5 Fall Cocktails Beyond Apple and Pumpkin

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5 Fall Cocktails Beyond Apple and Pumpkin

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5 Fall Cocktails Beyond Apple and Pumpkin


As the evenings begin to cool and the leaves change color we start to get an inkling of all things Fall.

You know the traditional flavors, the pumpkin lattes, the apple fritters, spiced anything. But what’s beyond that? Everything! Break free from the mainstream flavors of Fall and elevate your cocktails to the next level this season.

Below are some bold Fall cocktail concoctions shared by restaurateurs and distilleries from around the country.

The Meander Wood Gin Old Fashioned

Meander Wood Gin Old Fashioned by Acre Distilling Co.

The Meander Wood Gin Old Fashioned is a cowboy take on a classic old-fashioned, that is crafted in the tasting room in Fort Worth, Texas. It’s made with wood-aged dry gin that won silver at last year’s Los Angeles International Spirits Competition. The drink combines Acre Distilling Co. Meander Wood Aged Gin with simple syrup, Angostura bitters, and orange bitters, garnished with an orange peel.

Click here to get the full recipe for the Meander Wood Gin Old Fashioned.

The Redeemer

The Redeemer by Del Frisco’s Grille

The Redeemer incorporates the deep red fruit flavors of pomegranate along with toasted oak and the dark spicy notes so prevalent in the chilly fall season. Try one for yourself at any of the 24 Del Frisco’s Grille locations nationwide. The combination of Redemption Rye, Domaine De Canton, Pomegranate Juice and Fresh Lemon Sour make for an ideal autumn libation.

Click here to get the full recipe for The Redeemer cocktail.

McKenzie Scarf

The McKenzie Scarf by Finger Lakes Distilling

Best known as the region’s largest craft distillery in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country, Finger Lakes Distilling combines its handmade spirits with locally produced fruit for delicious autumn-inspired craft cocktails. The original McKenzie Scarf is a combination of McKenzie Rye Whiskey, Finger Lakes Distilling Cassis Liqueur, apple cider, cranberry bitters, whole cloves and cinnamon sticks. All of the ingredients go into a crockpot where they simmer on low for one hour before being enjoyed warm.

Click here to get the full recipe for the McKenzie Scarf cocktail.

Beggars Banquet

Beggars Banquet cocktail by Michael Przybyl, the Beverage Manager at the Hilton Orlando

Centrally located within all of the greatest attractions Orlando has to offer, the Hilton Orlando evokes the spirit of autumn with its Beggars Banquet. A “beer-tail”, the libation combines bourbon, maple syrup, lemon juice and lager for an easy DIY concoction.

Click here to get the full recipe for the Beggars Banquet cocktail.

Fare Thee Well

Fare Thee Well cocktail by MR CHOW

Iconic Beijing restaurant, MR CHOW is rolling out a new Fare Thee Well cocktail featuring rich fall flavors with unique seasonal ingredients like Luxardo apricot and lemon. This delicious fall-inspired drink is created by blending perfectly aged Bourbon, Luxardo Apricot, fresh lemon juice, Fee Bros Old Fashion bitters and garnished with a dehydrated orange wheel and black cherry.

Click here to get the full recipe for the Fare Thee Well cocktail.



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