My Favorite Fall Cocktail! (( Only Four Ingredients! ))

My favorite fall cocktail! Only four ingredients!Each season I try to come up with an easy cocktail recipe that I can 1. Make really fast (#entertaining), and 2. Keep all the ingredients on hand all season long. Because there's nothing more bummin' than having surprise guests and having to be like, "Can I offer you a…water?" because you realized mid-sentence that you have nothing fun in your fridge. Ugh! 

This cocktail is an EASY mix of two of my faves—whiskey lemonade and whiskey apple cider. I really love having a pot of hot apple cider simmering (and then you just add a shot of whiskey when you serve) for parties. So this is kind of a little of both. Fresh and tart and sweet and spiced. I hope you like it!! 

My favorite fall cocktail! Only four ingredients! Spiced Cider Lemonade Cocktail, serves one. 

1 part lemonade
1 part apple cider
1.5 ounces whiskey 
a pinch of cinnamon 

Combine in a shaker with ice, shake and serve! Use some orange slices and cinnamon sticks to garnish if you want to win the hostess with the mostest award. 

Note: The better your lemonade and cider, the better your drink will be! I like a very tart lemonade and a cider with a lot of spice. If you can't find a cider with a lot of spice, you can always simmer it with some spiced tea bags to make it more flavorful—it's a whole extra step, but sometimes good cider is hard to find. Whatever you do, don't use plain apple juice! Too weak. If you do that, then at least add a bunch of cinnamon, OK? I'm only telling you all this because I love you. 

For you weirdos who hate whiskey, try dark rum instead. 

My favorite fall cocktail! Only four ingredients!  My favorite fall cocktail! Only four ingredients!  (More photos just in case you weren't craving one yet! Haha) Ummm…Can I have one now? xx. Elsie 

ps. I forgot to mention, this makes an excellent mocktail as well. Just omit the whiskey and you're good. It's like an Arnold Palmer for AUTUMN! 

Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson.