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Autumn is my favorite season. The weather is mild but not yet cold. Nature changes colors. And it’s time for apple drinks!
The Harvest Highball uses apple cider, ginger liqueur, rye whiskey, and just a touch of cinnamon. It is a crisp, dry cocktail with an apple overtone and a ginger kick. The cinnamon and apple mixed just enough to make me think of fresh baked apple pie.
1 1/2 oz rye whiskey
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The holidays are coming! Not that we need an excuse to whip out the punch bowl, but this is the season. What party is complete with out punch? This week we’re featuring on a classic whiskey tea punch. It’s easy, tasty and will leave you guests full of cheer.
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.
Champagne cocktails are a fun way to celebrate … or just feel like you’re celebrating. The Shrinking Violet gets its delicate flavor and lovely color from crème de violette, a brandy-based liqueur made with violets. The liqueur gives a delicate sweetness and floral aroma to the cocktail, complementing the champagne rather than covering it up. Add a pansy, violet or viola for garnish!
The name Red Rooster is a play on words referencing the savoriness of the cocktail, since the recipe idea came from the Mexican chunky-style salsa pico de gallo, which means rooster’s beak. This cocktail was created for and built around the flavor profile of Fortaleza Tequila, whose blanco is incredibly herbaceous and vegetal. The rooster is also a big part of the Sauza family’s history and family crest. Guillermo Sauza is the sole owner … Read more
With Mexican Independence Day coming up, reader Kanhaiya thought this cocktail would be appropriate to share. Tequila, Dark Rum combined with pineapple, orange and lime juice and a touch of nutmeg are combined for a tasty treat to toast the day.
September is National Bourbon Heritage Month and the folks at Wild Turkey wanted to share their twist on the classic Whiskey Sour. They replace the sweet and sour with grapefruit & lime juices mixed with honey, which creates a fruitier sour. The 101 proof bourbon gives it a nice kick!
Beat the heat with this summer chiller created by mixologist, Kim Haasarud, of Liquid Architecture. Elderflower liqueur is combined with lemon sorbet and Champagne for a bubbly, sweet treat with a bit of lemony pucker. Now, which way to the pool?
Let us know what you think! Courtesy of Moët & Chandon.
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