I’m struck by how often I hear bartenders say their favorite cocktail menu is the one they put out in the fall. The palates here tend to favor big, bitter drinks and whiskey, they say. And this cold, damp weather is ideal for that flavor profile.
You can check out our story today about fall cocktails and where to drink them here. Below are additional drink recipes you can try at home.
So, maybe it’s hard to duplicate that smoky cocktail that Canon’s Jamie Boudreau whipped up there in the picture, but he offers another cocktail , Washington’s Mule, that you can make at home. And just as good.
2 oz Laird’s apple brandy
½ oz lime juice
3 dashes Angostura
Shake strain into iced Collins, top with 3 oz spicy ginger beer. Garnish with lime wedge.
And here’s a recipe from Capitol Cider by Philip Thompson
1 1/2 oz Bank Note Scotch
1/2 oz Bénédictine
1/4 oz St Elazebeth Allspice Dram
1/2 oz Lemon
Shake all ingredients pour into a collins glass with ice and top with 2 oz Ginger Beer