5 Signature Cocktails To Celebrate Your Autumn Wedding.

If you’ve chosen an autumn date on which to exchange your vows then you, like me, must be an autumn lover. In my opinion no other season pleases the five senses in the way that autumn does: the eye-catching colors of the falling leaves, the smell of crisp, clean morning air, the tastes of autumn fruits, Halloween treats and Thanksgiving delights, the feel of cozy sweaters long tucked away and the sounds of silence around the house now that the kids are back in school. Yep, autumn is the “It” season.

So my fellow autumn lover, are you going to let just any old cocktail serve as the signature drink at your wedding reception or are you going to express your love of autumn by offeeing a drink or drinks that vibe with the flavors, scents, colors and feelings of cozy warmth that is the stuff autumn dreams are made of?

Here are recipes for five seasonal cocktails that I’ve rounded up from around the web to share with you. If you serve any of these drinks at your wedding, feel free to leave a comment and tell me how much you enjoyed them.

1. Maple Bourbon Old Fashioned 

7 Autumn Inspired Signature Cocktails

2 tsp maple syrup

1 tsp water

1 piece orange peel

1 dash bitters

2 ounces bourbon

1 maraschino cherry 

Mix liquid ingredients well. Add ice cubes and orange peel. Garnish with cherry. Recipe and photo from Delish

2. Pumpkin Spice Martini

Ingredients

For the martini

2ounces pumpkin flavored vodka 

1 ounce dark rum

2 tablespoons pumpkin puree

1/2 ounce half and half

1 ounce maple syrup

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 ice cubes

For the rim

Graham crackers, cinnamon and sugar, pulverized in a food processor.

Directions 

Rim martini glass with graham cracker mixture. Place drink ingredients into a martini shaker a shake until chilled. Pour drink into glasses and garnish with cinnamon sticks.

Recipe and photo from No Spoon Necessary 

3. Apple Cider Moscow Mule

Ingredients :

Crushed ice

1 1/3 ounces caramel vodka

3 ounces apple cider

Ginger beer

Directions:

Fill mule mug with ice. Add vodka and cider. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with apple slices.  Recipe and photo from Pretty Plain Janes .

4. Persimmon Smash 

Ingredients:

1 ounce persimmon puree

1 ounce St. Germane

Champaign 

Ice

Directions:

Place puree, St. German and ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake until chilled. Pour into Champaign flute and tip with Champaign. Photo and recipe from Pippin Hill Farms

5. The Juice And Treuse

Ingredients:

3/4 ounce green Chartreuse

1/2 ounce Chareau

1/2 ounce Wild Turkey 101 Rye

1/2 ounce lemon juice

1/2 ounce simple syrup

1 ounce carrot juice

Ice

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a cocktails glass. Garnish with a fennel frond. Recipe from Forbes. Photo credit: Nico Osteria.

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