The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are about to begin changing colors, and Fine Wine & Good Spirits has seasonally-inspired cocktail recipes that folks are sure to fall in love with this October.
From a Caramel Apple Martini to a Harvest Fruit Sangria, these recipes are packed with classic autumnal flavors that are perfect for celebrating the new season. But the fun doesn’t stop there—FW&GS also has a wickedly delicious punch that screams Halloween and is just the thing to serve at an adults-only costume party.
Fall Cocktail Recipes
Caramel Apple Martini
Caramel sauce, for garnish
Sea salt, for garnish
Apple wedge, for garnish
Rim a chilled coupe glass with caramel sauce and sea salt; set aside.
Combine all ingredients, except for garnishes, in a mixing glass half-filled with ice.
Stir and strain into prepared glass.
Garnish with apple wedge.
Harvest Fruit Sangria (serves 8)
12 oz white grape juice
3 oz fresh lemon juice
3 oz pear juice
3 oz apple juice
12 oz sparkling water
1 c grapes, frozen
Combine first five ingredients in a large bowl.
Chill for 2 hours.
Add sparkling water and grapes.
Ladle into wineglasses.
Autumn Apple Spice
4 oz apple cider
½ oz cinnamon syrup*
¼ oz fresh lemon juice
Sugar, for garnish
Apple slices, for garnish
Star anise, for garnish
Rim a stemless wineglass with sugar and fill with ice; set aside.
Combine all ingredients, except for garnishes, in a shaker filled with ice.
Shake and strain into prepared glass.
Garnish with apple slices and star anise.
*Cinnamon Syrup: Combine 2-3 cinnamon sticks, ½ cup sugar and ½ cup water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Strain and let cool.
Halloween Cocktail Recipe
Blood Punch (October’s Cocktail of the Month)
2 c lemon-lime soda
1 c pomegranate juice
½ c fresh lime juice
Lychee eyeballs, for garnish*
Fill punch bowl halfway with ice.
Combine all ingredients, except for garnish, in punch bowl; stir.
Ladle into rocks glasses.
Garnish with lychee eyeballs.
*Lychee Eyeballs: 1 20-oz can of lychee fruit (rinsed if in syrup and set aside to dry), ¼ cup fresh blueberries and ½ cup red preserves. Carefully add a small amount of red preserves to the hole in the lychee fruit, then insert a blueberry. Using a toothpick, dip it in the preserves to paint veins on the eyeball. Gently skewer.x