Seven Liqueurs Inspired By The Flavors Of Fall
by Staff Writer
When you think of autumn, certain fruits, nuts and spices come to mind, don’t they?
At least in the south, we’re thinking apples and pears, pecans and peanuts… You see what I’m saying? And then there’s fall baking with lots of cinnamon and nutmeg – for all those pies, natch?
And of course, we can’t forget maple syrup for pancakes on lazy Saturdays in autumn, hot maple lattes on cool days and sweet potato pies for no reason at all.
So of course we wanted to find the best liqueurs to sip on (or mix) that would keep us warm and give us all the fabulous flavor of fall. Take a look at the seven spirits you need to stock your fall-inspired bar.
It’s like drinking maple syrup straight out of the bottle. Need we say more? Honestly, not sure we’re mixing this one. Maybe just sip on it?
One might expect a syrupy-sweet flavor, but this liqueur possesses a great balance of sweetness and spice.
Tasting notes: Expect a smooth blend of cinnamon and nutmeg, with hints of sherry and port wine.
Tasting notes: Nutty, caramel and orange citrus with vanilla cinnamon stick spice and butterscotch undertones. Extremely clean texture showing hints of maple syrup and toasted pecans. Best sipped and savored neat, but also mixes incredibly well in handmade cocktails.
Doesn’t that sound delicious?
Sweet Potato Liqueur
Not just for pie. You can drink your candied sweet potatoes.
This spirit is made from 100% sweet potatoes grown on the Corbin Cash estate.
Tasting notes: Maple, brown sugar, cinnamon and clove on entry with light lingering hints of vanilla and spice.
We searched high and low for a true apple liqueur. And while we found many apple liqueur blended with other spirits, Apple Playa is the only one we found made from 100% apple With a hint of cinnamon!
Tasting notes: Sweet red apple, spicy earthy cinnamon
We can’t help but think that a nutmeg liqueur would go perfectly with a mug of eggnog or maybe splashed across an apple pie But that’s just us.
Tasting notes: Soft earthy entry with spice heat building slowly through the mid-palate, progressing from sweet nutmeg to the nearly clove-like notes of powerful mace.
Second only to apples, pears are a popular fruit in the fall. And when you try George Spiced Pear Liqueur with it’s sweet Bartlett pear and notes of autumn spices clove and cinnamon, you’ll wonder why you haven’t made this a tradition like watching the leaves change in the mountains.
Yup. That good.
Tasting notes: Sweet pear, spice, hints of vanilla
This was a hard call. Fireball or Goldschlager? Ultimately we went with the Swiss-made cinnamon liqueur with the pretty 24 k gold flakes floating around inside. Let’s just say they’re golden leaves falling!
Tasting notes: Sugar, cinnamon, black pepper