In the fall, you'll need a drink that can warm your insides and keep out the winter cold. Here are some of our favourite autumn drinks for cognac, dark rum and whiskey lovers.
The leaves are changing colours, the air is getting crisper. It's time to get cosy with a good book and enjoy some of these autumn drinks for our darker alcohol lovers.
Grab your glasses and drinking!
1. French Connection Cocktail
This slow-sipper contains a great combination of Cognac and amaretto, making it probably the easiest drink on the planet. Serve over ice for a classy cocktail. The amaretto gives it an almond flavour that complements the Cognac's richness. In our office, this is a favourite! Here's how to put it together.Ingredients
1 ½ ounces (3 tablespoons) Cognac
1 ½ ounces (3 tablespoons) amaretto liqueur
Ice, to serve
Pour the Cognac and amaretto over the ice. Stir gently to combine.
2. Old Fashioned
We are great fan of the classic Old Fashioned, which consists of just whiskey (ideally rye), sugar, bitters, and a citrus peel. This drink should be straightforward, powerful, and whiskey-forward. Good for those who want to get straight to the point.Ingredients
1 sugar cube, or 1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 ounces bourbon or rye whiskey
3 Dashes of Angostura Bitters
Orange peel, for garnish
Maraschino Cherries, for garnish
Place sugar into a glass and dash in the bitters. Muddle or stir to mix
Add the whiskey, fill the glass with ice and stir very well
Twist the orange peel and squeeze into the glass before dropping into the glass. Add Maraschino Cherries as a garnish!
3. Whiskey Sour
The father of all sours is the whiskey sour. A well-made whiskey sour is a revelation, despite its reputation for being excessively sweet. There aren't many cocktails that are as satisfying as this one. Fresh citrus juice and perfect balance are the key to a perfect whiskey sour.Ingredients
2 ounces whiskey
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 to 3/4 ounce simple syrup to taste
Maraschino cherry (or lemon peel) to garnish
In a cocktail shaker, fill it with ice, pour the whiskey, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
Strain into a glass with fresh ice
Garnish with cherries or and a lemon peel
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4. Hot buttered rum
This rum cocktail is an American take on the classic hot toddy, and it's a pleasantly warming drink that's excellent for chilly autumn and winter evenings. For a rich, opulent finish, the delicate spices of the rum and cinnamon are complemented with sweet maple syrup, apple juice, and cider, as well as melted butter.
40g unsalted butter, softened
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tsp ground cinnamon
300ml golden rum
300ml cloudy apple juice
600ml (1pt) apple cider
6 cinnamon sticks, to garnish
freshly grated nutmeg, to garnish
InstructionsMelt the butter, maple syrup, and cinnamon in a large saucepan over low heat.
Increase the heat to medium-low, then add the rum and cook for 1 minute. Heat for another 2-3 minutes, or until the apple juice and apple cider are warmed thoroughly.
Add a cinnamon stick in each of the six heatproof mugs. Top with the hot beverage and serve right away, sprinkled with grated nutmeg.
5. Autumn Spiced Rum Punch
Crisp apples, orange juice and orange slices, apple cider, pear chunks, cinnamon sticks, spiced rum, and more are used in this Autumn cocktail recipe. In a nutshell, it's sugar in a glass.Ingredients
1-2 oranges, sliced
1 pear, chopped
2 cups Captain Morgan's Spiced rum
2 cups Apple Cider
1 cup orange juice
1 cup cranberry juice
2-3 cinnamon sticks
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher or punch bowl. Stir ingredients until well combined
Refrigerate for 1-2 hours before serving
Once ready to serve, pour punch in glasses filled with ice
Garnish with cinnamon sticks
And those are our recommendations for Autumn Drinks to surely warm you up!
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