Happy Fall Y'all! We love the Fall bucket lists that you see all over Pinterest this time of year, so much so that we put our own spin on the popular bucket list trend. In addition to the many Fall fun activities you can seek out this season, add a little Fall fun to your “Thirsty Thursdays” with this Fall Cocktail Bucket list idea!
Here are a few cocktail suggestions to help you get started creating your own bucket list!
2 ounces Apple Cider 2 ounces Caramel Vodka 1 ounce Butterscotch Schnapps Sliced fresh apple caramel, and / or cinnamon sugar for garnish
Rim your martini glass with caramel or cinnamon sugar. To get the cinnamon sugar to stick to the glass, dip the rim in a little apple cider, then the cinnamon sugar. Combine the apple cider, caramel vodka, and butterscotch schnapps in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Pour mixture into the rimmed martini glass and garnish with a slice of fresh apple.
1 1/2 oz Smirnoff Whipped Cream Vodka 3 oz Sour Mix 2 oz Pineapple Juice 1/2 oz Grenadine Whipped cream for topping
Combine Smirnoff Whipped Cream Vodka, Sour Mix and Pineapple Juice in a shaker with ice, shake away Pour mix into a martini glass Slowly pour Grenadine into mix so it settles at the bottom Top with whip cream
1.5 ounces gin .75 ounces fresh squeezed lemon juice .75 ounce apple juice or cider Ginger Beer, chilled
Apple slices Nutmeg
Put glass into freezer to chill. Combine gin, lemon juice and apple cider in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and pour into ice filled, chilled glass. Top with ginger beer, stir and garnish with an apple slice and fresh grated nutmeg.
5 oz. vanilla vodka 5 oz. Kahlua 5 oz. half-and-half or whole milk 2 tbsp. pumpkin spice creamer pumpkin pie spice
Fill a short cocktail glass halfway with ice. Add the vodka and Kahlua to the ice. Pour the half-and-half and pumpkin spice creamer combined over the top. Lightly sprinkle the top with pumpkin pie spice.
8 cups apple cider 1 frozen orange juice concentrate 2 cups cranberry juice 1 cup pear juice/nectar 2 cups spiced rum 1/2 bottle sparkling white wine Sliced oranges, apples, and pears Frozen cranberries Cinnamon sticks
Add all ingredients to large pitcher except sparkling wine. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Add sparkling wine to pitcher right before serving.
4 chai tea bags 1/3 cup maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ounces (1/4 cup) bourbon 1 ounce lemon juice 1 dash orange bitters 1-2 ounces (2-4 tablespoons) chai tea syrup sparkling water, for topping cinnamon and star anise, for serving (optional)
Chai Simple Syrup:
In a medium pot, bring 1 cup water to a boil. Remove from the heat, add the chai tea bags, cover and steep 10-15 minutes. Remove the tea bags and add the maple. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil 3-5 minutes, then remove from the heat. Stir in the vanilla. Let cool. Keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
In a cocktail shaker, combine the bourbon, lemon juice, orange bitters, and 2 tablespoons of the chai syrup. Shake to combine Strain into a glass. If desired top with sparkling water. Garnish with cinnamon and star anise.