My Favorite Fall Cocktail Is Mostly About Pretending It’s Still Summer

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A Fall Cocktail Reminiscent of Summer

by Daniella

Fall made it’s staunch presence known to New York City this week, with temperatures moving into the 50 degree mark, medium-term—and the climate conjecture promising business as usual for a long time to come. While a significant number of my companions met the presentation of fall with open arms, I was less than enthused.

As a California kid, I’m similarly as enchanted—maybe considerably more so—with warm sweaters, pumpkin zest granola spread, PSL, and the changing of leaves.

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But at the same time, Winters are not inbred in me, which means gray skies and temps below 70 are hard—extremely hard.

There was a point last February when I nestled into a ball on the lounge chair, mourning to my better half that I couldn’t considerably recall the sentiment of the sun on my skin. “Also, I cried, “there are still months left.”

The majority of this is to state, I’m taking as much time as is needed relinquishing summer. Since despite everything I have an extraordinarily hard time eating sustenance that is out of season, my primary life saver is by means of my favorite mixed Fall Cocktail.

My significant other can make sweltering flavors all he’d like—I’ll be here with my most loved disclosure of the previous summer, Ketel One Botanical.

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Indeed, even the bloom secured bottles help me to remember more lighthearted seasons, and the flavors—Cucumber and Mint, Peach and Orange Blossom, and Grapefruit and Rose—take me straight back to picnics in Central Park, with the fragrance of new cut grass floating noticeable all around and maverick young doggies cavorting over to give me kisses.

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Liquor is, all things considered, an additive, so it bodes well that the vodka imbuements, which are all-normal and unsweetened, have some way or another figured out how to safeguard the quintessence of a whole season.

The Peach and Orange Blossom Fall Cocktail has been my go-to—it helps me to remember Morocco (maybe not unintentionally, a place where there is pretty much interminable summer), and, with a sprinkle of shining water and a cut of orange, it’s the ideal thing to get back home to after a gnawing stroll in the cheek-consuming breeze.

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Here’s the recipe:

Ketel One Botanical and Soda

1.5 Oz. Ketel One Botanical Peach and Orange Blossom

3 Oz. Soda

Serve in an Ice Filled Wine Glass

Garnish With a Peach Slice and Orange Blossom

Five Point Scale

Flavor: 4

Flavor Intensity: 3.75

Sweetness: 3.25

Vodka Taste/Presence: 3.25

Finish: 2.75

Made in Schiedam Holland

30% Alcohol

73 Calories Per 1.5 Oz Serving


Here’s an even richer version of the Fall Cocktail with ice cream!

1oz vodka of your voice
2 1/2 oz lemon-lime soda
3 oz orange sherbet
1 1/2 oz vanilla ice cream
2 1/2 oz light cream


Combine all ingredients with 6 ice cubes in a blender. Blend until smooth, and pour into a parfait glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and a slice of orange, and serve.

Read more: Orange Blossom Special recipe

Key Tips to Enjoying the Upcoming Holiday Season

Regardless of whether you will be escaping the cold weather this season or not, would you like to know what the magic secret is in order to enjoy the holidays?

Quite simply, in order to have the best holiday season, this begins with an intention.

There is a wonderful and loving energy available to everyone and it’s available to us throughout the year.

This energy lives within each of us. It is called the power of positivity.

We are the only ones who can truly decide what the holidays or any other time of year will be like.

What we hold in mind is what we’ll get – every time! In order for us to enjoy the holidays, all we need to do is allow for them to be pleasant.

Life is really simplistic if that’s what we are focusing on.

Our thoughts determine what we experience.


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