Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Peace Out, Pumpkin - Not So Basic Fall Cocktails

Move over Pumpkin Spice, it’s time to celebrate fall in all its glory with some cocktails that feature more than just the season’s most popular (and played out) flavor. 
With ingredients like apple cider, sweet potatoes, and maple syrup, the cocktail recipes below from Sauza Tequila901 TequilaHornitos TequilaSkinnygirl CocktailsPinnacle Vodka and Hard Rock Cafe are perfect for celebrating the new season with a twist. 

Sauza® Minted Mule 
·        1 part Sauza® Signature Blue Silver Tequila
·        1/2 part lime juice
·        3 parts ginger beer
·        mint leaves
Preparation: Add all ingredients to a copper cup and stir. Add ice to the cup and stir again. Garnish with mint leaves.

901® New Fashioned
·        2 parts 901® Tequila
·        2 dashes Angostura® bitters
·        1 part maple syrup
·        Blueberries for garnish
Preparation: Stir all ingredients over ice in rocks glasses. Garnish with skewered blueberries.

Hornitos® LA MAN-ZANA 
·        1 part Hornitos® Spiced Honey
·        1 part apple cider
·        ½ part lemon juice
·        4 parts Mexican lager

Preparation: Combine all ingredients except Mexican lager in a shaker, shake vigorously, strain over fresh ice and add Mexican lager.

Skinnygirl® Sweet Potato Pie Cocktail
·        1 ½ parts Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka
·        1 part sweet potato puree 
·        ½ part DeKuyper® Buttershots® Butterscotch Schnapps 
·        ½ tsp cinnamon
·        Splash of ginger ale 
·        Orange slice for garnish

Preparation: Mix ingredients in a shaker and pour into a chilled glass over ice. Garnish with an orange slice.

Pinnacle® Whipped® Hot Cider 
  • 1 part Pinnacle® Whipped Vodka
  • 4 parts apple cider, hot
  • Cinnamon for garnish 
  • Whipped cream for garnish 

Preparation: First, pour vodka into a heat-proof mug then, fill the rest of the mug with hot apple cider. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon for garnish (optional). 

Hard Rock Cafe’s Rush on the Rocks 
·        2½ oz  apple juice
·        1½ oz  Crown Royal Maple Whisky 
·        1½ oz  sweet and sour mix
·        ¾ oz Monin Spiced Brown Sugar
·        Speared lemon wedge 
·        Cajun seasoning for rim

Preparation: Coat mason jar rim with Cajun seasoning. Mix apple juice, Crown Royal Maple Whisky, sweet and sour mix and Monin Spiced Brown Sugar in a shaker.  Pour over ice and garnish with speared lemon wedge. Enjoy!

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