With the changing leaves and the verdant landscape, once plush, becoming sparser, can only mean one thing: Fall is slowly sneaking upon us. While the weather cools off, so will your guests’ palates. Instead of seeking out libations that cool off and refresh, guests will want to be comforted and warm. Fall flavors like apple ciders, pumpkin spices and warm liqueurs, will keep your cocktail menu fresh and get guests excited for the changing season.
Courtesy of SKYY Vodka.
2 oz. SKYY Infusions Ginger
½ oz. lime juice
1 oz. pumpkin puree
Splash of honey water*
Slice of fresh ginger, for garnish
Combine all ingredients except ginger slice in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain over fresh ice into a Collins glass. Add long slice of ginger into glass lengthwise for garnish.
*Honey Water is made using equal parts honey and water.
Maple Apple Punch
Created by Jonathan Pogash, the cocktail guru.
4 oz. Flor De Cana 7 Year Rum
2 oz. apple cider
1 oz. maple syrup
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
Slice of lemon, for garnish
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and stir well. Pour into Collins glass and garnish with slice of lemon.
Courtesy of Auchentoshan Classic
2 oz Auchentoshan Classic
1oz. fresh pear puree
4 cardamom pods
½ oz. simple syrup
3 ml. orange zest
½ oz. fresh lime juice
Pear, for garnish
Muddle cardamom pods in the base of the shaker. Add Auchentoshan, pear puree, simple syrup and lime juice. Shake with cubed ice and strain. Garnish with pear.
Created by Jorge Guzman of Ofrenda Cocina Mexicana in New York.
1½ oz. Espolón Tequila Reposado
½ oz. Frangelico
½ oz. lemon juice
1 oz. chile piquin-cinnamon syrup
2 dashes of Wormwood Bitters
Lemon twist, for garnish
Shake ingredients together and strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with lemon twist.
Created by mixologist Franky Marshall of Clover Club in Brooklyn, N.Y.
1 oz. Wild Turkey 81
½ oz. Lustau East India Solera Sherry
½ oz. Cinzano Bianco
1 dash Bitter Truth Xocolatl Mole Bitters
1 dash orange bitters (1-1 Fee's & Regan's)
Stir all ingredients over ice. Strain into coupe.
Tequila Revolucion 100 Proof
2 oz. Tequila Revolucion 100 Proof