3 Fall Cocktails to Spice Up Season

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3 fall cocktails Easy Ice

Autumn brings a cornucopia of different fruits and vegetables (we’re looking at you Rhubarb) that make for amazing fall cocktails, but one fall fruit rules them all – the Apple. Apple cocktails are a great way to celebrate Fall, they’re abundant, have a range of flavors, and just taste like the holidays.

Below we’ve shared some of our favorite apple cocktails for the Fall. We’ve also matched each of these fall cocktails to the best type of ice cube that will elevate the look, enhance the flavor, and wow your customers as well!

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Apple Old Fashioned

Apple Old Fashioned Easy Ice

Things are about to get real classy with this festively fancy twist on a classic. This recipe is the same as a regular old fashioned, but made with apple whiskey.

Serve this drink at your next Thanksgiving get together or enjoy as a winddown to a busy work week.

Since these fall cocktails are meant to be savored, a large, slow-melting ice cube works best. Both Hoshizaki and Manitowoc make great square ice cube shapes designed for high-quality cocktails and spirits. They keep drinks cool without watering them down.

Ingredients:

  • Makes 1 drink
    • 2 oz apple whiskey
    • 1 sugar cube
    • ½ a teaspoon of water
    • 5-10 dashed of orange bitters
    • Orange zest
    • 2 maraschino cherries

Directions:

  1. In a lowball glass, place a sugar cube at the bottom and saturate it with bitters. Take a strip of orange zest and line the glass before placing it with the sugar and bitters. Muddle together.
  2. Add the whiskey and stir to combine.
  3. Add ice and garnish with cherries

Recipe courtesy of Fox and Briar at https://www.foxandbriar.com/apple-old-fashioned/.

Candy Apple on the Rocks

Candy Apple Cocktail Easy Ice

This sweet candy concoction is just what you need to celebrate the season in style! This drink combines apple schnapps and cranberry juice, two holiday flavors that scream Fall. You’ll be surprised how much this drink tastes just like candy apples!

Since this drink is sweet and crisp, chewable cubelet ice makes for a great pairing. Cubelet ice retains the flavor of sugary drinks and makes for a cool candy treat.

Ingredients:

  • Makes 1 drink
    • ½ cup of ice
    • 1 ½ oz of peach schnapps
    • 1 ½ oz of apple schnapps
    • 2 oz of cranberry juice

Directions:

  1. Fill a glass with ice
  2. Pour in the peach and apple schnapps below
  3. Top the drink with cranberry juice and enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of user blueslilblondee at https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/155872/candy-apple-on-the-rocks/.

The Fall Dark ‘n’ Stormy

Fall Dark and Stormy Easy Ice

The Dark and Stormy is normally a summer cocktail, but rules are meant to be broken. This recipe adds a few fall favorites to turn this into a stellar apple cider cocktail.

This is a great apple cider cocktail to enjoy at an early fall barbeque before it gets too cold to spend the day outside.

This drink is best served on the rocks, and you’ll want a solid and slow-melting cube to keep things cool. We suggest crescent ice, because it’s clear, hard, and stays solid.

Ingredients:

  • Makes 1 drink
    • 2 oz apple cider
    • 2 oz bourbon
    • 2 oz Ginger Beer (not Ginger ale which can be a bit too sweet)
    • ½ oz lemon juice
    • 1 cup ice
    • Thinly cut apple
    • Cinnamon stick

Directions:

  1. Fill a glass with ice
  2. Fill a shaker with ice and add cider, bourbon, and lemon juice. Shake thoroughly.
  3. Strain into glass and top with ginger beer. Garnish with an apple slice and cinnamon stick.

Recipe courtesy of The Beach House Kitchen at https://thebeachhousekitchen.com/2017/11/16/the-fall-dark-n-stormy/.

Ice Makes the Drink

When it comes to cocktails, ice is a very overlooked ingredient. Clear, slow-melting ice protects the flavor of drinks while enhancing them by keeping them cold.

If you’re looking to make the ultimate cocktail, take some time to consider the best ice cube that goes with your drink. We’ve written about the best types of ice cubes to use for bars and restaurants, but these ice types are perfectly suited for making drinks at home as well!

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