Friday, October 12, 2012

Fabulous Fall Cocktails: HF4F

Here's to a Fabulous Friday!

With the cool fall temperatures we thought it would be fun and fabulous to show you are favorite autumn inspired cocktails.  Cheers to a Fabulous Weekend!

Hot Apple Toddy

Photo Credit: Shannon Graham

2 oz whiskey or apple brandy
1 tsp sugar
Lemon wedge for garnish
Cinnamon stick for garnish
2-3 whole cloves for garnish


Coat the bottom of an Irish coffee glass with honey. Add the whiskey or apple brandy. Fill with hot apple cider. Stir well.  Garnish with the lemon, cinnamon stick, and cloves.

Pumpkin Spice Martini

Photo Credit: SweetBasil

1.5 fluid oz of vanilla flavored vodka
1.5 fluid oz of Irish cream liqueur
1.5 fluid oz of pumpkin flavored liqueur
1 cup of ice cubes
1 pinch of ground cinnamon
1 pinch of ground nutmeg


Pour the vanilla flavored vodka, the Irish cream liqueur and pumpkin flavored liqueur into a cocktail shaker over ice.  Cover and shake.  Pour into martini glass and garnish with the cinnamon and nutmeg.

Caramel Apple Martini

Photo Credit & Recipe from A Beautiful Mess Blog

6 oz of sour apple schnapps
4.5 oz of butterscotch schnapps
3 oz of gin or vodka
1-2 tablespoons of caramel
A few sour apple slices
Pinches of cinnamon and sugar for garnish


Drizzle caramel sauce along the inside of the martini glass.  Combine half the ingredients with ice in a martini shaker and strain into the prepared glass.  Dip the apple slice in cinnamon and sugar. Float the apple slices on the top of the martini.

Ginger Rogers Cocktail

Photo Credit and Recipe from Cocktailia

8-12 mint leaves
1/2 oz of ginger syrup
1.5 oz of gin
1/2 oz of fresh lime juice
Ginger Ale
Lime Wedge for Garnish


Put the mint in a glass, cover with the ginger syrup and muddle lightly until mint releases aroma.  Fill the glass with ice and add the gin and lime juice.  Top with the ginger ale.  Using a bar spoon, stil the drink from the bottom up to mix.  Garnish with the lime wedge.

Autumn Punch

Photo Credit and Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens

Sweet white wine
Cranberry-apple juice
Garnish with fresh plums


Combine the white wine and cranberry-apple juice in a pitcher.  
Garnish each drink with a fresh plum.


SALUTE!  (Italian)

Santé (French)

SAUDE! (Portuguese)

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