I've paired pumpkin with a natural fall partner: apple cider vinegar. The flavors are pumpkiny with a hint of cinnamon and ginger to very gently remind you of pie season, without hitting you over the head with the Pumpkin Pie Spice flavors that are so common at this time of year.
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Incorporating the classic flavors of cranberry sauce--tart cranberries, the warm spice of orange zest, and a kick of ginger--this drink re-imagines the timeless flavors of the season.
The caramely depth and toned-down tartness of seared lemon is a total game-changer in this make-ahead gin cocktail that's great for crowds.
A velvety roasted pear puree is the key to this batched bourbon drink that says fall without screaming it.
Looking for another way to use up that gallon of fresh apple cider you bought at the pick-your-own orchard or your local farmers market? Try this refreshing, low alcohol cocktail.
Old Fashioned cocktails, made with bourbon or rye, are easy to making a big batch in advance of a party. They're perfect for fall or winter gatherings.
Cranberry juice gets a sophisticated touch with the help of sherry in this aperitif cocktail.
A lightly-spiked take on the classic Almond Joy candy bar in milkshake form. Toasted coconut flakes and rich coconut cream add tropical flavor, while amaretto liqueur adds sweetness and a little bit of booze.
A simple, two-ingredient cocktail made by blending strong, hoppy IPA and bright citrusy wheat beer.
Toasty, malty, and a little nutty, brown ale is a natural partner for hard cider. Combined in this simple two-ingredient cocktail, they produce a mouth-coating caramel richness cut with a sharp rinse of tart cider.
Tart and fruity Flanders red ale and dark, creamy stout make a rich and satisfying two-ingredient cocktail with notes of caramel, chocolate, citrus, and berry.
Sweet, rich pumpkin ale combines with deeply smoky Rauchbier for a savory, funky two-ingredient beer cocktail that's perfect for fall.
This cocktail is an apple orchard in a glass, bursting with three layers of apple flavor from fresh sweet cider, 100-proof apple brandy, and fizzy hard cider.
A sophisticated take on a blended fruit daiquiri, made with naturally sweet ripe peaches, flavored with white pepper and green tea.
Cool cucumbers and herbal Green Chartreuse make for a savory, intriguing spin on the frozen daiquiri that's wonderfully refreshing.
The Mexican street-cart staple of juicy fruit, lime, and chili powder is transformed into a refreshing cocktail (with just a hint of spice).
This drink, chilled down with a bottle of Duvel, will knock a couple of degrees off a hot day's temperature.
Suze is a French aperitif with a delicately bitter gentian root flavor. Its mild sweetness and hints of citrus and wildflowers make it a wonderful partner for sparkling wine, especially with the addition of a little elderflower liqueur.
This bottled cocktail was inspired by the flavor of ballpark peanuts. The touch of salt works as a great balance to the sweet and savory roasted nuts, which are quickly infused in rye whiskey.
A potent mix of applejack, grenadine, and lemon juice flavored with a dash of Peychaud's bitters.