While the fall season in Florida may not always very different from summer, that doesn’t stop us from breaking out the seasonal flavors! The palm trees may not be shedding their leaves, but fall has very much arrived, and since we can’t bundle up in cozy scarves and flannels quite yet, we’ve got to look for other ways to celebrate. Luckily for us, plenty of local restaurants and bars know that no matter the temperature, seasonal celebrations are still a necessity. Local cocktail flavors are taking a turn from tropical fruits to comforting notes – from sweet creme brûlée martinis to Earl Gray concoctions, it’s time to raise a glass.
There’s just something about the fresh tartness of cranberry that so easily reminds of a crisp fall day, and when you’re looking for that flavor, this is the drink for you! Made with St. Augustine’s finest, this drink is a combination of vodka, St. Germain Elderflower, and topped with a splash of cranberry and sour. The perfect fall pick-me-up to help you easily transition through the seasons, even if it’s still ninety degrees outside…(sigh).
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The Ice Plant
It’s the season for all things cozy, and believe it or not it’s possible to find that comfort inside a delicious cocktail. Cozy up with this flavorful drink made with Highwest Double Rye Whiskey, fresh strawberries, basil, earl grey tea and tangy balsamic. This combination of flavors is just soothing enough to have you ringing in the season in no time.
Creme Brûlée Martini
Fall is the time for all things warm and sweet, and while this drink may not be a pumpkin-spiced latte, this sweet and flavorful drink is just as delightful. Made with vanilla-flavored vodka, Frangelico, and Bailey’s Irish Creme, this is basically dessert in a martini glass! Be sure to try out this sweet twist on the classic cocktail this season, you won’t regret it.
Sage & Straws
There’s nothing quite like fresh sage in a cocktail to keep you coming back for more, and this drink from good ol’ Scarlett’s is sure to have you ready for fall. This vodka-based drink muddles fresh strawberries with lemon and sage so that you can enjoy the sweet taste of this cozy cocktail all season long!
Spiked Hot Fudge Brownie Milkshake
Since fall in Florida is hardly chilly, we might as well make the most of it by enjoying a boozy frozen drink, and that’s where PK’s spiked milkshakes come in handy. We all know this season was made for enjoying sweet treats by a bonfire, so why not enjoy a nice spiked milkshake in the Florida heat instead? This drink may not be your classic cocktail, but between the sweet chocolate and smooth bourbon, you’ll satisfy your sweet tooth and your seasonal cravings all in one!
Feather and Drift
This drink will be sure to have you ready to curl up next to open fire, it’s the perfect combination of smooth and sweet that will be sure to taste good until the very last drop. This fall-ready cocktail is made with bourbon, peaches, port, earl grey, vanilla, and Aperol; soothing, comforting, and just a hint of sweetness makes this drink a win-win in our book.
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