Is this not true of an autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love that makes life and nature harmonize.”George Eliot
It seems like just yesterday we were enduring the searing heat of summer, slurping drinks so cold that my fingers pressed against the condensation of the glass. It’s so fresh in my mind, I can almost feel the chill of the beverage sliding quickly down my throat, eliciting an unwelcome numbness in my head like it did when I was a kid gulping down my 7-11 Slurpee.
And, just like that, it’s fall — a wonderful, welcome guest. For me, fall brings a sense of crispness, excitement, and change. I breathe in the seasonal air from the leaves and the smoke from the neighbor’s chimney and breathe out a comforting sense of calm. I’m ready to gather old and new friends around a crackling fire and have some fun – maybe with a cocktail in hand.
As George Eliot alludes, life and nature do harmonize in autumn. In terms of fall cocktails, harmony is made from the gentle blend of apple cider with a vodka martini, or pumpkin spice with a rum, or a fig margarita.
I’m showcasing a few of my favorite Fall cocktails:
I hope they will add a lingering glow to your last neighborly outdoor BBQ dinner, sweeten your family movie night by the fire, or spark some festivity at a special fall date night dinner.
You’ll thank me from the bottom of your glass.
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