The Apple Crisp

Apple Crips CocktailSunday, September 23rd marks the first day of fall and the autumnal equinox. The weather may still be warm, but apples are in abundance in the market and we are turning our thoughts and tastebuds towards cooler nights.

This recipe for The Apple Crisp Cocktail contains all the deliciousness of autumn. It is sweet with just the right amount of spice.

The Apple Crisp Cocktail
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Cucumber-Basil IPA Cooler

Cucumber-Basil IPA Cooler

What are you drinking at the game this weekend? It may be football season, but the weather is still warm. What could be more refreshing than a beer cooler mixed with vodka and sparkling Italian lemonade?

We are using Ballast Point Sculpin IPA because of the grapefruit overtones and muddling it with cucumber and basil for a refreshing, herbal flavor. This one just might become a favorite.

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White Peach Summer Sangria

White Peach Summer SangriaSangria is a delicious and festive beverage of Spanish origin. A wine-based punch, the sangria traditionally consists of red wine and chopped fruit.

This summer spin on sangria is made with white wine and white peaches. It is light in color and refreshing in taste. You can make it a day ahead and have it on hand in the fridge when guests arrive.

White Peach Summer Sangria
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Spiced Mango Apricot Cocktail

Spiced Mango Apricot CocktailIf you are looking for an alcoholic beverage that pairs perfectly with Indian flavors, you have to try this Spiced Mango-Apricot Cocktail. It hints at the flavors of a mango lassi, but with a grown-up twist.

Be certain to make the apricot preserves in advance, but they are so tasty you might decide to keep a jar on hand all the time. Imagine all the other uses…like on top of ice cream.

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Aperol Spritz Cocktail

Aperol spritz cocktailThis citrusy cocktail is a perfect light summer beverage. You can find the Aperol Spritz all over Italy, and it is making a comeback this side of the Atlantic. Meeting friends for an after-work Spritz is a long-established Italian tradition and one that we could stand to replicate.

It’s tasty and refreshing, low in alcohol, and slightly bitter. And, the color is amazing!

Aperol Spritz Recipe
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