Sadly, summer is over, and it’s time to pack away the flip flops and margaritas. The end of summer is usually a period of mourning in my house, until I realize just how much I love my favorite, broken-in jeans and Uggs. Pair those with a blazing fire and a nice, belly warming cocktail, and I’m a happy girl again.
While I am absolutely in love with summer, I secretly have a crush on fall. Seriously, the weather is perfect, the wardrobe is comforting, and the great foods are bountiful. It is as if fall is a flavor in itself, and if I had to pick a liqueur that was the perfect embodiment of the taste of fall, I would choose Rum Chata. If you haven’t had it, you are missing out. Plus, it’s really fun to say. It’s a creamy bath of sweet, spicy, exotic rum, the perfect pair for fall flavors. Now, imagine this exotic goodness, paired with hazelnut and salted caramel. Are you imagining this? Your next drink, needs to be this martini!
Caramel Haze Martini
3 oz. Rum Chata
1 oz. Smirnoff Caramel Vodka
1 oz. Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur
A pinch of sea salt
Pour ingredients into a shaker, and shake until blended.
Prepare a martini glass by drizzling caramel syrup in a spiral inside the glass. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt.
Carefully pour the martini into the glass, and serve immediately.
Toast to fall and all things cozy, then enjoy!
BUT THATS NOT ALL!!
My foodie friend Colleen, from Souffle Bombay gathered a group of us together for a fun post about the flavors of Fall PLUS hold on to your hats!! We are giving away a GORGEOUS Kitchen Aid 5QT Professional Stand Mixer! Who’s feelin’ lucky?
Get ready for some serious deliciousness coming your way! Things like DIY Maple & Apple Breakfast Sausage, a colorful Layered Potato Gratin, hearty Black Bean & Pumpkin Soup, delicious Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese, super-fun & seasonal Apple Cider Jello Shots , Mini Cheesecakes with Mini Caramel Apple Pops and so much more!
If you are looking for more awesome fall flavors, check out these awesome recipes here:
Maple & Apple Pork Breakfast Sausage Patties from Courtney’s Sweets
Roasted Pumpkin, Gruyère and Spinach Quiche from Afropolitan Mom
Black Bean & Pumpkin Soup from Giggles Gobbles & Gulps
Farm Fresh Broccoli & Cheese Soup from How Does Your Garden Grow
Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup from O’ Boy Organic
Squash Soup in Pumpkin Bowls from A Day In Our Shoes
Roasted Root Vegetable & Apple Soup from Momma Lew
Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese from The Good Mama
Vegan Portobello Pizzas from Busy Bee Kate
Layered Potato Gratin from Girl Gone Mom
Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Roasted Vegetables & Bacon from The Vintage Mom
Cinnamon Swirl Cake from A Grande Life
Mini Cheesecakes with Mini Caramel Apple Pops from Souffle Bombay
Gluten Free Sweet Potato Pie from Mom Blog
Caramel Haze Martini from The Fabulous Fairy
Apple Cider Gelatin Shots from Can’t Google Everything
Salted Caramel Appletini from How I Pinch A Penny
Join us for #Food4Fall and who knows YOU may be the proud new owner of an apple-red Kitchen Aid! Good Luck!