Now that cold weather is upon us, it's time to start whipping up a few cold weather cocktails! I love the cooler weather so much, but I do get really cold these days to the point where I wear layers. I remember in my teens being so warm all of the time that I rarely even wore a jacket, and now adult me is admiring peacoats and layering my socks when I go outside in the winter.
It's Halloween season, which means pumpkin spice latte is everywhere! I do love a good PSL, but it's not my all-time favorite, and I do get sick of it after a while. If I buy PSL coffee grounds, they last months because I have to take breaks! Even so, this season is still all about fall flavors, and I've got apples on the mind today.
I'm a big fan of Jordan's Skinny Mixes, and the more of them I try, the better recipes I find. Take this super simple one for Unicorn Sparklers. All you need is some champagne, your syrup and the whipped foam, if you want it. Poof! A gorgeous, tasty drink in seconds. I suggest Unicorn because it's my favorite Skinny Syrup, but you could make this with so many other syrups that they offer that the ideas are really endless.
When it comes to cocktails, integrating superfoods into your libations isn't usually high on anyone's list of priorities, but it's definitely a possibility, and if you can do it and make it taste awesome, why not? Brandless sent me an email a few days ago describing how to do just this with some of their organic Moringa powder, which is a vegan, gluten-free superfood that you can add to just about anything.
It may not be fall, y'all, but it sure will be in a couple of weeks, and I'm so ready for the apples, cinnamon and everything cozy. How about you? It's time to start planning those September drink menus for parties, cozy evenings around the firepit or nightcaps during the weekend.
Okay, I get that it's too early for Halloween for a lot of people. In my house, September is pretty much Halloween Eve, the entire month of October is Halloween and we wear a different costume every day. So if you're not into the theme, it's okay, these are great drinks for any time--just know that I definitely have these in mind for October entertaining!
How does tropical vodka with frozen lemonade sound to you? With candies, whipped cream and other goodies in it, is there any wonder why it's called a Unicorn Cocktail? This recipe even calls for the ultimate garnish--a waffle cone dipped with icing for the perfect edible "horn"!
When it comes to cocktails, the garnish isn't what makes the drink. Your ingredients have to be good in order to pull of a tasty libation. But garnishes can definitely add some extra appeal, especiall when you want to take it up a notch. That might mean something non-edible that fits your theme, like tiny aliens for a sci-fi party or even a broom-shaped stir stick for a Harry Potter adult party. Edible garnishes, however, are usually appreciated by many guests, particularly when they are delicious to boot.
It is the perfect time of year to celebrate all things peachy, from peach picking to peach drink mixing! Once you're done slicing your peaches for your drinks? Use any extra top top some ice cream on a hot day. Yum! I can't get enough peaches, myself, and every time my lovely aunt sends me a photo of whatever new concoction she's made from her peach tree's fruit, I want to fly over and try it!
To be fair, summer ain't over yet. But between our AC dying, Bath and Body Works releasing its Halloween line already and our co-op organizing fall activities, I'm so ready for it to be. The bugs this year have been terrible, too. Refreshing summer cocktails do make it better, though, and this recipe is perfect for this time of year.