It's here after a long, hot summer! The Autumnal Equinox has arrived and with it falling leaves, cooler temperatures and that crisp nip in the air. Come this time of year I love nothing better than to sit out on my deck on a cool desert evening and enjoy a cocktail as I watch the wildlife scurry about and the gorgeous Arizona sunsets over the tops of the late blooming Saguaros. Back East I would be wearing a jacket, firing up my deck fire pit and planning a trip to the pumpkin patch but here in the desert of the Southwest I am happy just to enjoy relief from the triple digit heat and harvest my prickly pear fruit!
No matter where I am located, it's this time of year my cocktail fancy turns to the fall flavors of
apples, pears, pumpkins, hatch chiles, pomegranates, cranberries and cinnamon to sip. So I have gathered together some of my favorite Fall Martinis and Cocktails featuring the flavors, fruits and produce of Fall for myself and to share with you.
The FALL APPLE JACK MARTINI
APPLE COBBLER MARTINI
APPLE PIE COCKTAIL, Hot & Cold
APPLE SAUCE CAKE MARTINIBLACKBERRY BLACK CURRANT G & T
BOURBON APPLE TARRAGON SMASH
CARROT CAKE MARTINI
CANDY CORN COCKTAIL
CANTALOUPE MARTINICHOCOLATE MANHATTAN
CRANBERRY A GO-GO COCKTAIL
CRANBERRY POMEGRANATE MARTINI
GINGERBREAD MAN MARTINI
INDIAN CANDY CORN COCKTAIL JALAPEÑO MEZCAL SOURMELON CUCUMBER MARTINI
PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR MARTINI
OH, PEAR MARTINI
PEAR CHAMPAGNE MARTINI
PEARS HELENE MARTINI
POMEGRANATE MARGARITASALTED CARAMEL APPLE COCKTAIL
SPICED RUM POMEGRANATE FIZZ
ORANGE POMEGRANATE MARTINI
SPARKLING POMEGRANATE MARTINI
PRICKLY PEAR CACTUS MARTINI
LOADED CACTUS SLIDERITAS
PUMPKIN PIE MARTINIPUMPKIN SPICED OLD FASHIONED
You might also want to check into making some great
HOMEMADE FALL LIQUEURS & SYRUPS:
CANDY CORN VODKA
CARAMEL APPLE VODKA
INDIAN CANDY CORN VODKA & COCKTAIL
CANDY CORN MOONSHINE & COCKTAIL
HOMEMADE POMEGRANATE SYRUP (Grenadine!)
Or check into preserving some of your late summer produce harvest in some COCKTAIL SHRUBS.
Just want a certain fall flavor?
Happy First Day of Fall!
PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY