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Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Ginger-Infused Cocktails
Posted: November 7, 2018

Warm Up with Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Ginger-Infused Cocktails

Cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger are traditional flavors in fall baking, and they have the same warming effect on cocktails that they have on your favorite pie or pumpkin muffins. These recipes all feature the spices of fall.

Fall spices can take a traditional cocktail to the next level. Whether you add a stick of cinnamon as garnish, or a quick grate of fresh nutmeg on the top of a bourbon punch, adding a finishing touch of spice can transform a cocktail from blah to exciting.

Cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg are some of the most common fall spices, but we love some of the lesser-utilized spices in fall cocktails as well. Star anise looks beautiful floating in a warm drink, and infuses a lovely licoricey flavor. Take a tip from grade school pomander balls and spike an orange wedge with whole cloves for a beautiful seasonal garnish. 

Here are our favorite cocktail recipes featuring the spices of the season:

Fancy Bourbon Punch

4 Parts Maker's Mark Bourbon
1 Part Sugar
3 Lemons
3 Oranges
4 Parts Tea

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A Warm Welcome

1.5 Parts Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
1 Egg White
0.5 Part Lime Juice

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Oatmeal Cookie Cocktail

2 oz Baileys® Irish Cream
0.5 oz Butterscotch Schnapps
0.25 oz Monin Cinnamon Syrup

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2 oz Cruzan Aged Light Rum
1 oz Frangelico
3 oz Pear Nectar
Ground Cinnamon

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1 parts Kraken Black Label
1/4 part Cinnamon Syrup
1/4 part Lemon Juice

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Bourbon Milk Punch

3 Parts Whole Milk
2 Parts Half and Half
1.5 Parts Jim Beam
1 Part Powdered Sugar

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Laphroaig Penicillin

2 Parts Teacher's Highland Cream Scotch Whisky
0.75 Part Fresh Lemon Juice
0.75 Part Honey Syrup

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The Rumford Punch

(Serves 4)
• 7 oz Rum
• 4 oz Hot Water
• 1.5 oz Honey
• 1 tsp Butter

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Honey Toddy

​1 oz Jim Beam Honey
4 oz Lemonade
1 Lemon Wedges
Soda Water
2 Whole Cloves
1 Cinnamon Stick

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Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve Old Fashioned

2 Parts gala apple infused Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve Bourbon
0.75 Part Cinnamon Simple Syrup

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