Autumn has finally arrived at Disney Springs, bringing with it several warm and cozy fall cocktails. Grab a friend and your favorite cardigan (okay… maybe t-shirt in Florida’s fall weather) and head out for a night on the town with these delicious drinks!
West Side’s Fall Cocktails
Gone Apple Picking Gin & Tonic
Stop by the West Side for a Gone Apple Picking Gin & Tonic at Jaleo by Jose Andres. This recipe takes the simple and traditional gin & tonic and gives it a unique Spanish twist. This cocktail is made with Fords gin, La Gitana Pastrana Manzanilla sherry, Valdespino El Candado PX sherry, and Fever-Tree Indian tonic water. The Spanish word for apple is “manzana”, with manzanilla meaning “little apple” — which explains where the cocktail got its name!
Want to try this cocktail out at home? Here’s how!
- 1 ounce Fords gin
- 0.5 ounces La Gitana Pastrana Manzanilla sherry
- 0.25 ounces Valdespino El Candado PX sherry
- 4.25 ounces Fever-Tree Indian tonic water
Garnish with 2 Granny Smith apple slices and one full star anise pod and enjoy!
The Landing’s Fall Cocktails
For the next three cocktails, you’ll want to head over to The Landing. Here, you will find the Smoked Maple Old Fashioned at Enzo’s Hideaway, the Pumpkin White Russian at Maria & Enzo’s, and the Sake Sangria at Morimoto Asia.
Smoked Maple Old Fashioned
The Smoked Maple Old Fashioned at Enzo’s Hideaway takes the traditional cocktail and adds notes of cinnamon, maple, and a touch of chocolate. Find the cinnamon in the cinnamon pear syrup and the cinnamon stick garnish, the smokey maple flavor in the Smoked maple Knob Creek bourbon, and the chocolate flavor in the bitters. Like a typical Old Fashioned, this one is topped with an orange-peel garnish.
Pumpkin White Russian
For all your pumpkin spice cravings, Maria & Enzo’s has got you covered! The Pumpkin White Russian is Hangar 1 Vodka, Monin Pumpkin Spice, and heavy cream all topped off with a sweet sprinkled sugar rim.
Morimoto Asia’s Sake Sangria uses Asian pears and apple plums, both fruits at peak season during the fall, and mixes them with tangerine juice, sake, light white wine, and plum wine for a Japanese-inspired fall sangria. Asian pears are named as such because of their crisp texture and round exterior – making them look almost like an apple!
You can’t go wrong with any of these fall mixes, so be sure to check them out and report back on your favorites!