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Adding Fall Flavors to Your Drink Lineup

September 29, 2020

Welcome to autumn everybody … cooler weather, crisper air and warm flavors! Fall is a great time to start changing up your drink menu and move away from any summer favorites you featured. As the weather continues to grow colder, fewer customers are going to want a refreshing summer spritz and more are going to want something to warm them up inside. Check out a few flavorful cocktail ideas below.

Sparkling Autumn Sangria

Sangria isn’t just a summer drink — you can adapt this favorite to fit any season. Combine your sparkling wine with unfiltered apple juice to start with. Add in some fresh apples, pears and tangerines, and you have yourself an autumn favorite!

Hot Buttered Rum

This is a fall/winter classic for many people. The warm spices of the nutmeg and cinnamon, mixed with the flavor of the liquor, makes customers feel all cozy inside — like being wrapped in a thick cable-knit sweater.

Pear and Thyme Mimosa

Just because summer is over, doesn’t mean brunch is too! Reinvent your mimosa by switching out orange juice for some pear nectar, top with fragrant thyme, and you’ve got yourself a fall mimosa.

Caramel Apple Martini

One of the best parts about fall drinks is more sweet flavors! This martini is an easy mix of apple schnapps, butterscotch schnapps and Irish cream. Serve chilled, and it’s better than any espresso martini you’ve ever made.

Apple Cider Jack Cocktail

The fall classic: apple cider (hard or not) mixed with apple jack liquor. You can always add your own spin to this one — it’s hard to mess up such an easy cocktail!

Vodka Cranberry

We know this is a favorite any time of year. But as winter approaches, some customers are going to start ordering it more often. Make sure you’re stocked up on cranberry juice or you’ll be in trouble.

Harvest Margarita

Check out this favorite from Bobby Flay, the famed chef and restaurateur! Made the same way as a traditional margarita, the fall flavors come from a simple syrup spiced with allspice, clover, cinnamon, and ginger. Check out the recipe here!

Are you excited for fall to finally come? What flavors are you adding to your drink menu this season? Let us know in the comments below!






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