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FIREBALL CINNAMON APPLE CIDER FALL COCKTAIL

 

First, thank YOU all so very much for the amazing response, the calls, the emails, and the love you’ve lavished on the FrenchGardenHouse Fall French HOME collection!

I love choosing special things for our FrenchGardenHouse for fall. Choosing a few that will make your home just that much more beautiful, warm and welcoming in fall? A true blessing.

Footed Toleware Monteith Compote

Behind the scenes, part of the fun is styling the gift collection – and the antiques I’ve gathered – so that every photograph tells the story of fall, and a beautiful, well-loved home.

Flowers, lush, ripe fruit and a few greens cut from the garden are always my favorite “go to” for styling shoots. After visiting a favorite local fruit stand,  I came home with practically a whole bushel of these amazing apples.

I couldn’t help it. Once I was there, I was reminded of the apple orchards in Europe, where each tree-ripened apple is picked at its peak of freshness, to be sold at market.  So I grabbed a few, and a few more, and before I knew it I had a car filled with delicious smelling apples!

My family’s forest – it’s a large wood where aunts and uncles have vacation homes – has a small orchard right by the main house.  Ancient trees laden with fruit as their crowing glory achieve their full splendor in the fall.

All these beautiful apples and memories awakened a desire for autumn dinners, sitting around the fire pit with family and friends and drinking a warming cocktail.

But since it’s still technically summer here in California, with warm, sunny days – even for me – that seemed a bit premature.

Fortunately, my friend Lisa from DeliciousTable had the perfect solution for my desire for an apple cocktail drink that is warming, yet still refreshing and cold! {it pays to have a chef as a friend!}

Fireball Cinnamon Apple Cider Fall Cocktails are surprisingly refreshing with orange, cinnamon sticks, cloves, cinnamon whiskey, and apple cider. The color of fall, this is really a delicious fall cocktail, it tastes like cinnamon red hots, only for grown-ups..

I love the colors in this cocktail, it’s festive, and easy to make for guests.

You-and-Me French Glasses

Here is the recipe. Because I was all-over crazy about the apples, I used apple slices as a garnish, and omitted the *cinnamon sticks, orange peel and cloves*.  The cinnamon whiskey packs enough of a cinnamon punch for me, but next time, maybe at Thanksgiving, I’ll make it the “right” way!

PIN THIS: {trust me, you’ll want to make these for the fall and Thanksgiving!}

FIREBALL CINNAMON APPLE CIDER FALL COCKTAIL

Author: Lisa | Delicious Table

Ingredients:

  • Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey
  • Apple Cider
  • 7UP or Club Soda
  • Oranges or  blood oranges
  • Whole cloves, cinnamon sticks for optional garnish

 Instructions:

  1. Slice oranges and squeeze a slice of orange in each glass.
  2. Fill glass ½ full of ice, pour in 1 shot of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey.
  3. Fill the glass within an inch of top with Apple Cider.
  4. Add a splash of either 7up or Club Soda.
  5. *Place 5 cloves, 1 cinnamon stick with orange peel garnish in each glass.*
  6. Enjoy! Fall in a glass.

You can see Lisa’s original and printable recipe on DeliciousTable.com here >

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE DRINK OR COCKTAIL THAT YOU LOVE TO SERVE TO GUESTS IN THE FALL?

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9 Responses to FIREBALL CINNAMON APPLE CIDER FALL COCKTAIL

  1. Linda, thank you! It is delicious, but I agree that a beautiful glass makes all the difference.

  2. These glasses are so lovely. It makes a big difference what kind of glass you use for drinks. Even a single piece of Waterford adds a touch of elegance to its environment. I have only a few pieces and hope the daughters will appreciate them at some point.

  3. I love this! Both the beautiful styling/presentation and that amazing cocktail. I am hosting our ladies group next month…..I wonder how I can morph this recipe into a punch. And I know someone who is crushing over that toleware compote! Loved seeing your family property with the ancient trees.

  4. I am sure you can make a punch out of this Shirley! It is the perfect drink for entertaining, I agree!

  5. I’m so ready for some cooler, drier air! Your photos, styling, and recipe are so pretty, and I think that cocktail is just the thing to help make it seem like Autumn is just around the corner. Thanks Lidy!
    Ginger

  6. Thank you Ginger. I agree, this cocktail is just right to at least pretend it’s Autumn!

  7. Beautiful post! My favorite autumn cocktail is a Caramel Apple Martini. I found the recipe on Pinterest and it is “to die for.”

  8. Lynn, that sounds delicious too! I’m not a huge drinker, but I may just have to try that one.

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