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Fabulous Fall Cocktails!

POSTED September 24, 2019

The flavors of fall lend themselves to a bevy of seasonal cocktail recipes and we found a brand new collection for upcoming fall events and holidays – from tailgating and Halloween parties through Thanksgiving dinner. Try some of these delicious fall cocktails for your next celebration, or simply to warm yourself up on a cool fall evening!

The Best Fall Cocktails, According to Oprah

Time for apple picking (or bobbing) and cozying up on the couch for premieres of your favorite TV series with one of these fall cocktails from Oprah’s latest curated assortment. The autumnal flavors for drinks (think cinnamon-sugar margaritas and candy-corn martinis!)  will make your next big screen viewing or friendly get-together a night to remember! 

You’ll find one to suit your fancy and your palate from among from 32 choices — like a Pumpkin Pie Mimosa (might save this one for Thanksgiving!) from Cake ‘n’ Knife, to the Bourbon Maple Chai Punch made with hard cider, chai tea and plenty of apple slices. Take one of Oprah’s recommended warm ones in a thermos to your next hay ride!

Robust Seasonal Drinks

Esquire and Forbes (yes, they’re weighin in on fall cocktails!) have a totally different approach to adult beverages for fall. Esquire opts for stiff drinks that are too robust for hot summer nights, but perfect for enjoying when the temperatures drop. The 15 fall cocktails on their go-to list include the vintage Rob Roy (Scotch whisky, Italian vermouth and Angostura bitters); the Añejo New Fashioned (Casamigos añejo tequila, agave nectar, orange and Angostura bitters) and an Old Fashioned with mezcal, dark rum, Drambuie and Demerara syrup. And yes, we spelled all of those obscure liqueurs correctly.  

Forbes says it’s time to trade the sangrias and the summer spritzers for a few cocktails borrowed from famous restaurants around the country. Like the Salt & Smoke, a concoction from ilili in New York City, which is a mezcal margarita with lemon, honey, pomegranate and sumac or The Nightcap, from the STK Steakhouse in Nashville, made with cognac, port wine, lemon and cinnamon apple syrup.

ALL the Flavors of Fall

Town and Country surprised us with 45 drinks that obviously required a lot of creative imagining – especially in the naming department! From The One With the Shrub (referring to the rosemary sprig garnish) to the Autumn Fizz, garnished with thyme and apple, you’ll find 45 autumnal recipes that pull together good ole’ classics and fancier fall blends and brews.

And finally, Delish brings us 34 fall cocktail recipes that it declares are all better than the reigning icon of fall drinks, the pumpkin spice latté. From the Apple Cider Mojitos (mint, cider and rum) and the Pecan Pie Martini to Pumpkin Spice White Russians and Caramel Apple Jell-O Shots, it’s easy to imagine settling in after dinner with one of these during Sunday Night Football!

Bottoms up!

Welcoming Fall in Crystal Valley


Fall is in the air near the master-planned community of Crystal Valley where new homes from Richmond American Homes, Kauffman Homes, Century Communities and D.R. Horton are designed with contemporary needs in mind. Set in natural surroundings with easy access to nearby amenities, find the new home of your dreams here in either a ranch and two-story model, priced from the $300s. 

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