Articles Tagged: Fall

The Fall Punch

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

Ingredients:
2 oz Highland Park 12 year
2 oz apple cider
1 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz simple syrup
1 oz cinnamon syrup*

Directions:
Mix ingredients together in a large container and pour over a full glass of ice.

*Cinnamon Syrup
Boil equal parts water and sugar, and 2 cinnamon … Read more

Pumpkin Cocktails for Halloween

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Halloween is not only pumpkin-carving time; it’s also pumpkin drinking time! (But please … finish with that carving knife and put it away before you hit the sauce.)

Whether you use pumpkin spice liqueur, pumpkin spice mix, pumpkin purée or a combination, Autumn’s iconic orange vegetable (or is it a fruit?) is a welcome addition to the cocktail mixer.

Now time to mix!

Here are Drink of the Week’s top picks for Halloween pumpkin cocktails:… Read more

Cranberry Cocktails For the Holidays

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The time of year for cranberries is here!

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and plan on celebrating without a cocktail, don’t you? (Or maybe instead of celebrating, you’ll just be coping with relatives. Either way, a cocktail is in order.) Here are some fabulous cranberry cocktails for your holiday:

    Grateful Cranberry — This unique mixture of cranberry, honey, bourbon, green tea and ginger ale is perfect for Thanksgiving and beyond.
    Cosmopolitan — Somehow this drink

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DIY Apple-Vanilla Bourbon

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It’s Fall, dammit! Time to get cozy with some autumnal booze.

The great thing about this simple apple-vanilla bourbon is that it’s so flexible: You can drink it alone, in a Manhattan or in a new creation of your own. (To learn how to design your own recipes, check out our book: DIY Cocktails.)

Granny Smith apples give a bright, pie-like flavor to the infusion. You can use any kind of apple, but sweeter apples … Read more

Hey, Fig Spender

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This sweet, autumn variation on a Manhattan is the perfect drink to sip by the fireplace. It takes a little DIY effort, but it’s worth it.

Make some fig bourbon for this tipple, and if you’re really feeling like a mixologist, make the bitters yourself, too. Dubonnet is an aperitif much like sweet vermouth, and it can be found in most liquor stores.

This is a sophisticated treat for an upscale Halloween party or holiday … Read more

Nectarine and Honey Cocktail

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Fall may be approaching, but that doesn’t mean the end of fresh fruit in your cocktail! This simple sparkling drink is good in a heat wave or autumn breeze, so drink up.

You can try this with your favorite fruit. We love nectarines, but plums, peaches, cherries, or apricots would also taste great with honey.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz vodka
1 oz honey syrup (half honey, half warm water)
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/2 nectarine, … Read more

Harvest Highball

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.

Ingredients

    1 1/2 oz rye whiskey
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Sleepy Hollow Fizz

Created by Brian Miller of New York hotspot Death & Co, I thought this would be a great drink to welcome October (Rocktober for you a Rock ‘n Rollers) and begin the build up to Halloween. Death & Co will also be well represented at this weekend’s Manhattan Cocktail Classic. Courtesy of Flor de Caña Rum. Enjoy Brian’s scary Halloween take on the classic fizz.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy a potpourri of Thanksgiving links:

Manly Ways to Prepare Turkey [Mental Floss]
The History of Thanksgiving [The History Channel]
A fruitful and liberal harvest [Boing Boing]
Thanksgiving Toast [DOTW]
Thanksgiving 2008 [The Food Network]
Pumpkin Liqueurs [DOTW]
Pumpkin Martini [DOTW]
Why do the Lions & Cowboys always play on Thanksgiving? [Mental Floss]
Top 10 Thanksgiving Drinks [College OTR]… Read more