It’s fall! Time for sipping on boozy treats, rocking killer boots, and snuggling up to a good 1.5-star movie on Netflix. With that being said, there clearly isn’t enough time to do all that and slave away at your bar cart making cocktails with extensive ingredients lists. So, I’ve compiled a list of five, three-ingredient fall cocktails that are definitely the move this season. Check ‘em out below. Cheers!
Apple Cider Sangria – Red wine, Crown Royal Apple, and apple cider.
So, last year my cousin and I started what’s likely going to be a new tradition, and that is a Thanksgiving Sangria Battle! We each make our own sangria and let the fam choose who the winner is. I think I lost last year. Haters. But my Apple Cider Sangria was on point!
It’s here! It’s here! My first ever recipe video is now live on YouTube! With the fall season in full swing, I opted for a “skinny” version of a boozy, apple cider. I hope you enjoy! And if you do, be sure to “Like.” The full “Skinny Spiked Cider” recipe can be found in the video description. Cheers!
Hello fellow lushes! If you follow me on social media, then you probably already know that I’m planning on releasing an eBook later this month with fun, fall cocktails. The eBook will be the first in a series of eBooks titled “Live #Lushworthy.” Fun, right?! I have to say I’m pretty excited about it. And to get you guys amped up for its release, I created a Live #Lushworthy Cocktail Creator you can use to create your own cocktails. It’s a free download, and it’s a great tool for party planning, organizing, and more.
Tips on how to use the Live #Lushworthy Cocktail Creator:
Have fun and be creative!
Under “Liquor,” use the “Other” space to write in spirits not listed (liqueurs, wine, etc).
Under “Measurements,” if you’re using ounces circle “Oz.” and if you’re using cups circle “Cups.” Add the numeric measurement in the space provided to the left. Use the space after “of” to add your ingredient. (Example: 2 Oz. of Vodka or 1 Cup of Lemonade)
A completed Live #Lushworthy Cocktail Creator can be found below.
What do you do when you get your hands on a huge bag of mini Butterfingers? You eat them all while binge-watching your favorite television show on Netflix. Kidding, of course. You break out your Bulleit Bourbon and make shots! I initially planned on making this a full-size cocktail, but it’s pretty decadent, and aren’t we all trying to keep things somewhat light for bikini season? Also, shots are wayyy more fun.
Check out the recipe for my Bourbon Butterfinger Shake Shots below. Cheers!
3 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
2 tbsp. Caramel Sauce
2 oz. Milk
3 Mini Butterfinger Bars
7 Ice Cubes
Crush one mini Butterfinger bar to sprinkle on top of shots as a garnish. Add a small layer of caramel sauce to shot glasses and set aside. Add Bulleit Bourbon, caramel sauce, milk, ice cubes, and two mini Butterfinger bars to a blender. Blend and pour into shot glasses. Garnish individual servings with crushed Butterfinger.
I’ve been sitting on this recipe idea for quite a few months now and finally chose to whip it up earlier today. And now I’m kicking myself for waiting so long because it’s super easy to make and hella tasty. Also, if you’ve found yourself slightly intimated by the Old Fashioned then this is a nice way to ease yourself in. The addition of Piehole Pecan Pie Whiskey gives it a nice layer of dessert-y sweetness while the Bulleit Bourbon still makes for a pretty solid Old Fashioned.
Another cool thing about this cocktail is that you can really add your own twist to it by using flavored bitters. I used good ol’ fashioned Angostura bitters for my cocktail, but a vanilla or walnut-flavored bitter would really take this drink to the next level.
Check out my Pecan Pie Old Fashioned recipe, below. Cheers!
1 oz Bulleit Bourbon
0.5 oz Piehole Pecan Pie Whiskey
1 or 2 Sugar Cubes
2 Dash Of Bitters
Splash Of Water
Add sugar cube(s), bitters, and a splash of water to an Old Fashioned glass. Muddle sugar mixture with the back of a spoon. Add Bulleit Bourbon and Piehole Whiskey to your glass. Stir and add ice. Garnish with cherry.
With this weekend serving as the unofficial start of summer, the rum punch is sure to be flowing for the next few days. In honor of both the holiday weekend and their #SunsOutRumsOut campaign, I was tasked with creating my own Memorial Day rum punch recipe by Captain Morgan. I absolutely love, love, love coconut rum, so I of course chose the new Captain Morgan Coconut Rum as my booze of choice. I wanted a rum punch that was a little on the creative side, and after some experimentation, I created “The Bitter Coconut,” a rum punch that’s both sweet and tart.
Check out the recipe to “The Bitter Coconut,” below. Cheers!
The Bitter Coconut (Makes 6 Servings)
8 oz. Captain Morgan Coconut Rum
1 oz. Bitter Italian Apertif
1.75 cups Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
1.5 tbsp. Lemon Simple Syrup*
Combine all ingredients (minus grapefruit soda) in a large pitcher. Add ice, stir, and serve. Top off individual servings with grapefruit soda.