‘Tis the season for sipping seasonally inspired cocktails—from an apple pie-inspired liquid treat to a burst of blackberry in a Moscow Mule. Knock back one of these tasty concoctions and watch your holiday stress slip away.
Apple Pie Mimosa from Spice Brick Oven Kitchen Tapas & Bar
Fans of bubbly will want to try this sweet offering, which blends crisp Champagne with fresh apple cider for a refreshing autumnal take on the classic mimosa. A cinnamon-and-sugar rim adds a little something extra for your sweet tooth.
Spice Brick Oven Kitchen Tapas & Bar, 10800 Haynes Bridge Road, Alpharetta, 770-777-0778, spicebrickovenkitchen.com.
Pumpkin Pie Martini from Sage Woodfire Tavern
This Thanksgiving favorite is reinterpreted in liquid form as a creamy martini with light flavors of pumpkin and cinnamon thanks to pumpkin puree and a cinnamon stick garnish. Vanilla vodka, crème de cocoa and butterscotch schnapps make it a boozy dessert you can sip. And a honey and graham cracker rim you can admire.
Sage Woodfire Tavern, 11405 Haynes Bridge Road, Alpharetta, 770-569-9199, sagewoodfiretavern.com
Cientifico Loco from the El Felix
For a little bit of fall in a glass, imbibe the Cientifico Loco with bold aromas of the season that tickle the palate. Bulliet bourbon is combined with Dos XX Amber and an apple shrub made with local apples, clove and cinnamon for a spicy and fragrant lift. Ginger syrup adds a little zing.
The El Felix, 1130 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta, 678-248-5239, theelfelix.com
Blackberry Sage Smash from Campania
Get in on the rye trend of distilled spirits with this drink, which uses Woody Creek Colorado Straight Rye Whiskey, made from Colorado rye. This 90-proof rye mash whiskey is surprisingly smooth, with notes of citrus peel and oaky vanilla, as well as pronounced pepper. This one will certainly take the edge off hosting a house full of in-laws.
Campania, 800 N. Main St., Alpharetta, 770-559-4674, campaniaga.com
Blackberry Buck from Village Tavern
An autumn-inspired Moscow Mule gets a festive twist from blackberries and whiskey. Ginger beer adds fresh crispness, while some good ol’ Jack Daniels gives it a southern bite.
Village Tavern, 11555 Rainwater Drive, Alpharetta, 770-777-6490, villagetavern.com