There’s nothing like sipping a piping hot toddy or warm apple cider by the fire on a chilly evening. So why not bringing some of that cozy comfort that everyone craves to your next event? Fall is the perfect time to incorporate cinnamon, sweet pumpkin, crisp apples into a festive drink. Try one of these 5 big-batch fall cocktails (adjusted for servings of 50) that attendees will love to cozy up to:
Mix cream liquor and vodka into an ice-filled shaker. For the pumpkin, combine pumpkin liquor, syrup or puree with liquor. Serve in a martini glass and garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and a dash of ground nutmeg.
25 oz. of cream liqueur
100 oz. of vanilla vodka
25 oz. of pumpkin liqueur
Tub of whipped cream
Large container of ground nutmeg
Combine all ingredients into a large pot and simmer over low heat. Stir repeatedly until warmed through. Ladle into mugs, and garnish with a cinnamon stick.
6 gallons of apple cider
6 pints of bourbon whiskey
50 oz. of maple syrup
25 oz. of lemon juice
With a mixer, combine butter, sugar, orange zest, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg for about 1 minute. Add butter mixture to dark rum and boiling water. For tartness, add a squeeze of orange juice (optional).
50 sticks of room-temperature unsalted butter
200 oz. of dark brown sugar
25 oz. of orange zest
75 oz. of ground cinnamon
75 oz. of ground ginger
12 oz. of ground nutmeg
75 oz. of dark rum
3 gallons of boiling water
Carton of orange juice
Simmer all ingredients in a large pot over medium heat. Make sure not to boil, as the wine will lose its alcohol content. Add slices of orange to garnish.
9 gallons of inexpensive red wine
50 orange slices
100 oz. brandy (optional)
100 oz. honey or sugar
1 cup of whole cloves
1 cup of cinnamon sticks
1 cup of whole star anise
Place a cinnamon stick in each glass. Combine pumpkin ale with cider in a large bowl. Ladle into a beer glass and garnish with lemon. Add a dash of cinnamon on top of the foam.
3 gallons (5 growlers) of pumpkin-flavored ale
6 bottles of Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider
1 packet of cinnamon sticks
50 lemon wedges
Large container of ground cinnamon