Fall Drinks

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The Fall Punch

post iconStefan Trummer of Trummer’s on Main in Clifton, VA created the delicious cinnamon and apple flavored punch as a perfect companion to pumpkin pie! …Read More

Pumpkin Horchata

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The concept of this drink was based on Spanish Horchata (rice milk). However I have been longing to work with Pumpkin for a couple years now and this Halloween gave me the perfect excuse. The Pumpkin really goes nicely with the rice milk and the Bourbon blends in perfectly giving the overall profile nice warm tones.

La Poire Golden Harvest

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Fall Back

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It’s that time of year again, the end of Day Light Savings. DLS was instituted in the last century so some rich folks could have an extra hour of day light after work so they could golf. Yay! It doesn’t really create any extra day light, although that’d be pretty cool if they could.  So what to do?  Drink, of course.

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Harvest Sour

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Cranberry Cooler

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Autumn Apple

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Fall is here once again and this weeks drink combines the wonderful Autumn flavors of apple and cranberry,  Spiked with warming absinthe and the zing of ginger, this one will warm you insider and out… Read more

Autumn Harvest

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Ingredients:
2 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
3/4 parts Heering Cherry Liqueur
1 dash Fee Brothers Old Fashioned Aromatic Bitters
2 parts Milk Stout Beer
Fresh nutmeg

Directions:
Combine Basil Hayden’s, cherry liqueur and bitters in a mixing glass.Add ice and shake.Roll in the milk stout beer. Strain into an old fashioned glass with ice. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and cherry on top.

Created by Charles Joly. Courtesy Basil Hayden’s Bourbon.… Read more

Harvest Moon

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Ingredients:
1 ½  parts Tequila Avión Anejo
1 part Apple-flavored liquor (can use apple from concentrate as a sub)
¼  part pear juice
Splash of egg white
Dash of fresh lemon
Pinch of ground cinnamon

Directions:
In a shaker add all ingredients over ice then shake and strain.  Harvest Moon can be served either straight up or on the rocks and garnish with a thinly sliced pear.

Courtesy of Tequila Avión Anejo.… Read more

Holiday Highball

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Ingredients:
1 oz Baileys Original Irish Cream
.5 oz iced coffee
1 oz Bulleit Bourbon
1/8 oz 2:1 raw sugar syrup
3 mint sprigs

Directions:
Mix coffee and sugar syrup together and set aside. In a highball glass, layer 2 mint sprigs in the bottom of the glass, then top with crushed ice. Add Baileys Original Irish Cream, Bulleit Bourbon, and simple syrup. Swizzle together, leaving the mint at the bottom of the glass. Float … Read more

The After-Turkey Apertif

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Ingredients:
1 oz Moon Mountain Organic Vodka
1/4 oz sweet vermouth
1/4 oz Zwack
5 dashes Angostura Bitters

Directions:
Pour Ketel One Oranje, sweet vermouth, Zwack and 5 dashes of Angostura Bitters into a rocks glass filled with ice. Stir gently. Garnish with lime.

Courtesy of Moon Mountain Organic Vodka.… Read more

Cold Pumpkin Pie

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Thanksgiving is only a few days away.  I love Thanksgiving so much it’s hard to pick my favorite part of the holiday, but I have to say that it’s probably pumpkin pie.  I love pumpkin and this time of the year that I find myself eating a lot of pumpkin in all kinds of ways from pumpkin ice cream to pumpkin cheesecake and of course pumpkin pie.  This Thanksgiving I want to inspire you to … Read more

Spiced Rum Toddy

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Ingredients:
1 ½ oz Home-Spiced Flor de Caña  (spice recommendation: vanilla bean, nutmeg, cinnamon)
3 oz hot water
½ teaspoon of butter on top
1 cinnamon stick

Directions:
In an Irish coffee mug, add boiling water, rum and top with a small slice of butter. Stir with cinnamon stick and garnish with fresh nutmeg on top.

Courtesy of Flor de Caña Rum.… Read more

Hound’s Tooth Toddy

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Ingredients:
2 oz. SKYY Infusions Ginger
.75 oz honey
Juice of half a lemon
2 sage leaves
4 oz of Earl Grey tea (hot)

Directions:
Combine all ingredients directly in a wine glass. Garnish with a sage leaf.

Courtesy of SKYY Infusions Vodka.… Read more

Toasty Toddy

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Ingredients:
1.5 oz Dewars White Label
1 oz Disaronno Amaretto
1 bar spoon of honey                           
.75 oz lemon juice
3-4 oz hot water
1 cinnamon stick, cracked

Directions:
In a mixing glass add one cracked cinnamon stick, lemon juice, bar spoon of honey, Disaronno, and 2 oz of Hot Water.  Stir contents until honey has properly dissolved.  Pour contents into toddy glass or wine goblet.  Add 1or 2 more ounces of hot water, and garnish … Read more

Heather 81

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Welcome autumn with this honeyed cocktail from Grey Goose Vodka! The honey comb garnish is beautiful and delicious. If you want to play with flavors, try blackberry honey, lavender honey, or another floral honey for a more intense taste. Photo and recipe courtesy of Grey Goose Vodka.… Read more

Caramel Apple Pie-tini

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 Courtesy Baileys Irish Cream.… Read more

Calypso Coffee

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Golden Gate Persimmon Cocktail

Persimmon is one of my favorite fall fruits. It looks like autumn to me more than apples or turning leaves. So here’s a recipe for enjoying this unusual yet simple fruit in a cocktail. Courtesy of Square One Vodka, credit to Allison Evanow. (Beautiful photo from Food Librarian, who loves persimmon as much as I do and shares some other recipes.)… Read more

Pilgrim’s Pear

What better way to celebrate everything you’re thankful for than with a sparkling cocktail made withseasonal fruit? This light Thanksgiving cocktail is the perfect accompaniment to the heavy meal that makes Turkey Day one of my favorite days of the year.

I recommend making it with gin — the juniper is a nice herbal counterbalance to the sweetness of the pear. However, it tastes great with vodka, too. I’m sure there wasn’t any prosecco or

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Texan Hot Chocolate

It’s cold! So the folks at Tito’s Handmade Vodka figured they’d warm us up with this Texas treat. Created by mixologist, Russell Davis, this hot chocolate is a boozy mixture of Tito’s, Paula’s Texas Orange Liqueur, chocolate chips (yum), sugar and milk. It is all topped off with marshmallows, grated chocolate and and orange slice. Created by Russell Davis, Peche. Recipe & photo courtesy of Tito’s Handmade Vodka.… Read more

Apple Bob

The Domaine de Canton Apple Bob is a spicy play on the traditional Halloween game. Green apple puree gets a kick with Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur, tequila and Cointreau. The cocktail is perfect for the chilly nights surrounding Halloween and will make you happy you grew up past sticking in your head in a bucket of water in order to get an apple treat. Courtesy of Domaine de Canton.… Read more

Spirted Punch

The word “punch” is derived from the Hindu word “panch or paunch” meaning “5”. Thus, there are typically five main components to a punch- Spirits, spice, citrus, water (or other dillutant, eg. Tea) and a sweetener. This is a modern interpretation of this classic 17th/18th century “punch service” style of imbibing. Courtesy of Domaine de Canton.… Read more

Hot Apple Cider

Courtesy of Zaya Rum.… Read more

Pumpkin Caipirinha

It’s almost Halloween, so bring out the pumpkin cocktails! This one uses cachaca–a spirit similar to rum made from cane sugar. Photo and recipe courtesy of Leblon Cachaça.… Read more

Jack-o’-Lantern Punch

No Halloween festivity is complete without a pumpkin jack-o’-lantern. This year, impress your friends by serving up this delightful rum punch right inside a pumpkin! Make it at home, bring it over, serve it up, it’s as easy as pumpkin pie. Nicaragua’s Flor de Caña rum is slow-aged and highly acclaimed for its flavor profile. Subtle hints of caramel and vanilla mesh perfectly with the fresh lemon juice, cloves and apple juice to make this … Read more

The Green Crush

Our friend Hal at A Muddled Thought was playing around with some Absinthe to come up with a Autumn Cocktail. He came up with this concoction of Lucid Absinthe, Cruzan Rum, a touch of Vanilla, a dash of Orange bitters and Orange Soda, it is sure to be come an instant classic.

The Green Crush

1 oz Lucid Absinthe
1 ¼ oz Cruzan Rum
¾ Vanilla Syrup
½ oz Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
2 Dashes … Read more

Smashing Pumpkin Martini

Created by Felix Albano of Fifty Seven Fifty Seven, NYC.… Read more

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