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Hayrides, Bonfires, And......The Perfect Fall Cocktail!

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Fall has arrived! No matter how you feel about falling leaves, crisp cool evenings, and dark, cozy nights, this season should be celebrated. With the arrival of fall come opportunities for coming together in unique ways----hayrides, bonfires, apple picking, and scouting the pumpkin patch for the perfect jack o’ lantern are common reasons we get together and celebrate the fruits of harvest time. Do we really need a reason to throw the perfect get together, though?

Eat, drink, and be merry!

Fall also brings with it the unique opportunity to incorporate signature flavors in the food and drink that we serve at our gatherings. For many, the thought of warm apple cider, a pumpkin spiced something-or-other, and tart apple evoke strong memories of cool evenings, crisp crackling leaves, and warm times together with family and friends. Bring a little of the flavor of fall to your next gathering with these fall-inspired cocktails, courtesy of Palmetto. We blend premium distilled products with some truly innovative cocktail concepts so that you can wow your guests and create a celebration that they are not soon to forget. Try these flavor pairings and take your fall party to the next level:

The Maple Leaf

We’re not quite sure why the flavor of maple gets associated with fall gatherings, but we sure are glad that brings its delicious influence to this cocktail. Both refreshing and comforting, this is the perfect blend of sweet and sour to warm up any social gathering.


2 oz Palmetto whiskey

¾ oz maple syrup

¾ oz lemon juice

Mix and shake vigorously; serve over ice.

Apple Pumpkin Spice

The dynamic duo of fall flavors is here in this unique and refreshing beverage. Save this beauty for your favorite guests as you come in from the cool evening and enjoy a warm night of conversation and deliciousness by the fire.


1.5 oz Palmetto whiskey

1.5 oz spiced apple cider

2 Tbsp pumpkin puree

1 tsp maple syrup

1 dash cinnamon

Blend all ingredients gently by hand and serve with a cinnamon stick for an extra kick of flavor.

Hot Toddy

With the arrival of cool crisp evenings and darkening days comes the need to comfort with some extra warmth. Nothing warms you up after a brisk hayride like a nice hot toddy--soothing on the throat and the soul, it will inspire intimate conversation and warm memories for everyone at your gathering.


1 oz Palmetto whiskey

2 tsp lemon juice

1 Tbsp honey

¼ c hot water or tea

Whisk together whiskey, lemon juice, and honey, pour in hot water, and garnish with fresh lemon. Delicious!

Moonshine And Cranberry

Get ready for a kick of sweet and tart with this next killer cocktail---the unique flavor of Palmetto White Lightning Moonshine is a perfect companion to crisp, tart cranberry. Get ready to see some puckery smiles around the bonfire as you serve up this powerful beverage!


1 part Palmetto White Lightning Moonshine

2 parts cranberry juice

Mix well and serve over crushed ice. Feel free to garnish with fresh citrus wedges, if desired.

Apple Pie Cider

This fun, fruity cocktail will be the talk of your party---and the unique way you serve it up will inspire all sorts of additional food fun if you let it! Eat your glass when you’re done; it will be the perfect end to the perfect cocktail experience.


Gala or Pink Lady apples, hollowed out

Equal parts apple pie moonshine and your favorite apple cider

Mix liquids well and serve in hollowed out apples. Garnish with cinnamon sticks or cloves, if desired. Feel free to munch on your glass when finished!

Pumpkin Spiced Ale

While we can’t take all the credit for this flavor profile, we can certainly enjoy a mug of ale or two at our next fall festival gathering. Beer lovers, this is next-level taste!


Your favorite fall or pumpkin spiced beer

A shot of Palmetto Apple Pie Moonshine

Blend and enjoy!

We’ve Got The Goods…..Come And Get ‘Em!

Palmetto Distillery combines age-old traditions, recipes, and distillation methods to create some of the best moonshine and whiskey that money can buy. Regardless of how you celebrate this season, make your fall festival more memorable and special with these perfect cocktails. Visit www.palmettodistillery.com to place your order today!