Entries in fall signature cocktail (2)

Saturday
Sep152012

Signature Drink Saturday...Apple Cider Margaritas

A Signature Cocktail (or Mocktail) is a great way to personalize your wedding, mitzvah or special soiree.  You Signature Drink can be inspired by the theme or color scheme of your event or it can be inspired by your guest(s) of honor (their favorite places to travel, hobbies, favorite movie - the possibilities are endless).  Your event can feature one Signature Cocktail or several.  There are no rules for creating a Signature Cocktail for your event, so have fun with this fabulous finishing touch!  Every Saturday, FAVORITE THINGS will inspire with a FAVORITE Signature Cocktail.


photo via How Sweet It Is

APPLE CIDER MARGARITAS

A signature cocktail inspired by Autumn...

INGREDIENTS

1 ounce Grand Marnier

1 ounce gold tequila

5-6 ounces sweet apple cider

orange segments and apple slices

cinnamon + cane sugar + coarse sugar for glass rimming

cinnamon sticks for garnish

DIRECTIONS

Add a few spoonfuls of cane sugar, coarse sugar and cinnamon to a plate. Run an orange segment around the edge of the glass, then press into the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat the rim. Add a few orange slices in the bottom of the glass, fill with ice, then add the Grand Marnier, tequila and apple cider and stir to mix. Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks. Please note that this recipe is for one but it can be easily multiplied.

Enjoy!

Saturday
Aug112012

Signature Drink Saturday...Honeycrisp Apple Sangria

A Signature Cocktail (or Mocktail) is a great way to personalize your wedding, mitzvah or special soiree.  You Signature Drink can be inspired by the theme or color scheme of your event or it can be inspired by your guest(s) of honor (their favorite places to travel, hobbies, favorite movie - the possibilities are endless).  Your event can feature one Signature Cocktail or several.  There are no rules for creating a Signature Cocktail for your event, so have fun with this fabulous finishing touch!  Every Saturday, FAVORITE THINGS will inspire with a FAVORITE Signature Cocktail.

photo via Nutmeg Nanny

HONEYCRISP APPLE SANGRIA

Honeycrisp Apple Sangria would make a fantastic Fall signature drink and rimming your glassed with cinnamon and sugar is a fabulous finishing touch.

Ingredients

2 honeycrisp apples
One 750-milliliter bottle un-oaked Chardonnay
1/2 cup peach schnapps
1/4 cup orange blossom honey
2 oranges- 1 quartered
1 lemon - quartered
1 lime - quartered
2 cinnamon sticks
2 quarter-size slices of fresh ginger
3 whole cloves
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Ice
Club soda

Directions

Peel, core and chop one of the apples. In a bowl, combine the Chardonnay, schnapps and honey. Add the quartered orange, lemon, lime, cinnamon sticks, chopped apple, ginger and cloves and refrigerate overnight. (If you don't want to wait that long at least give it 4 hours)

Strain the sangria into a pitcher. Peel, core and finely chop the remaining apple. Peel, section and chop the remaining orange. Mix the apple and orange in a bowl.

On a small plate, blend the sugar and cinnamon. Moisten the rims of wine glasses and dip in the cinnamon sugar to coat. Fill the glasses with ice. Pour in the sangria until three-quarters full. Top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with a spoonful of the chopped apple and orange.

Enjoy!

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