19 Sep An Ode to Fall Beverages
We love Fall! Especially the foods and drinks that come along with it. Apple picking, soups, teas, apple cider, what’s more to love? Take a look at our ode to Fall beverages below, one for kids, and two for the adults.
Almond Pumpkin Nog (kid-friendly)
Get warm and spicy with this vegan favorite. Almond pumpkin nog is the perfect drink to transition your taste buds into the fall season. This is a kid and adult favorite to sip after a long day of trick-or-treating or apple picking.
- 6 oz. almond milk
- ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp. coconut cream
- 1 tbsp. honey
- ¼ tsp. nutmeg
- ¼ tsp. spice
Add the coconut cream, honey, nutmeg, and spice to the bottom of a mug. Froth 6 ounces of almond or soy milk with the vanilla. If you love foam, be sure to use soy milk. Soy milk froths better than almond milk. Next, pour the heated milk into the mug, melting the coconut cream and honey. Stir with spoon to mix the spices evenly and top with the foam. Fall never tasted so good!
Warm your spirits with savory drinks.
Serve spirits with earthy herbs such as rosemary vodka. This drink looks so pretty with a sprig of rosemary. It’s the perfect sensual drink to serve as guests enter your party on an October evening. Now you have a reason to celebrate the foliage!
- 2 oz. vodka
- 1 oz. squeezed lemon juice
- 1 oz. simple syrup
- Fresh rosemary sprig cut to fit martini glass
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake, shake, shake. Pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with lemon twist.
DIY Mint Mojito—Summer Is Never Over
The mojito is my favorite drink by far. However, bars never fail to run out of mint. So I got creative and decided to make one on my own. The secret is using freeze-dried mint. I wish bars would use these stealth herbs too. Freeze-dried mint should be in every bartender’s arsenal!
- 2 tsp. freeze-dried mint (We use Lighthouse Brand)
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 1 oz. fresh lime juice (from 4 lime wedges)
- 2 oz. rum
- Club soda to fill
Put the mint, lime wedges, and sugar in the cup. Muddle them all together to a paste-like texture. Then add ice, rum, and club soda. Pour into a tumbler, give a few good shakes, and pour into a glass. Now you can have the taste of summer year round!