3 Cozy Fall Cocktails - Peloton West

3 Cozy Fall Cocktails

Now that the weather has officially cooled down (for now… but who knows, we are in Boulder after all), it’s time to start fully embracing all of the autumn vibes. 

The best way to do so? You guessed itcocktails! There’s nothing better than cozying up on the couch next to a warm fire and enjoying an autumn-themed drink. 

From sweet caramel apple to warm pumpkin spice, the flavors of the season all have a chance to shine in these cocktails. Enjoy, and be sure to drink responsibly.

Caramel Apple Martini

This cocktail takes the prize for easiest to whip up in a pinch. With only 4 ingredients and 2 steps, this comforting Caramel Apple Martini is such a simple way to celebrate the coziest season.

Ingredients
-2 ounces apple cider
-2 ounces caramel vodka
-1 ounce butterscotch Schnapps
-Sliced fresh caramel apple and cinnamon sugar for rim and garnish 

Directions
Rim your martini glass with caramel, and then dip in cinnamon sugar. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Pour into the glass and enjoy! Add a sliced apple for garnish.

Recipe Credit: https://inspiredbycharm.com/caramel-apple-martini/

pumpkin spice cocktail on a table surrounded by pumpkins, star pods, and cinnamon

Pumpkin Spice White Russian

We love this adult take on a classic fall favorite, the PSL (pumpkin spice latte). This cocktail is so creamy and sweet. It’s the perfect way to get your pumpkin fix this season. 

Ingredients
-2 ounces vodka
-2 ounces coffee liqueur (like Kahlua)
-4 ounces pumpkin spice coffee creamer
-Pumpkin spice, cinnamon, sugar, crushed graham crackers for rim and garnish 

Directions
Mix the spices, sugar, and graham crackers on a plate and rim your glass with the mixture. Add the vodka, pumpkin spice creamer, and coffee liqueur into a cocktail shaker with ice in it. Shake vigorously. Pour into your glass and top with whipped cream and sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice.

Recipe Credit: https://www.thecookierookie.com/pumpkin-spice-white-russian-cocktail/#What%E2%80%99s_in_a_White_Russian_Pumpkin_Cocktail

Hot pumpkin spice cocktail, pumpkin white russian cocktail, with marshmallow and pumpkin spices, dark background copy space

Spiced Mulled Wine

This drink is a total win-win. It’s so delicious and cozy, and making it is guaranteed to make your home smell better than a candle ever could. 

This spiced mulled wine is an autumn classic… Try it just once, and you’ll be making it every year.

Ingredients
-1 750ml bottle red wine (we love Malbec)
-1 orange sliced
-1 tablespoon whole cloves
-3 star anise pods
-3 cinnamon sticks
-¼ cup simple syrup

Directions
Add all of the ingredients (besides the simple syrup) to a pot and bring to a gentle simmer, not a boil. Simmer for 20 minutes. Pour into your favorite mug and sweeten to taste with a few spoonfuls of simple syrup, if you’d like. Enjoy!

Recipe Credit: https://jessicainthekitchen.com/spiced-mulled-wine/

Hot mulled wine in a glass with spices and citrus fruit with cinnamon, anise and orange