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Hattiesburg, MS

The fall chill calls for a seasonal drink! Incorporating unique seasonal spice combinations like cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg mixed with autumn fruits like cranberries, pears, or apples can impress your guests or compliment a relaxing evening at home. So no matter the occasion, you are sure to find a fall beverage recipe below to suit your tastes. Our knowledgeable staff at Lincoln Road Package Store can help you choose the right ingredients for spiced cocktails perfect for fall and any occasion this season.

Hot Buttered Rum

Nothing sounds better than a toasty warm drink to shake the chill on a cold evening. Hot buttered rum is a historic drink dating back centuries, and our version is slightly sweet and spiced with cinnamon and allspice joined with dark rum and butter for a smooth, creamy beverage.

  • Recipe:

Roll six tablespoons of salted butter flat with a rolling pin. Cover the butter with one teaspoon cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, ¼ teaspoon allspice, and three tablespoons of brown sugar. Mix thoroughly and use immediately or refrigerate for later use. When ready, add one and a half tablespoons of spiced butter to the glass, followed by six ounces boiling water and two ounces of rum. Add whip cream if desired.

Pumpkin Old-Fashioned

Pumpkin beverages are all the rage during the autumn season. The pumpkin twist on an old-fashioned is a slow sipping drink with spice, vanilla, and maple notes perfect for a night by the fire. However, bourbon lovers can enjoy this slightly sweet variation for any fall occasion.

  • Recipe:

Place the following ingredients in a cocktail shaker, add one handful of ice, and shake until cold. Then, strain into ice-filled lowball glasses and garnish with an orange peel and rosemary.

  • 2 oz bourbon whiskey
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • ½ tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters

Pear Martini

Pears are a fall favorite in the culinary industry. With a sweet, delicate flavor, a pear martini is the perfect unique cocktail for the fall season. Using pear vodka to infuse a fruity aroma and muddled fresh pear brings the flavor to life in two waves.

  • Recipe:

Chop and muddle ½ of a ripe pear in a cocktail shaker. Add two ounces of pear vodka, ½ ounce lemon juice, one ounce of simple syrup, and two dashes of orange bitters. Then, add one handful of ice, shake until cold, and strain into a chilled martini glass. Finally, garnish with a pear slice.

Cranberry Margarita

Cranberries are often used in seasonal culinary dishes and decorating this time of year. The cranberry margarita tart yet sweet flavor brings a crisp seasonal taste that’s a refreshing nuance to a traditional margarita flavor.

  • Recipe:

Place the following ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until cold. Then, cut a lime wedge and run it around the rim of the glass before dipping the edge into a plate of salt. Finally, fill the glass with ice, strain the margarita into the glass, and garnish with a rosemary sprig and cranberries.

  • 3 tbsp 100% unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 3 tbsp Tequila Blanco
  • 2 tbsp Cointreau
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp simple syrup

Spiked Apple Cider

One of the most common seasonal fruits this time of year is apples. Traditional apple cider with a kick of rum is the perfect fall cocktail for chilly evenings or overcast days. A bonus of making spiked apple cider at home is the smell generated from the cider that creates a festive scent lifting your spirits.

  • Recipe:

In a medium pot, combine ½ teaspoon whole cloves, two-star anise, three cinnamon sticks, and six cups apple cider and warm over low heat for 30 minutes to one hour, stirring occasionally. Before serving, stir in one cup rum and garnish festive mugs with whole cranberries and orange slices.

Whether you decide to have a quiet evening alone or with friends and family, creating the perfect complimentary fall beverage for your occasion is simple with the above seasonal selections. Visit Lincoln Road Package Store at 2800 Lincoln Road, Suite A, in Hattiesburg, MS, to purchase the quality ingredients for your next soiree. Feel free to call us at (601) 268-3677 or email with questions or recommendations.


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