It’s hard to believe that there are only a few weeks until the official beginning of fall. Weren’t we just breaking out our Margaritas and Daiquiris for the season? It’s officially time to switch things up. From football-worthy punches to apple-infused drinks, we have the 11 cocktails you need for all your September parties.
This isn’t the overly-sweet Amaretto Sour you’re used to. Instead, this version shirks premade sour mix for real ingredients, resulting in just the right blend of sweet, sour and nutty. Simply shake amaretto, bourbon, fresh lemon juice, rich simple syrup and an egg white until frothy, and garnish with a lemon peel and brandied cherries.
The start of football season calls for a cocktail that you can serve to even the largest parties. This mix of white wine, apple cider, hard cider and ginger ale gets a lift from lemon. Mix up a big batch in a pitcher at the kick-off so you can keep everyone hydrated while you watch the game instead of the bar.
Switch things up with this Eastern European-inspired cocktail. Maraska slivovitz, a plum brandy, brings bright fruit flavor to fresh lime juice, honey syrup and basil and is only intensified with the addition of plum preserves. Finish it all off with a basil leaf and a few drops of Peychaud’s bitters.