Fall is a time of plenty and a great season to remind yourself of all the fabulous harvest flavors out there. If you live in the apartments in Springfield, there’s no better time to spice up your dinners than with a cocktail that honors the changing temperatures. Whether you’re planning to throw a dinner party for 10 or one, you can mix up your cocktails with a few new recipes.
This recipe is a good way to add warmth and spice to your favorite glass of red wine. All it takes is honey, fruit and spices (oh, and a splash of brandy if you’re into that kind of thing). Just simmer the wine with all of your fun additions for 10 minutes and then enjoy. Mulled wine is a treat that dates all the way back to the second century when Romans heated wine to brace themselves against the winter cold.
When you want something crisper to pair with your dinner, an autumn fizz is a great cocktail that can stand up to bolder flavors. Similar to a gin fizz, you just add agave nectar, lemon juice and lemon. A topping of sparkling cider, fresh thyme and fresh apple slices rounds out the drink with a little extra bite.
This cocktail may take a few more ingredients to make, but the layers of flavor will convince you that you didn’t waste your money. Plus, you’ll have a story to tell your friends when you serve it. This drink, made with whiskey, allspice liqueur, raisin syrup, egg yolk and heavy cream, is a call back to an Irish bread traditionally served around Halloween. Bakers would actually place small objects (e.g., a coin, etc.) in the bread as a way to predict the future. You can hide objects of your own in there too!
If you’re looking for a little extra space around the table this year, consider touring The Residences at Springfield Station. Our apartments make the perfect backdrop if you love to entertain. Come tour our facilities to learn more about our amenities and floor plans or contact us to ask any questions you may have.