During the hottest summer days, people clutch glasses of chilled drinks, seeking respite from the sweltering heat. Summer cocktails serve as a cooling oasis, whether an Aperol Spritz on a bar patio or a refreshing beer on a hot August weekend.
As summer yields to fall, ACs are swapped for sweaters, and autumn-inspired cocktails beckon. These drinks exude the season's essence, with robust flavors and colors, often featuring whiskey as the star but also showcasing gin, rum, and vodka. Prepare to immerse yourself in autumn with these cozy cocktails. They will evoke the scent of fallen leaves, cozy candles, and the celebrations to come.
Turkish Espresso Martini
1.5 ounce cinnamon infused Ketel One vodka
.5 ounce Mr. Black liqueur
.5 ounce Turkish coffee, syrup
2 ounce Maven Concentrate espresso
Add all ingredients and ice into a mixing glass. Shake ten times and serve in a chilled martini glass. Garnished with finely chopped pistachio and a Turkish delight (a traditional sweet candy).
1.5 ounce Cognac
1 ounce Rainwater Madeira
.5 ounce Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
2 dashes Regan's Orange Bitters
In a mixing glass add all ingredients and stir. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Express lemon zest garnish and discard zest. Adapted from Charles H. Baker's 1939 Gentlemen's Companion and found under Brandy Classics on the menu at Julep.
1 ounce Sazerac Rye Whiskey
.5 ounce Pierre Ferrand Cognac 1840
.5 ounce St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
.75 ounce Orange Juice
.5 ounce Cinnamon/Cardamom Syrup
1.5-ounces Oat Milk
Pour all ingredients and ice in a cocktail shaker. Double strain and pour in a sour coupe glass. Garnish with a charred cinnamon stick and a half wheel of frozen brûléed orange.
Black Lemon Drop
.75 ounces vodka
.75 ounces Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka
.5 ounce William Price Limoncello
.75 ounces simple syrup
1 ounce lemon juice
1 dash salt tincture
1/2 bar spoon activated charcoal
2 dashes your favorite color edible glitter
In a shaker tin combine all ingredients. Shake vigorously and double strain into a chilled coupe glass. Rim with black sugar (combine equal parts activated charcoal and refined sugar), and Garnish with a dehydrated lemon wheel or a lemon twist.
Carefully crafted with the slightest touch of freshly pressed apple juice and bitters, the 1888 Treacle’s unique take on Brugal 1888’s nearly neat serve compliments the premium rum’s hints of toffee, vanilla, and cinnamon perfectly – making it a delicious sip for fall.
2 ounces Brugal 1888
1 ounce pressed apple juice
.5 ounce sugar syrup
1 dash angostura bitters
To recreate this cozy sip all season, simply combine Brugal 1888, fresh apple juice and sugar syrup. Stir over ice, strain into a rocks glass and garnish with some bitters and a dehydrated apple crisp.