Autumn-Inspired Cocktails to Spice Up the Season

Fall evenings call for fixing a warming beverage and snuggling up to enjoy it in your luxury condo or by the fireplace of your Terraces at The Ambassador Gardens townhouse. When a cup of tea just won’t cut it, a fabulously fall-inspired cocktail is just the ticket. Here are some of our favorite cockle-warmers, which will keep your cheeks aglow all the way through to the eggnog season.

It’s Sangria, but Not as We Know It

Now is the time to rethink sangria. A much-loved summertime staple, this wine-based cocktail can also be twisted into an autumnal ambrosia. Start with white in place of red (or use fizz, if you’re feeling fancy), then swirl with apple cider, rosemary, and cinnamon for a wholesome-tasting drink that conjures up images of long walks beneath falling leaves. An alternative take involves rosé wine, brandy, sliced apples, and fistfuls of cranberries. Chill it in your stainless steel refrigerator (found in all Terraces kitchens), then sip on the sofa in your coziest pullover.

Utterly Apple Buttery

It’s October, so you probably have a jar of apple butter somewhere in the kitchen. But have you ever considered using it in a cocktail? This ingenious recipe takes the old fashioned to a new level. To the usual bourbon, sugar, and bitters, just add apple cider, cinnamon, and apple butter — it’s autumn in a glass. You could even bake an apple pie in your chef’s kitchen, and serve it alongside this beautiful bracer.

Pumpkin Coffee With a Kick

Sales of pumpkin spiced lattes at Starbucks total around $80 million each year. But what you can’t get at the coffee chain is this boozy fusion of the wildly popular seasonal drink and that iconic beverage from “The Big Lebowski,” a White Russian. Kahlúa and vodka team up with pumpkin creamer and crushed graham crackers to create this half-cocktail, half-dessert. In fact, you could even serve it at the dining table of your Terraces townhouse or condo as a follow-up to a main course.

Marvelously Maple Sour

Alongside apple and pumpkin, the rich and complex taste of maple is made for this time of year. Balance out the sweetness of the syrup with tart lemon juice and punchy bourbon to make this take on a whiskey sour — then add a pinch of cinnamon for good measure. It’s the perfect treat for a movie or board game night.

Fizz That Tastes Like Fall

How do you give your fizz a fall-inspired twist? By adding apple cider and apple brandy, according to this superbly simple recipe. Whether you’re celebrating something special — or just marking the end of the working week in your Terraces residence — this apple cider Champagne cocktail will ensure your evening is effervescent. If you’re impressing guests, serve with a cinnamon sugar rim and freshly sliced apple.

This season, try your hand at fabulous, fall-inspired cocktails while you sip and enjoy from the comforts of your luxury residence at Terraces at The Ambassador Gardens. Contact us today to learn more, or to schedule a tour of your new home at the Terraces today!


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