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4 Fall Cocktails To Toast The Holidays With

There’s just something comforting about a crisp October breeze and leaves bronzing to a reddish gold while we pull out our knits to cozy up fireside —preferably with a cocktail in hand.

With Thanksgiving only days away it means family, friends, good food and celebration. Each season has its own recipe staples and signature flavours — Fall is a time for apple, cinnamon, warm spices, and pumpkin galore.

This list of libations offers the classic flavours we’ve come to love, and a new pear twist that will quickly be added to next year’s list of seasonal favourites.

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Rumpkin Spice Latte

Directions:

– Mix coffee and pumpkin spice mix together and warm up
– Temper the milk
– Combine Mount Gay Eclipse Rum with the warmed cold brew coffee/Pumpkin Spice Mix in a large mug
– Top with tempered milk
– Torch a cinnamon stick and add to mug

Enjoy!

Kashmiri Chai Bourbon

Directions:

– Pour bourbon into a rocks glass over ice
– Add Chai simple syrup over bourbon
– Dash bitters into drink
– Lightly stir
– Garnish with  orange zest and a cardamom pod

Enjoy!

Grey Goose La Poire Pear & Thyme

Directions:

– Fill shaker with ice
– Pour in vodka, nectar and lemon juice
– Shake
– Strain over fresh ice in a highball glass
– Garnish with fresh thyme sprig and slice of pear

Enjoy!

Bombay Sapphire’s Queen’s Toddy

Directions:

– In a large mug, add the Bombay Sapphire, lemon juice, honey syrup and apple cider.
– Bring the Pekoe tea to a rolling boil
– Slowly add it to the mug.
– Stir the cocktail gently to mix
– Garnish with cinnamon stick before serving

Enjoy!

Rumpkin Spice Latte

Ingredients:
– 1.5oz Mount Gay Eclipse Rum
– 4oz Cold brew coffee
– 4oz Pumpkin Spice Mix*
– 1oz 2% tempered milk
-Garnished with a torched cinnamon stick.
– Glassware: Mug – Cocktail Served Warm
*Pumpkin Spice Mix contains pumpkin puree, apple cider, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove, white sugar, brown sugar.

Kashmiri Chai Bourbon

Ingredients:

– 1/4 ounce DAVIDsTEA Kashmiri Chai-infused simple syrup
– 2 dashes of orange bitters
– 2 ounces bourbon
– Chunky ice
– Garnish with orange zest and a cardamom pod

Grey Goose® La Poire Pear & Thyme

Ingredients:

– 2 parts GREY GOOSE® La Poire Flavoured Vodka
– 1.5 parts Pear Nectar
– 1 part Fresh Lemon Juice
Garnish: Fresh thyme sprig and slice of pear

The Queen’s Toddy

Ingredients:

– 1 oz. Bombay Sapphire
– .5 ozs lemon juice
– .5 ozs honey syrup
– 1 oz. apple cider (unfiltered juice)
– 3 ozs. Orange Pekoe tea, boiling hot
– Garnish with a cinnamon stick