Sip on an Autumn Aperitivo

Whip up a seasonal cocktail to celebrate the arrival of fall

Amore for Amaro Aperitivo, Photo by Taylor Amos
Photo by Taylor Amos

Fall is finally upon us, and with the cooler season comes many of our favorite autumnal pastimes—hello backyard campfires, football games, and harvest festivals. There’s never any shortage of fun seasonal activities, all of which seem to pair perfectly with a flavorful fall cocktail (or two). This year, I’m exploring the season’s warm, comforting flavors without turning to the most famous squash seasoning. Instead, I’m reaching for a crisp dry cider and sparkling ginger beer. Paired with a bittersweet amaro (an Italian herbal liqueur), this simple, low-proof seasonal punch is elevated with bright citrus and warming aromatic notes.

Amore for Amaro

Ingredients (serves 12)

  • 2 cups Amaro Montenegro
  • 2 cups dry apple cider
  • 2 cups ginger beer or ginger kombucha
  • Apple slices

Add the Amaro Montenegro and cider to a punch bowl or pitcher. Add ice and the ginger beer just before serving. Garnish with apple slices. For a festive touch, carve out apples to use as serving vessels, or make a large batch and garnish with fresh slices.

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