“Intoxicating” Fall Drinks

Tis the season to drink plenty! Fall is here and so are all of its trends. However, the trend of all trends is the beverage trend- no I’m not talking about pumpkin spice lattes, sorry. I am taking about the 21 and up drinks- COCKTAILS!

Seasonal cocktails are a must to keep in your repertoire- especially when having guest. Not only are these drinks delectable, they are low in calories. There are 140 calories in a single can of Coke (12 Oz.) with 39g of sugars total, while most seasonal cocktails range from 90 to 130 calories.

The following are five must-try seasonal cocktails pertaining to the fall:

 

CHAI TODDY

hot-toddy

One part chai tea concentrate
One part whole milk
1 star anise
1 oz. cognac/brandy
1 oz. DeKuyper Buttershots liqueur or butterscotch schnapps
1/2 graham cracker, crushed and powdered

Pumpkin Pie Martini

pumpkin-martini

1/2 oz. Stoli Vanilla (optional to give it kick)
1 oz. Pumpkin Spice liqueur (such as Hiram Walker)
1/2 oz. Kahlua
1/2 oz. Butterscotch Schnapps
1/2 oz. half-and-half
Crushed graham crackers
Cinnamon stick (garnish)

Cranberry Kir Royale

cranbery

2 cups frozen cranberries, plus 1/2 cup for garnish
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 bottle Champagne
 

For you beer lovers:

Star Anise and Cinnamon Beer

beer

 

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

4 star anise pods

4 cinnamon sticks

3 (12-ounce) bottles lager beer, chilled (recommended: Heineken)

 

Get the party started with Holiday Party Punch

punch

4 cups cranberry juice
1 bottle sparkling cider
1 liter ginger ale
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, about 2 lemons
12 ounces vodka, optional
1 orange, sliced

All of the recipes were taken from –and can be found on- foodnetwork.com

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