3 Perfect Fall Wedding Cocktails

Apple-Cider-Cups

Signature fall wedding cocktails to try right now.

There’s something to be said for the beauty of a fall wedding—the colorful and rustic bouquets, the crunching of the leaves, the plum, maroon and navy color palettes. We are in love with the idea of saying “I do” with the autumn breeze blowing and fall colors in the background. But as you warm your guest’s hearts with your vows, why not serve them something to drink that will warm their bodies as well? Today, we’re sharing three of our fall wedding cocktails that will enlighten any and all wedding events.

1. Apple Cider Cups: If being judged for both taste AND presentation, these edible apple cups filled with warm and spiced cider would take the cake. Not only are they pretty to look at, but they’re a fun twist on how we all enjoy a glass of classic cider. While this recipe calls for no booze, you could always add a few splashes of apple vodka to the mix and start the party early.

Apple-Cider-Cups

  • 12 apples (Granny smith, gala, Red delicious), insides only
  • 1 orange, cut into quarters
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (more for garnishing)
  • 1/2 nutmeg
  • 1/2 Tbsp cloves
  • 1/2 Tsp whole allspice
  • Water, to cover the apples

Set aside the ‘apple cups’. You can sprinkle lemon juice over the apples to prevent browning. Bring the apple pulp, water, orange quarters, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, cloves, and whole allspice to a boil.Stir occasionally and allow to simmer for 2 hours. Using a potato masher or a fork, mash the apples and oranges until soft. Allow the cider to come to room temperature before straining.

Photo and Recipe Courtesy of A Taste of Koko

2. Warm and Smoky Brandy Wine: One sip of this spicy and comforting cocktail and you’ll remember why mulled wine is so very popular this time of year, which is why we’re sharing this twist on the popular classic. With the addition of peppercorns and brandy, this mulled wine gets a major makeover. Your guests will thank you over and over again—and then request the recipe.

SmokedWine

  • 8 cups burgundy wine
  • 8 ounces brandy
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 ounces lemon juice
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 15 whole peppercorns
  • 10 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 5 whole plums for garnish

In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients except the wine and plums. Bring pot to a rolling boil and then cook for 10 minutes or until the mixture has reduced by half. Before adding the wine, lower the heat. Then, simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Before serving, strain through a fine sieve and garnish with a slice of plum and a cinnamon stick.

Photo and Recipe Courtesy of Celebrations

3. Vanilla, Pear and Vodka Cocktail: For the bride and groom looking for something a bit different in terms of cocktails, look no further than this vanilla and pear smash. Sweeter than others, this would be a perfect sip for a cocktail hour spent amongst the trees, leaves and crisp fall air.

VanillaPear

  • 12 oz (1.5 cups) pear juice
  • 6 oz vodka
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
  • vanilla sugar, for rim
  • 1 cup ice, plus more to serve over

Mix pear juice and vodka in a pitcher or shaker. Split open the vanilla bean, and scrape the seeds into the juice and vodka. Add 1 cup ice, then give it a good shake. Pour into cocktail glasses over more ice and serve with sugared rim. Makes 4 drinks.

Photo and Recipe Courtesy of Two Tarts

Cheers!

 

 

One Comment on “3 Perfect Fall Wedding Cocktails

  1. Just because you’ve given them no excuse to be late,
    doesn’t mean they won’t be – especially if they are known for being late.
    The word of mouth publicity really helps in this business.

    arrangements to have the wedding party meet out there when the
    lighting.

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