dash of cinnamon, pinch of salt, 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice, and if desired, 1 tsp of pumpkin puree. Stir lightly until blended, then slowly add the warm hot chocolate. Stir again, and top with whipped cream and cinnamon to taste. Serve and enjoy (a lot). Get the recipe here.
Make fall even more fabulous with these autumn inspired cocktails. The Bentall Kennedy Residential Services blog team hopes that you give these delicious drinks a try. For more information about Bentall Kennedy properties in your city, please visit our website.