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Best Fall Drinks In Tampa Bay

October 14, 2013 8:00 AM

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As the weather cools off a little and people can put on their comfy sweaters and jeans, they start to think of fun drink ideas for the fall season. One of the first drink ideas to pop into most heads is something to do with pumpkins. This list contains, in no particular order, five of the best fall drinks and their recipes. No matter if you prefer a beer or a martini, you are sure to like one of these fun drinks this fall season

Fat Jack Pumpkin Beer
The Moon Under Water
332 Beach Drive N.E.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 896-6160
www.themoonunderwater.com

Fat Jack is a seasonal beer, so get it while you can. Every fall, the pubs and bars around the Tampa Bay area try to get in a new crop of pumpkin-flavored beers. This fall season is no different and the hottest flavor out there right now is Fat Jack. Fat Jack is a pumpkin ale that has double the pumpkin and spices to make a rich yet smooth fall flavor that will delight.

Pumpkin Martini
Tryst Gastro Lounge
240 Beach Drive N.E. 
St Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 821-4567
www.trystgastrolounge.com

Tryst is a fun gastro lounge with a lively crowd, and if you haven’t tried it yet, then do yourself a favor and go in for a fun pumpkin martini. The pumpkin martini is fabulous and you will want to try one this fall while they are available. If you miss out on getting your hands on this pumpkin martini, then you can make one yourself to try at home. The ingredients are one part spiced pumpkin liqueur and 1.5 parts vodka and butterscotch schnapps. Some bartenders also try to make it fun by adding a brown sugar rim.

Cappuccino Martini
Cheap
309 S. Howard Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 258-5878
www.cheapinsoho.com

The name comes from the concept that being cheap is something this restaurant and bar will never be. It promises to not skimp on quality or service while maintaining reasonable prices for drinks and food. Cheap also has a Supper Club, called the $20 Supper Club. Dine and drink for cheap at Cheap, Tuesday through Thursday, for $20. For the $20 flat fee, you will get a special menu with options for all you can eat and drink. Only two items can be ordered from the menu at a time and only one beverage at a time. If looking for a perfect fall cocktail, order up the Cappuccino Martini made with Stoli Vanilla, Kahlua and a double shot of espresso. It is then capped off with a Kahlua drizzle and a chocolate wafer.

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Bière de Café
Dunedin Brewery
937 Douglas Ave.
Dunedin, FL 34698
(727) 736-0606
www.dunedinbrewery.com

Dunedin Brewery is the oldest microbrewery in the state of Florida. Dunedin Brewery makes many of the local favorites in beer sampling. Bière de Café is one such beer that is now available in a limited release for the fall season. This is a brown ale made with locally roasted coffee and chocolate. This is a true American Brown Ale that has a great kick. The Bière de Café is very smooth and has a wonderful roast flavor.

The Hot Toddy
CIro’s Speakeasy
2109 Bayshore Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 251-0022
www.cirostampa.com

All of the bartenders at Ciro’s are trained to make every known cocktail the old fashioned way – from scratch. One of the favorite drinks for fall weather is the Hot Toddy and you won’t find a better one than here. The ingredients for a Hot Toddy are one ounce of whiskey, one tea bag, one cup of hot water, one tablespoon of honey, one quarter lemon and cloves and cinnamon. Why make it yourself though when you can go to Ciro’s and have a real experience of an old time speakeasy?

Related: Best Bars With Local Liquor And Brews In Tampa Bay

Sherrie Beth is a freelance writer covering all things Tampa Bay. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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