When the season changes to Fall we can’t help but be drawn to pumpkin spice, pea coats, and pleasant gatherings. Before you head off to join the fun, here are 3 special beverages to make Fall entertaining much sweeter!
1. Sparkling Pear Cocktail
Fresh, floral, and fruity cocktail starring the soft flavour of pear dropped in a well-elongated champagne flute. We even like the splash of lemon juice to add some tang.
There was no better way than to combine Cava and pear, which gives the drink a golden green colour with bubbles of wine proclaiming the celebration.
Ingredients to serve 6
3 glasses Cava, chilled
1 ½ tsp Lemon Juice
3 oz Pear Brandy
9 cubes Sugar
2 small Pears, thinly sliced
Pour Cava into a serving jug and top it with the pear brandy, lemon juice, and sugar. Gently swirl the jug to mix until the sugar dissolves and pour the cocktail into champagne flutes. Drop a slice of pear in each jar and serve it immediately.
2. Pomegranate Blood-Orange Sangria
A good mix of intense flavors and tangy tastes, how exciting that seven ingredients can be combined to arrive at this excellent tasting sangria.
Cinnamon gives the drink an evident presence of spice while pomegranate and bloody orange produce the color of sangria that we see and this makes the mouth water at every sight.
In here, is some added sweetness from Honeycrisp apples to enhance the pomegranates’ taste and contributes its share of red color too.
This sangria can be paired with syrupy maple braised pork belly or even something spicy for some kick. Make plenty of the sangria to go around and serve it chilled.
Ingredients for 6 servings
12 Blood Oranges, juiced + extra slices for garnish
2 cups Pomegranate Seeds
4 Honeycrisp Apples, diced in ½ -inch cubes
8 Whole Cinnamon Sticks
5 Rosemary Sprigs
3 cups Pomegranate Juice
1 ½ cups Simple Syrup or to taste
3 cups White Wine
Pour the orange juice into a pitcher, add the rosemary and use a spoon to break the rosemary slightly into the orange juice. Then, add the pomegranate seeds, apples, cinnamon, pomegranate juice, syrup, white wine, and blood orange slices. Stir and refrigerate the drink for a minimum of 8 hours. Serve chilled.
3. Pumpkin-Spice Cinnamon Latte
Something warm, quintessentially seasonal, and to our surprise, straightforward to make. If you have a sweet tooth, an extra swirl of cream will do some good.
Sprinkled cinnamon boosts up this latte with an aroma that will linger at the back your breath long after the cup is empty.
Ingredients for 6 servings
6 tbsp Pumpkin Purée
6 tbsp Sugar
2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice + extra to garnish
Black Pepper to taste
4 tbsp Vanilla Extract
6 cups Whole Milk
1 ½ cup Espresso, made
Whipping Cream for topping
Cinnamon Powder to garnish
Heat the pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, and black pepper in a saucepan for 2 minutes while stirring constantly. Stir in the sugar, then the milk and bring it to warm up. After, puree the mixture with an immersion blender. Divide the espresso into 6 mugs, top it with the milk mixture, and swirl some whipped cream on top. Sprinkle with pumpkin spice and cinnamon and serve it warm.
Now it’s time to head out for our portion of fun this Fall! Wishing you a fabulous season with family and good friends!