party perfect harvest cocktails

Maple, caramel, apples ~ the flavors and aroma of fall.

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”
― Henry David Thoreau

Harvest parties, Halloween and Thanksgiving are all just around the corner and of course it’s never too early to begin planning your cocktail menus. Over the next couple of weeks we will share our favorite fall cocktails with you and of course you can always find more in our printed page.

All of these work well for small gatherings or large groups and if you are having friends over to watch the game on the big screen or even just kicking back by the evening fire, these autumn-inspired cocktails are perfection.

Below are three recipes to help get you in the mood for fall whether it’s a drink for one or cocktails for 25. Enjoy!

Spiced Apple

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tap-spiced-appleIngredients

  • 1 ounce Tap 357 Maple Rye Whisky
  • 2 ounces Ginger Beer
  • 2 ounces Apple Cider

Directions

Build all ingredients in a rocks glass with ice and stir.  Garnish with a wedge of apple.

Caramel Apple Sangria

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Serves 25-30

caramel-apple-sangria_pr2Ingredients

  • 1 (750ml) btl Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka
  • 2 btls sparkling wine or champagne
  • 1 quart fresh apple cider
  • 2 apples, sliced
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Cinnamon sticks

Directions

Combine vodka, apple cider and cinnamon in a punch bowl. Let sit for 30 minutes. Add an ice block and apple slices. Pour into glasses and top with chilled sparkling wine.

Plymouth Punch

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Serves 25

plymouth-punchIngredients

  • 1 (750ml) btl Van Gogh Wild Appel Vodka
  • 1 (750ml) btl Tap 357 Maple Rye Whisky
  • 2 cups pomegranate juice
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup lemonade

Directions

Add all ingredients to a punch bowl with ice.   Stir well to chill and dilute.  Let sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.  Garnish with cranberries, apple, orange, and lemon slices**.  Serve out into punch glasses.

**Optional – Stud fruit with cloves.


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