How to Host the Perfect Fall Happy Hour
Fall's beautiful weather is the perfect reason to gather with friends over a cocktail, and Nicole McLaughlin has a happy hour menu that celebrates the season in the most delicious ways possible. From a cheesy baked appetizer to rosemary-infused chicken kabobs, we've got you covered with the best fall party menu that'll pair perfectly with your adult beverage.
Fall Cider Mules
Take a refreshing sip of the season with a classic cocktail made new. Warm, subtle spices from apple cider are brightened up with fresh lime juice and a kick from ginger-infused simple syrup and Tito's® vodka.
Make your happy hour spread the one to beat with this easy, large batch-friendly drink recipe that's sparkling with fall flavors. Adding a fun, seasonal twist to your next party will be a breeze with this cocktail in hand.
Baked Brie With Caramelized Apples and Spiced Praline Bacon
Nothing says fall quite like warm, spiced apples. Add decadent baked cheese and you have an instant winner. " I always like to include something cheesy on the menu," shares McLaughlin. "Whether it's a dip, spread, or sandwich, cheese is an easy crowd-pleaser."
Start by topping bacon with seasoned pecans and baking until crisp. While you wait, caramelize sliced apples in a simple mixture of butter, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Top your baked Brie with the sweet, salty, and crispy goodness that is guaranteed to wow your guests.
Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs
Have something deliciously hearty on hand to avoid grumbling bellies before dinner. These flavorful kebabs — made with cubed chicken breasts, bottled ranch dressing, Worcestershire sauce, and rosemary — are the perfect handheld party food.
Marinate chicken for at least 30 minutes before skewering and grilling. The result is succulent meat with beautifully seared skin and incredible flavor that'll keep the party going strong.
Kicked Up Olives
This 5-star recipe combines olives, orange juice, crushed red pepper, and garlic for an unforgettable dish. The uniquely delicious flavors are great for fall or any time of year. "All of those aromatics will be infused into the olives," says Nicole. "It's the perfect addition to your cocktail hour."
Want to really kick it up? Tito's will take your olives to another level — add a splash to finish things off and you're ready to serve and enjoy your fantastic fall happy hour spread.