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Kick off the next phase of the holiday season with a Fall Sparkler Thanksgiving inspired cocktail with sugar frosted rim.

Fall Sparkler

Kick off the next phase of the holiday season with a Fall Sparkler Thanksgiving inspired cocktail with sugar frosted rim.

Sugar frosted cocktail glasses are about as close to real fall and winter frost as I care to be. But fall and winter do have their perks.

Cozy evenings spent nuzzled up by a warm fire. What’s not to love?!

Whether you’re a college or pro football fan, you know football season is a BIG deal. Put your aprons on and fire up the grill. This is an all-inclusive, non-stop, love the friends your with, tailgate party ‘til you drop, may the best team survive kind of season.

And talk about the holidays! They start out scary, chime in with merry and the chocolate keeps flowing long after the ball drops. It’s all these fun activities that keep my mind away from the chilly cold and into the spirit of the full holiday season.

Fall Sparkler Cocktail

Kick off the next phase of the holiday season with a Fall Sparkler Thanksgiving inspired cocktail with sugar frosted rim.

Kick off the next phase of the holiday season with a Thanksgiving inspired cocktail with sugar frosted rim. The Fall Sparkler cocktail could be placed in a traditional champagne flute or coupe if you choose. It’s lovely with its pale pink color and seasonal flavors. The sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg rim with floated cranberries give this cocktail festive flavor and beautiful visual appeal.

Fall Sparkler – recipe by Cheri Loughlin

3 ounces Barefoot Extra Dry Bubbly

1-1/2 ounce Pear Juice

3/4 ounce Apple Juice

1/2 ounce Cranberry Juice

Sugar, Cinnamon, Nutmeg – Sugared Rim

Cranberries Garnish

Combine equal parts sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg on a plate. Rim chilled wine glass with lemon. Dip rim into sugar mixture. Drop in a few fresh or frozen cranberries. Set aside. Combine juices in cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into prepared wine glass. Top with chilled Barefoot Extra Dry Bubbly.

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The Fall Sparkler cocktail was commissioned by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly as part of the Corporate Mixology program offered by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. Find more recipes created by Cheri Loughlin for Barefoot Wine & Bubbly on this site and at BarefootWine.com and by following Barefoot Wine on Facebook.

All content ©2014 Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. All Rights Reserved. Chat with Cheri @Intoxicologist on Twitter and facebook.com/Intoxicologist

Cinnamon Toast Martini Rum and Applejack cocktail with delicious warming, buttery cinnamon toast flavor. A perfect fall to winter cocktail, Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday martini

Cinnamon Toast Martini

Cinnamon Toast Martini Rum and Applejack cocktail with delicious warming, buttery cinnamon toast flavor. A perfect fall to winter cocktail, Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday martini

I’m not a huge breakfast eater, but one of my favorites as a child was cinnamon toast. The toaster always took way too long; an excruciatingly long two or three minutes for a child. One side of the toast was always a little browner than the other. But then the ding sounded when the bread popped from the toaster. The ding was magic.

After placing the toast on wax paper, I’d slather on lots and lots of butter. Because I’m a huge fan of butter and still am. And then slowly sprinkle a mixture of cinnamon and sugar back and forth, back and forth across the buttery toast until every last bit of its surface was covered. Then lightly tap excess sugar from the toast onto the wax paper and…time to devour!

Cinnamon toast making isn’t as magical as it once was in childhood, but it’s still a delicious treat once in a while. It’s also why I thought the flavors of cinnamon toast would make a wonderful full flavored wintertime cocktail.

Cinnamon Toast Martini

Cinnamon Toast Martini Rum and Applejack cocktail with delicious warming, buttery cinnamon toast flavor. A perfect fall to winter cocktail, Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday martini
Cinnamon Toast Martini
Rum and Applejack cocktail with delicious warming, buttery cinnamon toast flavor.
A perfect fall to winter cocktail, Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday martini

The Cinnamon Toast Martini is extremely warming and definitely reminiscent of childhood cinnamon toast. This is heavily laced with ginger and cinnamon with buttery notes. It remains light on sweetness level and has a lovely golden color.

Cinnamon Toast Martini – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

1 ounce Silver Rum

1 ounce Applejack

1/2 ounce Dry Vermouth

1/2 ounce Ginger Vanilla Syrup* (easy homemade recipe)

Cinnamon Stick

Place all liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled two-thirds with ice. Shake to blend and chill liquids. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick across the top of the cocktail.

The Cinnamon Toast Martini makes a great addition to holiday celebrations. It falls within the fall to winter cocktails category for its warming notes. Pairs nicely with Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday times.

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I used Shellback Rum while creating the Cinnamon Toast Martini. However, feel free to use your rum of choice to recreate this drink at home. Find more of my cocktail recipe creations using Shellback Rum on this site. Happy sipping!

All content ©2014 Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. All Rights Reserved. Chat with Cheri @Intoxicologist on Twitter and facebook.com/Intoxicologist

Happy Holidays from My Table to Yours - Frostbite Cocktail

Happy Holidays Frostbite Cocktail and Recipe Card

Happy Holidays from my table to yours!

The Frostbite cocktail featured in the photo recipe card below is a dreamy, creamy cocktail. Tequila and chocolate in flavor with white snowball visual effect. If there isn’t a White Christmas in your future, at least there could be one in your cocktail glass.

Frostbite Cocktail Holiday Recipe Card

Happy Holidays from My Table to Yours - Frostbite Cocktail
Happy Holidays from My Table to Yours – Frostbite Cocktail

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Have a lovely holiday!

All content ©2013 Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. All Rights Reserved. Chat with Cheri @Intoxicologist on Twitter and facebook.com/Intoxicologist or str8upcocktails@gmail.com