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Nick's Fall Favorites

Mon, Sep 04, 23
Fall is the perfect time to gather with friends and family and indulge in those cocktails inspired by the flavors of the season (yes, pumpkin everything!). In this article, we’ll introduce Nick’s favorite fall cocktails and the spirits that go along with them. Stock up from Pascale's Wine & Liquors at 105 Towne Drive, Fayetteville, NY 13066 for ingredients, recipe cards, or enjoy the convenience of our local delivery option!

Bird Dog Whiskey Pumpkin Spice Flavored Whiskey

Perfect for autumn gatherings, Bird Dog Pumpkin Spice Whiskey offers a flawlessly balanced blend of sweetness and spice. With warm flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove harmonizing with the boldness of whiskey, this delightful spirit is an irresistible seasonal indulgence.
Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate
1 oz Bird Dog Pumpkin Spice Whiskey
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 cup milk
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Whipped cream, for garnish
Pumpkin pie spice, for garnish
  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and milk.
  2. Whisk continuously over low heat until all ingredients are combined and the milk is heated through. Avoid boiling.
  3. Pour the hot chocolate into a mug.
  4. Stir in Bird Dog Pumpkin Spice Whiskey.
  5. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.
Pair with a slice of spiced pumpkin bread for the perfect cozy fall treat.

Fulton's Harvest Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur

Indulge in the comforting flavors of autumn with Fulton's Harvest Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur. Crafted with a blend of pumpkin, brown sugar, and nutmeg, this creamy liqueur evokes memories of homemade pumpkin pie, making it the ultimate treat for cozy fall evenings.
  1. Add the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake and pour into a martini glass.
Pair with mini pumpkin and goat cheese tarts for a sophisticated fall appetizer.

Smirnoff Kissed Caramel Vodka

For those with a penchant for sweet indulgence, Smirnoff Kissed Caramel Vodka is the perfect choice. This vodka infused with the flavors of caramel, a touch of salt, and a dash of indulgence adds a delightful twist to any fall-inspired cocktail.
Smirnoff Kissed Caramel Apple Cider
1 1/2 oz Smirnoff Kissed Caramel Vodka
4 oz apple cider
Apple slices, for garnish
Cinnamon Stick, for garnish
  1. Fill a glass with ice.
  2. Combine Smirnoff Kissed Caramel Vodka and apple cider.
  3. Stir well and garnish with apple slices.
Pair with warm apple turnovers for a delightful autumn-inspired pairing.

Apium London Dry Gin

Experience the refined elegance with Apium London Dry Gin. This classic London Dry style gin boasts a delicate and light character, gracing your palate with a subtle hint of lavender on the finish, making it an exquisite addition to any discerning gin enthusiast's collection.
Pomegranate Gin Cocktail
2 ounces Apium Gin
4 ounces tonic water
2 ounces pomegranate juice
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
Crushed ice
Pomegranate arils
Lime wedges
Rosemary sprigs, for garnish
  1. Fill a glass with a few pomegranate arils and crushed ice.
  2. Pour the Apium Gin over the ice, then add the tonic water.
  3. Stir in the pomegranate and lime juice along with the wedges.
  4. Stir a few times to combine.
  5. Serve immediately with a rosemary sprig and a sprinkle of pomegranate arils on top.
Pair with a charcuterie board featuring a variety of cheeses, cured meats, and dried fruits.

RumChata Pumpkin Spice Cream

RumChata Pumpkin Spice Cream is tasty as homemade pumpkin pie. Try their latest for a symphony of smooth Caribbean rum, silky Midwestern cream, and your favorite fall spices.

Party Planning Essentials for Fall

To complement your fall-themed cocktails, it's essential to consider the accompanying party essentials that will enhance the overall ambiance and guest experience:
  1. Fall-Themed Food Pairings: Serve an array of autumn-inspired appetizers and small bites to complement the flavors of the showcased liquors. If you’re mixing our suggested cocktails, we’ve conveniently added perfect food pairings alongside each one. Otherwise, consider options like mini apple and brie tartlets, butternut squash sliders, or maple-glazed bacon-wrapped dates. Incorporate seasonal ingredients like pumpkin, apples, and cranberries for a truly festive touch.
  2. Fall-Inspired Playlists: Curate a captivating playlist that embodies the essence of fall. Include artists like Iron & Wine, Bon Iver, Norah Jones, Fleet Foxes, Sufjan Stevens, and Billie Holiday. Their folk, acoustic, jazz, and indie tunes evoke feelings of warmth, coziness, and nostalgia. Let their melodies transport you to a world where the crisp autumn air and vibrant colors come alive. Immerse yourself in this musical journey that perfectly captures the beauty of the season.


We hope this article sparks your curiosity to explore the upcoming fall flavors. From the rich notes of Fulton's Harvest Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur to the warm spices of Bird Dog Whiskey Pumpkin Spice Flavored Whiskey, these fall-inspired liquors offer a delightful spectrum of tastes.
By Alden Morris