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Photo courtesy of My Baking Addiction
Photo courtesy of My Baking Addiction

Five refreshing seasonal cocktails to serve

Whether you’re entertaining guests or simply enjoying a quiet night outdoors, fall cocktails are the perfect accompaniment to rust-colored leaves and an evening breeze. Mix a little bourbon with your apple cider, or add a few ingredients to your pumpkin beer for a perfect autumn night. And if you don’t have any recipes on hand, we’ve done the work for you. Here are five festive cocktail recipes to help you celebrate the season.

My Baking Addiction‘s recipe for Apple Cider Swizzle combines maple syrup, spiced rum, hard apple cider and amaretto for a flavorful, frosty beverage.

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Fresh apple chips are the perfect garnish for this Autumn Spiced Apple Brandy Cocktail from Honestly Yum. You’ll need apple brandy, Averna, lemon juice and a few other key ingredients to spice up happy hour.

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Photo courtesy of Honestly Yum

This Apple Cider Mojito recipe combines the refreshing taste of a traditional mojito and the signature flavor of fall with apple cider. And with only 15 minutes of prep time required, this cocktail is a must-have for a night on the patio.

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You’ll only need four ingredients for this recipe for Harvest Shandy from Lemon Blossoms. If the pumpkin beer and cider aren’t enough for you, add a shot of bourbon for an extra kick.

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Enjoy the fruits of your fall bounty with this recipe for Fig Champagne from Valley & Co. Lifestyle. The ingredients are simple, but the flavor is fresh and sweet.

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