7 Fall Cocktail Recipes You Can Make with a Built in Kitchen Ice Maker
As the temperatures begin to drop, it becomes necessary to find ways to stay warm. You could swing through your nearest coffee shop and order the drink that everyone and their mother is drinking this time of year – a pumpkin spice latte. Or, you can take matters into your own hands, whip out your very own built in kitchen ice maker, and turn up the notch with something a little more… grown up.
There is no limit to the things you can create using alcohol – and the fall season is the perfect time to experiment. Check out these seven fall cocktail recipes you can make with a built in kitchen ice maker right at home.
1. Drunk Pumpkin
The Drunk Pumpkin cocktail is cool and bubbly with the strong taste of pumpkin spice – without the latte. Instead, it is replaced with the following:
-2 ounces of vodka
-2 ounces of tonic water
-1 ounce of pumpkin spice syrup
-A couple of drops of orange food coloring (this gives it the fun color)
To change things up a bit, use a different color of food coloring. For instance, purple can make it look like a potion, green can be a witch’s brew, or red can be nothing more than vampire blood. The color itself doesn’t impact the flavor of the drink – it is simply for aesthetic purposes, so have fun with it!
2. Pumpkin Spice White Russian Cocktail
Do you love White Russians? This creamy drink has been a fan favorite for many, many years. But this Pumpkin Spice White Russian Cocktail puts a whole new spin on it. Who would have thought anything could be better than the original?
This cocktail is very easy to make. All you need is the following:
-3 ounces of vodka
-3 ounces of pumpkin spice creamer
-1.5 ounces of Kahlua
-Whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice for garnish
You can’t just serve this cocktail in any ordinary glass. It deserves to be stunning so take pride in the presentation. Mix together crushed graham crackers, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice. Wet the rim of the glass and dip it into the mixture. Then, fill up the glass.
Watch out, though! This creamy goodness goes down super smooth. After a few, it could have you, well…let’s just say you may be wobbling like the drunk pumpkin we just talked about.
3. Pumpkin Cocktail
If you could scoop up fall and pour it into a glass, we’d tell you we just found it in this pumpkin cocktail. To make it, you will need the following:
-1.5 ounces of seltzer or sparkling water
-1.5 ounces of maple bourbon
-2 ounces pumpkin shrubs
Shake the ingredients together and pour over ice.
Now, if you want to include this pumpkin cocktail as part of your holiday decorations, then mix a large batch of maple bourbon and pumpkin shrubs and add the seltzer to each individual glass.
4. Pumpkin Spice Margaritas
When you think of margaritas, there is a good chance you associate it with being that drink to cool you down on a hot day – especially the frozen version. But who says you can’t have margaritas in the fall? No one.
Pumpkin spice margaritas may take a little more time to put together, using tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, and pumpkin puree, but the finished product is so worth it!
5. Pumpkin Pineapple Cocktail
Should we call this a tropical fall holiday in a glass? Yes, please. Together, the pumpkin pineapple cocktail creates an amazing flavor that you are sure to want more of. You will need the following:
-Honey or maple syrup
-And 3 ounces of dark rum
Let this one whisk you away to an island somewhere.
6. Pumpkin Pie Bourbon Smash
A pumpkin pie bourbon smash is the perfect cocktail you can make ahead of time for all your celebrations. It’s like this; friends + pumpkin pie bourbon smash = delight. Of course, it could also lead to good times, inside jokes, and lifetime memories.
You can create an easy pumpkin pie syrup using sugar, water, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice in a pan. Mix this with some bitters and bourbon, and you are good to go.
7. Pumpkin and Rum Horchata
Horchata is a common creamy, sweet cinnamon drink made with rice – and it is often spiked with rum. This version adds a bit of pumpkin spice, too, which makes it an ideal drink for the fall season.
The pumpkin and rum horchata is like a dessert in a glass, except it has the power to quench your sweet tooth and make you tipsy. And, for those cold nights, this pumpkin and rum horchata can be served warm.
Because it uses a rice base, the process takes 24 hours, so be sure to prep this one in advance.
So, Why a Built In Kitchen Ice Maker?
If you find yourself asking this question, you clearly have yet to make any of these cocktails. Simply put, they are that good. And being the kind person that you are, you are going to want to share. This means you are going to need enough ice to go around. Now, because these fall cocktail recipes are good enough to knock a witch off her broom this Halloween, you and your guests are going to want more than one.
THOR’s 15-inch Thor Kitchen Ice Maker can store up to 25lbs of ice – and it makes 50lbs of ice every day. It is built in flush with your countertop and comes with some pretty cool features, such as:
-A built-in pump
-Stunning blue LED lighting inside
-Automatic shutoff when the ice bin is full
-Comes with a built-in or freestanding design option
-Low maintenance with automatic defrost
-Stainless steel finish for a shiny classic look that is easy to clean
-Energy star and UL certified
Buy a Built In Kitchen Ice Maker at THOR
As you decide how many full glasses of these fall cocktails you are going to sample, go ahead and order your built in kitchen ice maker from THOR Kitchen. That way, by the time you are ready to share with your friends, you’ve got enough ice to keep the drinks flowing.
Don’t know where to start? Find your nearest THOR Kitchen dealer and find the perfect modern appliance to compliment your home.