This Autumn Harvest Cocktail is a beautiful and refreshing mix of the best fall flavors: apples, pears and cranberries (with a shot of pear vodka for good measure).
Here in Northeast, the weather has stayed very favorable to date. However, the evenings are starting to show signs of fall. That familiar crispness in the air and the colors on the trees are beginning to speak the language of autumn. Jackie and I love this season, but I admit I have a hard time enjoying it because it means that the brutal cold of winter is soon to be here as well. This chilly weather does bring with it the opportunity to create some of my favorite meals. Comfort food is my jam, and I am always eager to create soup recipes, stew recipes, and good hearty meals to help warm us from the inside out.
But why stop at comfort food? Autumn also brings inspiration for some killer flavored cocktails. We’re pretty excited about our newest creation, which we are calling an Autumn Harvest Cocktail. Since New York state is known for home grown apples, we used fresh pressed apple cider as a base for this adult beverage. Fresh apple cider is great by itself, heated with fall spices. But we discovered we liked it even better combined with pear vodka and cranberry juice. This fall cocktail is as refreshing as lemonade on a hot summer day. As we experimented with this recipe, we found that the pear vodka is so delightful that you can barely taste the alcohol. But trust me, these sweet fall treats go down so quickly you will soon notice that are indeed intended for the adult crowd.
If you have minors in your house, this drink is just as tasty substituting a pear nectar for the vodka. This Autumn Harvest Cocktail is something I would make by the pitcher and have on hand at all times. Cheers and happy cocktail making!
Combining all of our favorite autumn flavors (apples, pears, cranberies) + refreshing pear flavored vodka, this fall harvest cocktail one exemplary drink.
2 oz Pear Flavored Vodka
4 oz Apple Cider
Splash of Lemon-lime soda
2 oz Cranberry juice
In a cocktail shaker, place vodka and cider and shake for 10 seconds.
Pour over glass tall glass filled with ice and top with soda and cranberry juice.
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