3 Cocktails Just Right for Your Autumn Escape in Myrtle Beach

It’s fall, y’all! Time to haul out the hoodies and long britches, as they say down south. If you’re fancy, you probably also changed the color of your purse (or pocketbook, as they say down south.) It should be of little surprise that your choice of drink changes with the season, too.

 

Although enjoying a summer cocktail in autumn isn’t the worst thing ever, here’s a guide to fall spirits.

3 Cocktails to Enjoy on Vacation This Fall

The air is cooler, the proximity to warm-your-heart goodness palpable. Here’s what to mix up in your resort suite after a slightly chilly walk on the beach.

1. Hot Buttered Bourbon

It’s cozy, like, sitting next to a fireplace cozy. It tastes like all the fall holidays combined. It warms you like your favorite slippers and favorite sweater just double-teamed you.

INGREDIENTS

BUTTERED BOURBON BATTER

  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice

TO MAKE 1 DRINK:

  • 1 to 2 shots of bourbon
  • 4 to 5 ounces boiling water
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons buttered bourbon mix
  • whipped cream for serving

DIRECTIONS

  1. In your electric mixer, place butter, sugar, maple syrup, spices, and salt. Beat on medium speed until combined and smooth. Place butter in a sealed container. Refrigerate.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Fill mug with 1 to 2 shots of bourbon. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of the butter mixture into the bourbon. Fill the mug with boiling water and whisk constantly until the butter melts and dissolves. Top with whipped cream and serve.
Bourbon in Glass
Fall Cocktail

2. Spiced Apple Rum Punch

This one is a slam-dunk crowd-pleaser, but leave that for later. Today, just enjoy it with those in your traveling crew.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups unfiltered apple juice
  • 2 12.7-ounce bottles of spiced ginger beer, about 3 cups
  • 1 cup light rum

DIRECTIONS

  1. Add unfiltered apple juice, spiced ginger beer, and light rum to a large pitcher. Stir to combine. Serve over ice.

3. Cranberry Cobbler Smash

How do you upgrade cranberry? By making it a cobbler. How do you upgrade cranberry cobbler? By making it a smash. This will disrupt how you see Thanksgiving dinner. Forever.

INGREDIENTS

CINNAMON SIMPLE SYRUP

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • pinch of ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

COBBLER SMASH

  • Crushed ice for your glass
  • 1 to 2 ounces cinnamon simple syrup
  • 3 to 4 ounces cranberry juice (100% juice with no added sugar)
  • 1 to 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 to 2 ounces seltzer water (orange is good with this)
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish
  • Sugared cranberries for garnish or in your glass!

DIRECTIONS

CINNAMON SIMPLE SYRUP

  1. Heat sugar, water, cinnamon stick and cinnamon in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk until sugar dissolves. Bring mixture to simmer.
  2.  Turn off heat. Let cool completely. Stir in vanilla extract.

NOTE: You can make this a day or two ahead of time and store it in the fridge!

 

COBBLER SMASH

  1. Fill glass with crushed ice. Stir together syrup, cranberry, and bourbon. Or, shake syrup, cranberry, and bourbon in shaker for 30 seconds. Pour over ice.
  2. Top drink with seltzer. Garnish with cinnamon stick and cranberries if desired.
Cranberry Cobbler Smash
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