Now that summer is over we’ll be spending a lot more time indoors. Cocktails tend to be seen as quite a summery drink you can enjoy by the beach, but you can easily spice things up and create your very own delicious Autumn-themed cocktail to enjoy while snuggling up under a blanket in front of the fire. If you’re looking for some indoor activities to do with your friends as it starts to get nippy, why not invite them round for a casino night and impress them with your cocktail skills. You can find the best casino games at CasinoPro online if you’re stuck for ideas.
Toffee Apple Sweetness
For some odd reason, apple bobbing seems to be a popular activity on Halloween night, but we’ve got other ideas for our apples! You can make a tasty toffee syrup at home by mixing caster sugar, unsalted butter and water and gently heating it. This lovely syrup added to a little brandy and cider makes a delightful cocktail on a rainy evening in October.
Punch is the perfect solution if you know you’re looking for a boozy night out. Now, you’ve got all the reigns when creating your punch concoction but if you’re looking for a little inspiration, mix together some delicious spiced rum, fresh lemon juice, ginger beer and a fruit nectar of your choice – we recommend apple or pear to fall into the Autumn vibes.
Pumpkin Pie Warmth
Now, you wouldn’t think pumpkin would go very well with drinks, but it seems that was quickly debunked when Starbucks created its famous Pumpkin Spice Latte which became a cult status. It seems that pumpkin flavour makes a very good cocktail too! While sangria just screams summer, that doesn’t mean you can’t give it a little autumn mix. If you’re looking for a cocktail that’s a little more refreshing, stir some white wine and cider together and add a bunch of chopped pears and apples into the bowl. Pour a little pumpkin pie sauce, alongside some sugar and autumn spices, and then you’re good to go!
Apple Cider Treats
As soon as the sun bids us farewell for the year, it’s time to put away the refreshing lager and drink something a bit more warming. You can mix apple cider with almost any alcoholic spirit to create the perfect mix of sweetness and bitterness. You can keep it simple by making a mimosa. Just mix champagne or prosecco with a touch of apple cider or you can go all out and garnish your apple cider with a dazzle of your finest whiskey and the cinnamon sticks you left in the back of your cupboard.
Spiced Gin and Tonic
Gin is just one of those drinks you can enjoy all year round because it’s so versatile. As you can imagine, there are many wonderful varieties of gin you can purchase – spiced gin becomes particularly popular during the Autumn months. But, why stop there? For a bit of creativity, add a twist of ginger and sliced orange to give your favourite alcoholic drink more oomph.
Dirty Hot Chocolate
Hot chocolate is definitely not just a kids’ drink. Take a look at this recipe! We all know the secret ingredient to the best hot chocolate is adding a little bit of cinnamon, but why not add some alcohol to warm you up even more? You’ve probably had a taste of this luscious drink while strolling across the Christmas markets, but you can easily make an alcoholic hot chocolate for yourself at home. Add a dash of Baileys or whiskey to your hot choc and you’ll be sleeping like a baby.