Hey, you! (Yes, you!)
It’s getting cold up here in New England. How about a toasty autumn cocktail to warm you up?
With fall well underway, Cocktail Season is in full effect here at The Mouse House. We just spent an evening with the good folks over at The Salem Insider, whipping up ghastly and ghoulish Halloween drinks. (More on those soon.)
In the meantime, here are three of our favorite fall drinks—guaranteed to knock that seasonal chill right off.
1. Maple Fireside Nightcap
You gotta love a drink that has you measuring out shots of maple syrup. This drink is reminiscent of Macallan’s Amber—a heavenly, pecan-scented whiskey. It combines scotch, pure maple syrup, and just a hint of nutty liqueur.
2. Nutty Spiked Cider for Two
The Angry Chef first whipped one of these up when I had a cold and started whining about wanting an “apple cider hot toddy.” The rest is history. It’s become one of my favorite fall cocktails. For this one, warm cider is infused with a hint of autumn spices—and a little frangelico and amaretto.
3. Chocolate & Vanilla Guinness Floats with Creme Chantilly
Even though this one is a wee bit frosty, it’ll warm you through and through. Guinness Floats are one part cocktail and one part dessert. If you haven’t ever had one of these, don’t be put off by the ice cream. This drink is a velvety, grown-up take on the classic root beer float—and an old Boston stand by. We like to make them for friends on movie nights and serve them with a plate of warm, chewy brownies.
Boston & North Shore Peeps: Come to Salem Harvest Fest on Saturday, October 24!
Oh, and speaking of cocktails, we’re definitely going to stop by the Salem Harvest Fest this weekend. It’s put on by Pamplemousse, one of our favorite local kitchen stores, and features a selection of wine, beer, mead, and food—plus live music. Definitely head over if you’re in the area.
What’s your favorite fall cocktail?
How about you? What’s your favorite thing to drink when the temperature starts to drop? Leave a comment and let us know.