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5 Cocktails Recipes Perfect for End of Summer

Although Summer may be coming to an end, we might as well celebrate all the joys Fall has to bring! (including a delicious flavour profile) 

Here are five simple cocktail recipes to sip on as you enjoy the last of beach sunsets and  beginning of cozy evenings. 

 

1. Fall Sangria 

Recipe courtesy of acouplecooks.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 apple
  • 1 pear
  • 1/2 orange
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 750 ml bottle dry red wine
  • 1 750 ml bottle sparkling cider or apple cider
  • Optional garnishes: Cinnamon stick, rosemary sprig, remaining orange slices

Instructions:

  1. Cut the the apple, pear, and orange in thin slices, then place them into a bowl and mix in the sugar and cinnamon.
  2. Transfer fruit to a large pitcher, and allow mixture to sit for 1 hour for the flavours to meld.
  3. After 1 hour, pour in the red wine. You can use it immediately, or chill for up to 3 hours.
  4. To serve, fill a glass with ice. Fill halfway with sparkling apple cider, then halfway with sangria mixture. Garnish with your choice of a cinnamon stick, rosemary or orange slices. 
  5. Once your drink is finished, enjoy the fruit as a boozy snack!

2. Apple Cider Mojito

Recipe courtesy of Delish.com

Ingredients:

  • Ice
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 c. 
  • Gold rum
  • apple cider
  • Mint, for garnish
  • Apple slices, for garnish
  • Cinnamon sticks, for garnish
Instructions:
  1. Fill 2 glasses with ice.
  2.  Add the juice of half a lemon to each glass.
  3. Divide the rum between the two glasses, then fill 3/4 of the way full with apple cider.
  4. Top each with a splash of seltzer and stir to combine.
  5. Garnish with mint, thyme, and a slice of apple.

3. Harvest Mimosa

Recipe courtesy of Delish.com

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • (32-oz) container cranberry juice
  • 1/2 gallon apple cider
  • bottle prosecco
  • apple, 1/2 diced and 1/2 sliced into half moons, for garnish
  • package whole cranberries
Instructions:
  1. Combine sugar and cinnamon on a shallow plate. Dip the rim of each glass in water, then dip into the cinnamon-brown sugar mixture, to coat the edge of each glass.
  2. Fill a champagne flute 1/4 of the way up with cranberry juice. Fill halfway up with apple cider. Top with Prosecco and a few cranberries and diced apple pieces.
  3. Garnish with slices of apple.
  4. Garnish with an apple slice.

    4. Apple Cider Mule

    Recipe courtesy of Delish.com

    Ingredients:

    • 4 oz. vodka
    • ginger beer
    • sparkling cider
    • Sliced apple, for garnish
    • Cinnamon sticks, for garnish
    Instructions:
    1. Fill two copper mugs (or your favourite glasses) with ice. Pour 2 oz vodka into each cup.
    2. Fill 2/3 full with sparkling cider.
    3. Top with ginger beer.
    4. Garnish with an apple slice and a cinnamon stick. Serve.

    5. Apple Pie Sparklers

    Recipe courtesy of Delish.com

    Ingredients:

    • 1 cup sparkling cider
    • 1 cup moscato
    • 6 oz. Vanilla Vodka
    • 1/4 cup cinnamon sugar
    • Apple slices, for garnish
    • Cinnamon sticks, for garnish
    Instructions:
    1. Wet rim of glasses with a slice of apple and dip rim into the cinnamon sugar.
    2. Pour 2 oz. vanilla vodka into each glass, then fill halfway full with moscato.
    3. Top with sparkling cider.
    4. Serve with apple slices and cinnamon stick.

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