The Best Alcohol for Fall Cocktails
When it comes to crafting fall cocktails, your choice of alcohol is crucial. The warm, earthy, and sometimes spicy flavours of autumn pair beautifully with certain spirits. Here are some of the best alcohols to consider for your fall-inspired concoctions:
Rum: Dark or spiced rum adds a touch of warmth and sweetness to your drinks. It's a fantastic choice for crafting apple or pumpkin-inspired cocktails.
Brandy: As the weather cools, consider brandy for its fruity and nutty undertones. It's ideal for creating classics like the Sidecar or innovative fall cocktails.
Gin: While gin is often associated with summer, it can be a versatile base for fall drinks. Opt for a gin with botanicals like cardamom or cinnamon.
Fall 2023 Cocktail Trends
To stay ahead of the curve in the world of cocktails, it's essential to be aware of the latest trends. Fall 2023 brings exciting developments to the cocktail scene:
Botanical Blends: Expect to see cocktails infused with herbs, spices, and floral notes. Symply Syrups' Cinnamon Syrup and Ginger Syrup perfectly align with this trend.
Smoke and Fire: Smoky flavours and spicy ingredients are making a comeback. Try adding a hint of smokiness with mezcal or spice with Hot Pepper infused syrup.
Sustainability: Eco-friendly practices are becoming more common in the cocktail world. Consider using locally sourced ingredients and reusable garnishes, and shop local whenever possible!
Fall Spirits for Exceptional Cocktails
When crafting fall cocktails, you'll want to have a well-stocked bar with these essential spirits:
Cinnamon Syrup: Symply Syrups' Cinnamon Syrup is a game-changer for fall cocktails. Its warm, aromatic profile adds depth and complexity to your drinks. With this syrup, you can easily create a Cinnamon Apple Whiskey Sour that captures the essence of the season.
Ginger Syrup: Symply Syrups' Ginger Syrup brings a delightful zing to your cocktails. Its spicy kick pairs wonderfully with bourbon, rum, or gin. Consider using it to craft a Ginger Spiced Mule that will warm you up on a chilly evening.
Cocktail Recipes: Cinnamon and Ginger Delights
Apple Cinnamon Bourbon Sour
- 2 oz Bourbon
- 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
- 0.5 oz Symply Syrups Cinnamon Syrup
- 1/2 Apple, sliced
- Cinnamon stick (for garnish)
- In a shaker, muddle the apple slices.
- Add bourbon, lemon juice, and Cinnamon Syrup to the shaker with ice.
- Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
- Garnish with a cinnamon stick and a slice of apple.
- Enjoy the warm embrace of autumn flavours.
Smoked Apple Stormy
- 2 oz Dark Rum
- 0.75 oz Symply Syrups Ginger Syrup
- 0.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- 4 oz Ginger Beer
- 2 Apple Wedges
- Apple Slice and Thyme Sprig (Garnish)
- Torch a thyme sprig and cover with copper mule mug to gather smoke.
- In a shaker tin add rum, Ginger Syrup, apple slices, and fresh lime juice.
- Muddle apples well, add ice and shake hard for 15 seconds.
- Strain into copper mug with ice.
- Top with ginger beer and stir gently.
- Garnish with a smoked thyme sprig and apple slice.
- Sip on the spicy and refreshing goodness of fall.
In conclusion, fall is a fantastic season to experiment with cocktails that capture the essence of autumn. Symply Syrups' Cinnamon Syrup and Ginger Syrup are the secret ingredients that will make your fall cocktails exceptional. Whether you're a seasoned mixologist or a beginner, these syrups will elevate your creations and bring the warmth of fall to your glass. So, gather your favorite spirits, try out the recipes, and toast to the joys of the season. Cheers!