Gearing up for Fall

Although we seem to be in the depths of the hottest part of summer, fall is coming and we want to keep up with the trend of the cooler weather that is unfortunately coming our way. Here are some fall cocktails to play with and potentially add to your menu below:

 

Hard Cider Sangria

1 cup quartered and sliced, unpeeled green, yellow, and red apples

1 navel orange quartered and sliced crosswise

1 cup apple juice

2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice

¼ cup apple brandy

One 22-ounce bottle hard apple cider

Ice

Combine the apples with the orange, apple juice, lemon juice, and brandy. Add the hard cider just before serving.

 

Manzarita

Add a fall twist to this tequila-based drink by using apple juice.

 ½ lemon quartered

Ice

Pinch of ground cinnamon

2 ounces blanco tequila

1 ounce elderflower liqueur

1 ½ ounces apple cider

1 cinnamon stick

 

Mix the lemon quarters with the ground cinnamon. Add the tequila, elderflower liqueur and apple cider to the mix and shake well. Pour over ice and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

 

Adding seasonal cocktails to your menu brings fresh, new drinks to your menu and is a great way to draw customers in looking for something new.