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Try these fall-infused recipes for a good old fashioned time

There’s no better way to warm up as the cold weather approaches than by sitting down with a nice, hearty drink. Get the blood flowing and the feeling back in your fingers with a couple of our signature fall recipes.

Autumn Old Fashioned

Classics stand the test of time for a reason. But there’s always room for improvement. Try something new by adding some fall flavours to a good Old Fashioned blend.

Autumn Old Fashioned. Photo: Jeff Wilcox

Autumn Old Fashioned. Photo: Jeff Wilcox

What you’ll need:

  1. Bourbon (2 oz)
  2. Apple flavoured bourbon (1 oz) *For these I recommend starting with Jim Beam Devil’s Cut Bourbon and Jim Beam Apple.
  3. Honey syrup (1/2 oz) *Honey syrup is created by mixing 1 part honey with 1 part water.
  4. Aromatic bitters (4 dashes) *I recommend picking up a bottle of angostura bitters from your local Loblaws.
  5. 1 orange (peel to garnish)

Once you’ve got your ingredients gathered, mix them up, garnish, and it’s ready to enjoy with friends.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cider

Think Saturday morning, with Cartoon Network, a big yellow school bus, and a bit of a buzz. This drink is definitely a go to when midterm season is approaching and you need a pick-me-up that loosens up those writing muscles.

What you’ll need:

  1. Spiced rum (1.5 oz)
  2. Hot apple cider (6 oz)
  3. Cinnamon (1 tbsp)
  4. Sugar (1 tbsp)

Once you’ve got your ingredients together, coat the rim of the glass with the mixture of cinnamon and sugar, then add the rum and cider.

*Optionally, you can add ground graham crackers to the cinnamon and sugar coating for an extra kick of flavour.

Emily is in her fourth year of Political Science. She loves studying and academics which follows into her research work. She's a stern black coffee drinker and is a proud Acadienne. When she's not working or doing school work, you can find Emily listening to 70s music on vinyl and watching Parks and Recreation. If you ask her about parliamentary institutions, she won't stop talking.