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7 Festive Seasonal Fall Drink Ideas

The pumpkin spice latte might be your go-to fall drink in the morning, but when happy hour rolls around, you may be looking for something a little bit stronger. At PCFP, we’ve got you covered with enough fun fall drink ideas to last you until spring time.

Check out these 7 festive, seasonal fall drink ideas:

1. Maple old-fashioned

As the name implies, the old-fashioned is a classic, well, old-fashioned cocktail that has been a favorite among mixologists for decades. But, come the cozy days of fall, it’s fun to play with tradition a bit and bring a little fall festivity to this classic drink.

This season, at PCFP, try our maple old-fashioned. Made with the classic garnishes – angostura bitters and orange shard – this old-fashioned cocktail brings the fall flair with a dash of maple simple syrup. Just pick your poison, bourbon or rye, and you’ve got the perfect cocktail for a cozy, fall afternoon.

2. Apple-cranberry Moscow mule

Traditionally a cocktail for a hot summer day, the moscow mule is making its fall entrance with apple and cranberry as its partners.

Here’s how to make your moscow mule fit for sweater weather. Start with a vodka base. Add cranberry juice, apple juice, and ginger beer. Then, garnish with fresh cranberries, as desired. Drinking it while sporting a festive, fall sweater? That’s optional.

3. Spiced cranberry orange shrub

Looking for a festive, fall drink that doesn’t require a handful of spices? Try a spiced cranberry orange shrub. Still festive and fun, this drink is also simple to make: you’ll be done mixing before you can say “happy hour.”

Add spiced cran-orange shrub to vodka. Finish with a few dashes of Boston “bitt-ahs.”

Wait, what is a shrub? We thought we said no spices. A shrub is a sweetened, vinegar-based syrup, also known as “drinking vinegar.”

Not sure where you can find a spiced cran-orange shrub? Don’t worry about it – we’ve got you covered at PCFP. Visit us this fall, and you can enjoy this festive cocktail – no mixing required. (How easy was that?)

4. Pumpkin spice White Russian

If it’s just not fall for you without pumpkin spice, then don’t stop at your morning latte. Why not make happy hour pumpkin spice flavored too?

Bring the fall flavor with a pumpkin spice white russian. Add coffee liqueur and heavy cream to vodka. Then, finish with your favorite medium of pumpkin pie spice, be it a flavored syrup or just a few dashes of powdered spice.

5. PCFP Highball

Consider yourself a cocktail purist? That’s okay, too. You don’t have to stray too far from tradition to enjoy a seasonal cocktail.

Take our PCFP highball, for example. It’s made with pear- and honey-infused gin, rosemary syrup, lemon juice, and a few dashes of Boston “bitt-ahs.” These subtle herb-y flavors give a tasty hint of autumnal flavor – without hitting you over the head with pumpkin spice.

6. Warm apple pie cocktail

When it comes to quintessential fall favorites, warm apple pie tops the list. But with this cocktail recipe, you can enjoy the cozy, fall classic without having to break out the baking pans.

To pour the feeling of a warm apple pie into a glass, try this: Combine apple cider, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and allspice in a pan, and heat slowly. Then, pour into a glass, and add rum. Top with whipped cream, if desired.

7. Cider-rita

Bourbon not your drink of choice? Does rum make you squirm? Looking for something other than gin or vodka? Calling all tequila fans: we’ve got a festive, fall cocktail for you. It’s called the cider-rita.

Harkening from the summertime favorite, the margarita, the cider-rita is one of the newest fall drink ideas at PCFP. It combines apple cider syrup, cointreau, and lime juice with silver tequila.  

At PCFP, we’re fall fanatics – that’s why we’re rolling out a whole new menu of fall drink ideas to celebrate the season. Ready to jump into fall with some festive, seasonal flavors? Join us for dinner at our Providence, North Kingstown, or Westerly location, or stop in for cocktails with friends.


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