It’s officially fall, and with the autumn season comes plenty of costume parties, pumpkin everything, and maybe a few happy hours around a campfire. Preface your smores with one of these yummy beverages.
Basil Hayden Autumn Harvest, Recipe by Charles Joly Ingredients: 2 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon ¾ parts Heering Cherry Liquor 1 dash Aromatic Bitters 2 parts Milk Stout Beer Fresh Nutmeg Directions: Combine Basil Hayden’s Bourbon, cherry liquor, and bitters into a mixing glass. Next, add ice and shake. Roll in the milk stout beer and strain into an old fashioned glass with ice. Lastly, garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and cherry on top.
Apres Ski Ingredients: 2 oz. SKYY Infusions Blood Orange 6 oz. Hot Apple Cider Nutmeg Cinnamon Stick Garnish Directions: Combine all the ingredients in a snifter glass. Next, sprinkle with nutmeg and garnish the cocktail with a cinnamon stick.
Caramel Apple Sangria Ingredients: 1 part Pinnacle Caramel Apple Vodka 2 parts Light Red Wine 2 parts Chai Tea ½ part Simple Syrup Fresh Lemon Juice to Taste Directions: Serve the drink in a large serving bowl. Add in diced pears, plums, and red apples as the garnish.
Vanilla ZING Ingredients: 2 oz. ZING Red Velvet 1 oz. Milk or cream ½ oz. Vanilla Simple Syrup Directions: Shake and strain the drink into a martini glass. Garnish the drink with a vanilla bean or cinnamon.
EFFEN Salted Caramel PB & Grape Ingredients: 1 ½ parts EFFEN Salted Caramel Vodka ¼ part Torani Peanut Butter Syrup 1 part Concord Grape Juice Splash Fresh Lemon Juice Garnish with Grapes and Soft Caramel Directions: Muddle all of the ingredients except the vodka in a mixing glass. Add the vodka and stir with ice. Next, strain it into a chilled rocks glass over ice. Garnish the drink with a skewer of two grapes and one cube of soft caramel.
Kilbeggan Autumn Elixir Ingredients: 1 ½ Parts Kilbeggan Irish whiskey ½ Part Yellow Chartreuse ½ Part Lemon Juice ¾ Part Honey Syrup (2 parts honey, 1 part water) 3 Blackberries Directions: Muddle the blackberries with honey syrup in a shaker base. Add the rest of the ingredients and ice. Next, shake and double strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish the cocktail with lemon zest and blackberries.
Orange Spiced Cider Ingredients: 1 Numi Orange Spice Tea Bag 8 oz. Apple Cider 2 oz. Dark Rum Directions: Heat the cider until it's very hot. Steep one tea bag directly in the cider for five minutes, covered. Next, uncover and add the rum. Stir and garnish with a cinnamon stick.
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Whiskey Cocktail Flight, $21 Available at The Living Rooms of W New York, Times Square, and W New York Downtown Recipes Courtesy of Gerber Group Resident Mixologist, Andres Santillana Old Fashioned Muddle sugar cube with a tiny dash of soda water 1 dash Angostura Bitters 1 dash Regan’s Orange Bitters 2 oz. Buffalo Trace Stirred (in glass), Rocks, Orange & Lemon Twists Manhattan 2 oz. Rittenhouse Rye 1 oz. Antica Sweet Vermouth 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters Garnish with a Lemon Twist 2 Pony Kick 2 dashes Xocolatl Bitters 1 tsp. Demerara 2 oz. Coffee and Cacao Bean infused Makers Mark Stirred, Rocks, Orange & Lemon Twists
The Red Si Martini Ingredients: 1 ½ oz. Figenza Fig Vodka 1 oz. Blood Orange Juice Champagne Blood Orange Slice for Garnish Directions: Shake the cocktail well. Top it off with champagne and serve up. Garnish the cocktail with a blood orange slice. figenzavodka.com for more recipes