Three Essential Fall Beverages

Cocktails with flavors of an orchard in Fall have us raising glasses from our The Storied Table Collection and offering a toast to the festive entertaining season ahead.

We love having an impromptu gathering of friends on the porch during those days when it’s just warm enough to enjoy Chicago outside and still need a sweater.

Just as the weather turns chilly, we grab a group of our favorite glasses from Mexico and mix up some of our favorite apple cider based drinks!

Mojitos, Margaritas, Sangrias, in Chicago we don’t give up on the summer easily. That’s why we are often creating cocktails that have a memory of summer but are perfect for welcoming in the Fall.

We take our mojitos seriously! Not just in the summer months or when we are in Mexico. Of course it helps that we can take our artisan Mexican Multipurpose Hilary glass, grab some apple cider and light rum and go to the porch.

Here’s is our version of a Midwestern Fall Mojito~

Midwestern Fall Mojito

• 3 oz. (90 ml) club soda
• .5 oz. (15 ml) lime juice
• 10 mint leaves muddled with ¼ tsp. sugar
• 2.5 oz. (75 ml) light rum
• 2.5 oz. (75 ml) apple cider
1. Muddle mint with sugar in the bottom of the glass.
2. Add cider, rum and lime juice. Stir. Add ice.
3. Add club soda and stir gently. Garnish with apple peel, fresh mint, and a lime wedge.


Our Apple Pumpkin Margarita, makes us toasty with Tequila and the enhancement of Grand Marner in our Ariel glass.

Apple Pumpkin Margarita

• 1 ounce Grand Marnier
• 1 ounce gold or silver tequila
• 5-6 ounces apple cider
• Orange Segment
• Cinnamon Pumpkin Spice + cane sugar + coarse sugar for glass rimming
• Cinnamon stick and apple round for garnish
1. Mix cane sugar, coarse sugar and cinnamon pumpkin spice on a plate.
2. Run an orange segment around the edge of the glass, then press into the sugary
mixture to coat the rim.
3. Fill glass with ice, then add the Grand Marnier, tequila and apple cider and stir to mix.
4. Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks.


Apple Cider Sangria, Fall Style, is easily mixed up and batched for a crowd and poured into the luckily large Phoebe glass. Garnish with apple slices and go!

Apple Cider Sangria

1 bottle (standard size) of white table wine
• 2 1/2 cups apple cider
• 1 cup club soda
• 1/2 cup ginger or regular brandy
• 3 favorite apple varieties, chopped
• 1 orange chopped
• 3 pears, chopped
• 1 apple sliced into triangles for garnish top of glass
• 1 Festive Straw!
1. Combine all ingredients together in a pitcher and stir.
2. Refrigerate and macerate for an hour or longer.