Thankful For Cocktails

‘Tis the season to be thankful. Can we just take a moment to thank all of you for your spirited support of us over the years? We enjoy bringing you fun, flavorful cocktail ideas and places to enjoy a great happy hour. The year ahead promises to be wonderful, full of cocktail trends, flavors and savory recipes.

As a way to say, “thanks,” we want to give you ideas for fall cocktails with a variety of ingredients – everything from great bourbon and whiskey to vodka. We also will share recipes of the best fall cocktails.

Here are some flavors to consider using in fall cocktails:

  • Apple
  • Apple Cider
  • Pomegranate
  • Fig
  • Cranberry
  • Chai
  • Pumpkin

Festive Fall Cocktail Garnishes:

  • Cinnamon stick
  • Star anise
  • Dried orange slices
  • Fresh cranberries
  • Apple slices

Some of our favorite recipes are easy for you to make if you’re entertaining this holiday season.

Seasonal Mulled Wine: 

It’s similar to mulled apple cider, and is great to enjoy during the holidays. While many mulled wine recipes call for added sugar or honey, consider just a hint of natural sweetness with the apple cider.  It will warm you up and make your house smell amazing.

  • red wine
  • 1 orange, sliced into rounds
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 3 cinnamon sticks, plus more for garnish
  • 3 star anise
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 1/2 c. brandy

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine ingredients. Bring to a simmer not a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer gently over low heat for 10 minutes. 

Serve warm and garnish with more citrus slices and cinnamon sticks

Holiday Sangria:

  • bottle of Pinot Grigio
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh apple cider
  • 1 cup club soda
  • 1/2 cup ginger brandy
  • 3 honey crisp apples, chopped
  • 3 pears, chopped

Combine all ingredients together and stir, stir, stir. Refrigerate for at least an hour.  Remember, brandy can also be used, you can  use ginger brandy to give it more autumn flavor.

These are just a couple of fun cocktails for the holidays.  If you have one you would like us to try, let us know so we can share it with cocktail lovers everywhere. 

Happy Holidays, y’all.

Digital Sponsors

Become a sponsor ...

Sign up for our FREE

New Orleans Magazine email newsletter

Get the the best in New Orleans dining, shopping, events and more delivered to your inbox.