Cheers to Fall Holiday Drinks!
Updated: Jan 6
Fall is full of international celebrations. While you may not be able to travel to each of the destinations, it would be nice to enjoy a taste of them. That’s why we’ve compiled the best cocktail for each holiday.
Try just one or try them all throughout the fall season. Just be sure to let us know which one is your favorite. Cheers!
Oktoberfest- October (Germany)
Oktoberfest, which originated in Munich, started on October 2, 1810 in celebration of the marriage of the Crown Prince of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. While there weren’t carnival rides like there are now, there was beer. If you’re not into Germany’s favorite beverage, or are looking something new to tempt your tastebuds, we suggest giving the Rumplesnuggler a try.
1 ½ oz Bailey Irish Cream liqueur
1 oz Rumple Minze peppermint schnapps
8 oz hot chocolate
Garnish: Whipped Cream
Add hot water to an Irish Coffee mug to warm the glass, then discard the water.
Pour the Baileys, Rumple Minze and hot chocolate into the mug.
Top with whipped cream.
Halloween- October 31, 2022 (Ireland) The tradition of wearing costumes and dancing around a bonfire started by the Celts who were living in the area now known as Ireland. Normally, we would say something wicked this way comes, but today, it’s something delicious!
Pumpkin Old Fashioned Ingredients
2 dashes aromatic bitters
2 parts Irish whiskey
1 part pumpkin syrup
To make pumpkin syrup – add 300ml water, 300g demerara sugar, 100g pumpkin purée, 1 cinnamon stick, 3 cloves, 1 star anise to a saucepan on a medium heat, stirring well. Simmer for 5 minutes and remove from heat. Allow to cool, remove spices, bottle and refrigerate.
Pour whiskey, pumpkin syrup and bitters over ice.
Stir and pour into rocks glass.
Garnish with a sage leaf.
Día De Los Muertos- November 1-2, 2022 (Mexico and throughout Latin America) The Day of the Dead is the day when the spirits of our loved ones return to visit their families. Altars are erected and adorned with items such as marigolds, sugar skulls, or even tequila to entice dearly departed relatives to stop and stay awhile. We’re pretty sure that if you make these Pomegranate Margaritas, your family, both living and dead, will be pouring in to see you! (See what we did there! LOL!)
Pomegranate Margarita Ingredients
4 oz. tequila
4 oz. pomegranate juice
1 tbsp. lime juice
2 tsp. agave nectar
pinch of kosher salt plus more to salt rim if desired
Pour all ingredients with ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake very well to mix.
If salting the rims of the glasses, rub a cut lime around the outer edge of the glass, pour a little salt in the palm of your hand, and roll the edge in the salt to coat. Fill glasses with ice.
Strain mixed cocktail over the ice, and serve immediately.
Thanksgiving- November 24, 2022 (United States of America) Our last cocktail brings us back to the good ‘ole USA. In 1621 the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag sat together and shared the first Thanksgiving feast. I’m not sure if pecan pie was on the menu, but it is now a tradition in homes throughout America. This year, instead of eating a slice, we know you’ll enjoy the same flavors in a martini glass.
Pecan Pie Martini
Ingredients Pecan Pie Martini
1 Ounce Pecan Flavored Vodka
1 Ounce Irish Cream Liqueur
.5 Ounce Vanilla Flavored Vodka
2 Ounces Heavy Cream
Garnishment (Optional )
1 Teaspoon Maple Syrup
1/4 Cup Pecans
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
Instructions Garnishment (Optional )
In a food chopper or food processor, combine the pecans and brown sugar. Pulse the ingredients and put them in a bowl.
Pour the maple on to a saucer and dip the top of the martini glass in the syrup.
Gently dip the top of the martini glass into the brown sugar mixture. Give it a small twist.
Pecan Pie Martini
Add a handful of ice to a shaker.
Measure out your ingredients and pour them into the shaker.
Gently, mix the drink.
Pour the pecan pie martini into a large martini glass and enjoy.