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Great Fall Themed Cocktails made with Vodka

Autumn alcoholic drink mulled wine in pumpkin

When summer turns to fall, you can’t help but notice. The leaves change colors, the temperatures cool, and the sun sets earlier and earlier. Soon, you’re swapping out your swimsuits and shorts for long pants and jackets. 

But what isn’t likely to change with the seasons is your love of frozen vodka beverages. Luckily, you don’t have to say goodbye to summer and the frozen treats you love. All it takes is a blender and a little ingenuity to take those yummy vodka cocktails straight from the pool to the hearth.

So slip into something warm, and let’s get festive with these fantastic frozen fall cocktails with vodka.

 Different seasonal alcohol cocktails - mulled wine, glogg, grog, eggnog, ginger ale, hot buttered rum, punch, apple cider, sangria, white background

#1 Frozen Cranberry Grapefruit Apple Cider Mule 

The iconic Moscow Mule is known for two things—its sweet, spicy flavor and the kitschy copper mugs true Mules are always served in.

Now, this classic vodka cocktail gets a frozen makeover for fall in this quick and simple recipe. 

Ingredients

  • 1 SLIQ Spirited Ice Cranberry & Grapefruit Vodka hard freezer pop 
  • 2 oz. apple cider
  • Ginger beer
  • Lime wedge 
  • Cinnamon

This cocktail recipe is so easy you’ll wish you thought of it. In a blender with ice, mix the freezer pop, apple cider, and ginger beer, topping it off with fresh-squeezed lime juice from the lime wedge (you can substitute this with lemon). Blend until smooth and pour into chilled glasses—those classic copper mugs, if you have them handy. If you want a stronger version of this drink, substitute or use a portion of hard apple cider. 

Finishing with a dash of cinnamon adds an extra-festive touch and really complements the rich, spicy flavor of the ginger.1

#2 Apple Cider Lemonade Slushie 

Few fall themed cocktails announce that autumn has arrived quite as emphatically as apple cider. Here’s how you can transform this staple of apple orchards and harvest parties into your go-to frozen autumn cocktail.

This twist on a classic Bellini takes just a few ingredients and a couple of minutes but packs a festive punch.2 Here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients

  • 1 SLIQ Spirited Ice Lemonade Vodka hard freezer pop
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 2 cups Prosecco 
  • Ice

Mix the hard freezer pop, apple cider, prosecco, and ice until smooth using a blender. If the ice is already crushed, combine everything in a cocktail shaker and shake until well combined. Pour into glasses and garnish with a stick of cinnamon to really tap into those cool fall vibes.

#3 Spiced Pear & Cranberry Frozen Martini 

Looking to spice up a fall evening with something seasonal? This Spiced Pear & Cranberry Frozen Martini is a perfect way to get autumn flavor in an icy beverage with not one but two of the season’s best fruits.3

As one of the seminal fruits of fall, pears ripen just in time for all your autumnal get-togethers, from Halloween parties to Thanksgiving dinner. You’ll find there’s no better way to liven up the party than with this autumn cocktail.

Ingredients 

  • 1 SLIQ Spirited Ice Cranberry & Grapefruit Vodka hard freezer pop
  • ½ pear, diced
  • ¼ oz. simple syrup (or maple syrup if you don’t have time to make simple syrup)
  • 1 oz. vanilla liqueur 

Mix the hard freezer pop, diced pear, simple syrup, and vanilla liqueur in a blender or cocktail shaker with ice until smooth. Serve ice cold in classic martini glasses with a sprinkle of nutmeg or cinnamon to garnish.

If you’re looking for extra fall spiciness in every sip, you can rim the martini glasses with cinnamon or a cinnamon and sugar mix. Make the drink look fancy by garnishing with a cinnamon stick.

#4 Frozen Rosé Collins

Although its partner drink, the Tom Collins, enjoys most of the publicity, a Rosé Collins is a surprisingly delicious cocktail in its own right. 

A Rosé Collins uses rosé vermouth, which is infused with a distinct blend of berries, spices, and herbs that give it a light peppery taste, making it a wonderful fall option. Mixing in one of SLIQ’s three flavors of Spirited Ice Vodka hard freezer pops—Cranberry & Grapefruit, Blue Raspberry, or classic Lemonade—is a quick and easy way to elevate this simple drink.

Ingredients 

  • 1 SLIQ Spirited Ice Vodka-Infused hard freezer pop, in the flavor of your choice
  • 1.5 oz. rosé vermouth (if you don’t have any, you can substitute this with hard cider)
  • 0.75 oz. lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz. simple syrup

Once you’ve gathered your ingredients, all that’s left to do is put them all together in a blender and hit mix. Once the drink is blended, pour the mixture into glasses and serve. Garnish with an orange peel or, better yet, with fresh cranberries for an ultra-fall flavor.4

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#5 Vodka Pumpkin Smash

No other fruit embodies fall flavor than pumpkin. Any Thanksgiving meal would not be complete without pumpkin pie. If you really want to embrace the pumpkin theme, you can do no wrong serving this cocktail.

Ingredients:

  • 1 SLIQ Spirited Ice Lemonade Vodka hard freezer pop
  • 1 oz pumpkin spice syrup
  • 4 oz soda water
  • Lemon Wedges

To make the syrup, mix pumpkin puree, water, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice in a sauce pan and boil over medium to high heat. Remember to stir constantly to properly mix and dissolve. Remove from heat and rest for 15 minutes once the syrup becomes smooth. Strain the syrup to get rid of the plumps. Finally, combine the pumpkin spice syrup, freezer pop, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker until properly combined. Pour in cocktail glasses and decorate with lemon wedges or orange peel.

All of these drinks prove how versatile vodka really is. But just as fascinating as the drinks you can make with vodka is its creation. If you’re wondering what is vodka made of, you’d be surprised by just how simple the ingredients are, and prove it is greater than the sum of its parts.

SLIQ: Premium Hard Freezer Pops 

When summer ends, and the party moves indoors, these scrumptious, frozen fall cocktails mean you get to take the vodka with you. 

Then again, it can be nice to skip the fuss and reach for something ready when you are. That’s where SLIQ’s hard alcoholic ice pops come in.

Whether you’re entertaining guests or enjoying a relaxing night in, SLIQ’s Spirited Ice vodka ice pops are a premium, frozen alcoholic beverage that requires almost zero work. All you have to do is open and enjoy. 

Available in Lemonade, Blue Raspberry, and Cranberry & Grapefruit flavors, or enjoy our equally delicious agave spirit and rum options. 

Sources: 

  1. Yummly.com. Apple Cider Moscow Mule. https://www.yummly.com/recipe/APPLE-CIDER-MOSCOW-MULE-1793820
  2. RealSimple. Cider Bellini. https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/recipe-collections-favorites/apple-cider-bellini
  3. TheSpruceEats. Peary Bird Cocktail Recipe. https://www.thespruceeats.com/peary-bird-recipe-760966
  4. RobbReport. How to Make a Rosé Collins. https://robbreport.com/food-drink/spirits/rose-tom-collins-valentines-gin-vermouth-cocktail-1234595355/
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