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5 Cocktails We’re Craving this Fall

5 Cocktails We’re Craving this Fall

Some of our favorite flavors are featured in autumn—and no, we’re not talking about pumpkin spice. Instead, we’re focused on maple, cinnamon, nutmeg and apples as the most enticing ingredients in our glass because they can all be enlisted to make cocktails with a delicious kick. Here are five to elevate your taste buds and please your palate. As an added bonus, they can all be easily recreated in the comfort of your own home.

Cinnamon Smash

Created by Belvedere

1.5 oz Belvedere Vodka 

.25 Grapefruit Chucks

2 Dashes Ground Cinnamon

.75 oz Lemon Juice

.75 oz Simple Syrup

2-3 dashes Angostura Bitters

Method: Muddle the grapefruit, lemon juice and simple syrup in a mixing glass. Add rest of ingredients. Top with ice. Shake. Strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with grapefruit slice.

Glassware: Rocks

Apple Rose
Created by Four Roses Bourbon
1.5 oz Four Roses Bourbon
1.5 oz Apple Juice
4 dashes Angostura Bitters 

Method: Fill glass with ice and add bourbon. Add in apple juice. Stir briefly. Then add dashes of Angostura bitters on top. Garnish with apple slices.

Glassware: Collins


Created by Zachary Pease for My Friend Duke


1 oz Caffe Lolita

1 oz Amaro Nardini

1 oz Braulio Liqueur


Method: Add all ingredients into glass. Whip shake your cream. Stir on crushed ice. Top with nutmeg.

Glass: Nick and Nora

Oaxacan Old Fashioned (Because we’re having a mezcal moment and an old fashioned is always ideal for fall!)

Created by Claire Clancy for Gem & Bolt Mezcal 

See Also
Paneer Kadai Recipe

2 oz. Gem & Bolt Mezcal

1-2 Sugar cubes

2 Maraschino cherries 

2-3 dashes Angostura Bitters

1 Orange wedge

 Method: Muddle sugar, cherries and orange and build in glass. Top with large ice cube. Garnish with orange peel.

Glass: Rocks

The Leaf Peeper
Created by Davio’s Manhattan 


2.5 oz Bulleit Rye

.05 oz Maple Syrup / Sherry Reduction 

Method: Stir with ice, strain into rocks glass. Serve on ice. Garnish with burnt orange twist.

Glassware: Rocks

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