Summertime is almost over down here in Southwest Florida, meaning we’ll soon be able to escape the confines of our air-conditioned homes and enjoy the cooler, fresher autumn air, sitting along the back porch watching the palm trees blow in the cool breeze.
Here are some easy-to-make back-porch cocktails that’ll make relaxation even more enjoyable, courtesy of the social-sharing, cook-and-tell foodie page Food.com.
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Hot Apple Pie Cider
This cocktail is just like enjoying a warm slice of hot apple pie, with a little kick to it.
- 10 ounces apple cider
- 1 ounce Tuaca liqueur
- Whipped cream
- Cinnamon/cinnamon stick, for garnish
Heat up apple cider in mug in microwave or on stove top in saucepan. Add Tuaca and stir. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon dusting and cinnamon stick, if desired.
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Butterscotch Mulled Cider
Similar to the taste of a caramel apple, this warm cocktail will keep you sipping all night long.
- 1 gallon apple cider or 1 gallon apple juice
- 2 cups butterscotch schnapps
- 8 cinnamon sticks
In a 6-quart slow cooker, combine all the ingredients. Cover and simmer on low for 3-4 hours or until heated through.
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Very Peary Breeze
A refreshingly cool cocktail that still whispers the tastes of autumn.
- 2 ounces pear vodka
- 2 ounces apple juice
- 2 ounces cranberry juice
Fill a highball glass to the rim with ice cubes. Slowly pour vodka over ice, and top off with apple juice and cranberry juice. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy.
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White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle
This cocktail is easy to make, very smooth and extremely elegant.
- 1.5 ounces Godiva white chocolate liqueur
- 1.5 ounces Chambord raspberry liquor
Simply pour liqueurs over ice cubes slowly, give ‘er a light stir, and enjoy.
Happy back-porch sipping!