Last month, we shared an apple cider Manhattan recipe inspired by The City We Became by NK Jemisin, and it’s become one of our go-to recipes.
I also linked to the source of our Alcoholic Wonder Cherry recipe. I know many of you were thinking of trying the homemade Luxardo cherries we made (we’ve since made a batch with frozen store-brand cherries and they are delicious) – have you tried them out? I’m thinking of making some as gifts for neighbors for the holidays.
This month, I wanted to invite you to share your favorite cocktail – alcoholic or non-alcoholic – recipe for fall! What are you drinking as the nights turn dark and cool?
My go-to cocktail is a mixed up variation of (I think) a Light & Stormy:
- 1.5-2oz gin (depends on what kind of day it’s been)
- 1/2 of a 12.5 (375mL) container of ginger beer (I like Bundaberg, but I love spicy ginger beer if I can find it)
- juice of 1/2 a lime
- a splash of apple cider (maybe 1-2 oz total)
- 1 Alcoholic Wonder Cherry and a bit of the liquid they live in (maybe 1/2 tsp)
Stir and drink with as silly a straw as possible. Extra silly straws optional but recommended.
Amanda: What about boozy fall treats? We put Fireball in our hot crans and spoon that over pound cake or ice cream.
Sarah: Oh yeahhhh – can you share a quick recap of Hot Crans: The Recipe?
Amanda: Cranberries and sugar in a saucepan! You want to break the crans down and then add as little or as much booze.
Catherine Heloise: I don’t really drink, but here’s a boozy dessert. Soak a handful of raisins in rum for an hour or so. Slice a couple of bananas fairly thickly. Melt some butter and brown sugar in a pan, add the bananas and cook until they are getting a bit caramelised. Add the raisins and rum to the pan, set on fire! Serve with ice cream.
Quantities are vague because my husband doesn’t eat bananas so I haven’t made this in ages. But also because it’s a fairly forgiving recipe.
What about you? What are your favorite libations for autumn? Please share links or recipes! Or, if you’re in the southern hemisphere, where the days are getting longer and the pollen count is getting higher, please tell what are you sipping lately?