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Every Day with Rachael Ray: Fall Cocktails

Sugar and spice…and everything nice, Fall Cocktails from the November issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray.

The experts at Every Day whip up cocktails with a kick this fall season—these drinks are mixed to perfection.

Maple Clove Twists

Makes 2 drinks

Ingredients:

  • Ice Cubes
  • 3 oz (¼ cup plus 2 tbs) apricot brandy
  • 2 oz (¼ cup) sweet vermouth
  • 2 oz (¼ cup) pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp whole cloves
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes. Add the brandy, vermouth, maple syrup and cloves. Shake well and strain into 2 brandy snifters or small glasses

Pumpkin Pie Martinis

Makes 2 drinks

Ingredients:

  • Ice cubes
  • 2 oz (¼ cup) vanilla vodka
  • 2 oz (¼ cup) crème de cacao
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Whipped cream, for garnish
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes. Add the vanilla vodka, crème de cacao, heavy cream and pumpkin pie spice and shake well.
  2. Dip the rims of 2 martini glasses into a bowl of whipped cream. Strain the cocktail into the glasses.

Fennel Crushes

Makes 2 drinks

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup fresh fennel, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ tsp fennel seeds
  • Ice cubes
  • 3 oz (¼ cup) anise-flavor liqueur, such as Pernod
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  1. Add the fennel and fennel seeds to a cocktail shaker and muddle with a wooden spoon.
  2. Fill the shaker halfway with ice cubes. Add the gin, anise liqueur and orange juice. Shake for 10 seconds, and then strain into 2 ice-filled glasses.

Cinnamon Snaps

Makes 2 drinks

Ingredients:

  • Ice cubes
  • 3 oz (¼ cup plus 2 tbs) vodka
  • 2 oz (¼ cup) apple schnapps
  • ¼ cup apple cider
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes. Add the vodka, schnapps, and cider; shake well.
  2. In a shallow bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon. Moisten the rims of 2 champagne flutes and coat with the cinnamon sugar. Strain the cocktail into the flutes.

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