Isn’t it beautiful when all at once summer collapses into fall? Leaves start to turn, there’s a crisp breeze in the air, and you’re longing to sit by the fire surrounded by loved ones. There’s something about fall that makes you want to share stories and be thankful. Apple cider, pumpkin, and spice flavors make your day and autumn cocktails fill the nights. Whether you fancy a classic warm fall cocktail or want to shake up something new, at JCPenney, we’ve pulled together incredibly simple fall cocktail recipes that will have you covered for the season. We have also gathered all the barware you’ll need to perfect these recipes.
Apple Cider Mimosas
A wonderful fall cocktail idea for a casual brunch.
1 cup apple cider
1 bottle champagne
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp sugar
Step 1: Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small plate or bowl.
Step 2: Dip champagne flutes in water to wet the rims and then dip in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Step 3: Pour apple cider in the champagne flutes (1/4 full.
Step 4: Top off with champagne.
Pumpkin White Russian
Treat yourself to this cocktail tonight. It’s perfect for a casual night in!
1 oz pumpkin spice Kahlua
2 oz vodka
1 oz heavy cream
1 cinnamon stick for garnish
Step 1: Pour the Kahlua, vodka, and cream into old-fashioned glasses because that’s the best fall glassware.
Step 2: Fill glasses with a couple of ice cubes and pour the mix from the shaker.
Step 3: Give it a light stir and top it with a cinnamon stick.
Hot Pumpkin Spice Cocktail
What could be better than a warm pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving? A pumpkin pie that you can sip down, of course!
2 cups pumpkin spice coconut milk
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
4 tbsp organic canned pumpkin
½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp cinnamon
1 ½ oz dark rum (optional)
1 ½ oz vanilla-flavored vodka (optional)
Cinnamon sticks and vegan whipped topping for garnish
Step 1: Bring the almond milk, Irish cream, and vodka to a boil in a large pot.
Step 2: Once simmering, turn down the heat to low and incorporate the canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Keep stirring while you do so.
Thanksgiving Sparkling Cocktail
Get martini glasses and Thanksgiving wine glasses (the other best thanksgiving glassware) out because we have a killer cocktail to create.
1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz cranberry juice
1/2 oz apple juice
Champagne (or Prosecco)
Step 1: Add vodka, apple juice, and cranberry juice to a martini glass and stir.
Step 2: Top with champagne and serve.
Cheers to a wonderful fall and Thanksgiving filled with love, food, family, and friends!
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