September Cocktail Roundup

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September Cocktail Roundup

Food & Drink

September Cocktail Roundup

Every month, we receive a variety of cocktail recipes from mixologists, restaurants and brands. With September coming to a close, it’s time for a September Cocktail Roundup!

Candela Mamajuana

To celebrate fall’s return, Candela Mamajuana, the first ready-to-drink premium spiced rum specialty drink from the Dominican Republic, is sharing five recipes to keep you toasty.

Punta Cana

Named after a popular resort town in the Dominican Republic, a Punta Cana is a tropical resort escape in a glass.

Punta Cana: Photo: Candela Mamajuana.

Named after a popular resort town in the Dominican Republic, a Punta Cana is a tropical resort escape in a glass.

Ingredients and Directions

Mix 2 ounces Candela Mamajuana with 2 ounces passion fruit juice and 1 ounce fresh lemon juice, then serve.

Tiguere

To make a Tiguere, mix 3 oz of Candela Mamajuana with 2 oz fresh lemon juice and 1 oz jalepeño-infused syrup. There's no quicker way to warm yourself up than with a little kick.

The Tiguere. Photo: Candela Mamajuana.

Can you handle the heat? There’s no quicker way to warm yourself up than with a little kick.

Ingredients and Directions

To make a Tiguere, mix 3 ounces of Candela Mamajuana with 2 ounces fresh lemon juice and 1 ounce jalepeño-infused syrup.

Oriente Caliente

Ready for some adult La Croix? This bubbly treat gives you a little taste of summer when you're snuggled up in your fall sweaters!

Oriente Caliente. Photo: Candela Mamajuana.

Ready for some adult La Croix? This bubbly treat gives you a little taste of summer when you’re snuggled up in your fall sweaters!

Ingredients and Directions

Mix 2 ounces Candela Mamajuana with 2 ounces of Prosecco and 2 ounces Yuzu Liqueur (a citrus liqueur).

The Happy Ending

With fall inevitably comes office sicknesses. Instead of downing Vitamin C, protect yourself with kombucha - just not at the office!

The Happy Ending. Photo: Candela Mamajuana.

Instead of downing Vitamin C, protect yourself with Kombucha – just not at the office!

Ingredients and Directions

Mix 3 ounces Kombucha with 3 ounces Candela Mamajuana for a cold cure you’ll actually want to drink.

Old Fashioned With A Twist

Update this classic drink for fall by substituting rum instead of whiskey, bourbon, or rye.

Old Fashioned With A Twist. Photo: Candela Mamajuana.

Update this classic drink for fall by substituting rum instead of whiskey, bourbon, or rye.

Ingredients and Directions

Muddle 1 sugar cube with 2 dashes bitters. Add 2 ounces Candela Mamajuana, ice, and an orange twist on the side.

From Hennessy

Hennessy Black Gimlet

Black Gimlet. Photo: Hennessy.

Black Gimlet. Photo: Hennessy.

Ingredients

1.5 ounces Hennessy Black

0.75 ounces Fresh Lime Juice

0.75 ounces Simple Syrup

Garnish: lime wheel

Glass: Martini, coupe or Rocks (if on ice)

Directions

Add all ingredients to a shaker tin with ice and shake until chilled, strain into a martini or coupe glass, garnish with a lime twist or wheel.

Black Berry Sangria

Black Berry Sangria. Photo: Hennesy.

Black Berry Sangria. Photo: Hennesy.

Ingredients

12 ounces Hennessy Black

1 bottle Casa Lapostolle Merlot or similar red wine

1 pint Raspberries

1 pint Blackberries

1 pint Blueberries

1 pint Strawberries

1/2 cup sugar

12 ounces Cranberry Juice or Cran-Raspberry

12 ounces Club Soda

Directions

Add all ingredients except Hennessy and Soda to a bowl or pitcher, all to rest for 12 hours in a fridge. Before serving add Hennessy and soda water.

From Smirnoff Ice

Green Apple Splash

The green apple spice made with Smirnoff Ice.

Green Apple Spice. Photo: Smirnoff Ice.

Ingredients

1 bottle Smirnoff Ice Green Apple

4 ounces ginger beer

4 ounces bourbon

Rosemary for garnish

Directions

In a cocktail mixer, combine Smirnoff Ice Green Apple, ginger beer and bourbon with ice. Shake. Fill a glass with crushed ice. Strain cocktail over ice. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

Fall Sangria

Fall Sangria made with Smirnoff Ice.

Fall Sangria. Photo: Smirnoff Ice.

Ingredients

1 bottle Smirnoff Ice Raspberry

1/2 bottle crisp white wine

7 ounces Smirnoff No. 21

18 ounces white grape juice

Apples, pears, oranges and raspberries for garnish

Directions

Pour Smirnoff Ice Raspberry, white wine, and Smirnoff No. 21 into a large pitcher. Stir. Stir in white grape juice. Top with slices of apples, pears, oranges and raspberries. Stir. Let sit in the fridge for 4-6 hours, stirring every hour.

From The Alley Cat Amateur Theatre (The Beekman)

Green Toki Highball

The Green Toki highball cocktail from the alley cat theatre.

Green Toki Highball. Photo: Alley Cat Theatre.

Ingredients

2 ounces Suntory Whisky Toki

1 ounces chilled Sencha Green Tea (or any other Japanese style green tea)

1/2 ounces lemongrass honey

Sparkling water

Directions

Add large cubes to glass. Add ingredients; stir to chill whisky and glass. Top with ice and sparkling water. Finish with matcha candied lemon wheel.

From The Skylark NYC

Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade

Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade. Photo: The Skylark.

Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade. Photo: The Skylark.

Ingredients

Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade

Tin Muddle 2 Strawberries

1 ounce Lemon Juice

1.5 ounces Rhubarb Syrup

Directions

Shake with ice and strain into a tall glass. Add soda. Garnish with sliced strawberries and lemon wheels.

From The Lookout Rooftop At The Envoy Hotel

Bees Nest

The Bee's Nest. Photo: @jwesselphotography©

The Bee’s Nest. Photo: @jwesselphotography© for The Rooftop and the Envoy.

Ingredients

1.5 ounces Glendalough Gin

0.25 ounces Honey Hibiscus

0.5 ounces Lemon Juice

0.5 ounces Tangerine Fruitations

Directions

Shake ingredients together and pour into glass. Garnish with lemon peel.

From The Rooftop At The Exchange Place

The Path to Your Heart

The Path To Your Heart. Photo: The Rooftop at the Exchange Palace.

The Path To Your Heart. Photo: The Rooftop at the Exchange Palace.

Ingredients

1/2 ounce Lemon Juice

1 ounce Housemade Blueberry Syrup

2 ounces Tanqueray

Stripped Rosemary Sprig

Directions

Shake ingredients together, then dump in tall glass. Garnish with lemon.

From STK Rooftop

Cucumber Stiletto

Cucumber Stiletto. Photo: STK Rooftop.

Cucumber Stiletto. Photo: STK Rooftop.

Ingredients

1.5 ounces Ketel One Citron

0.75 ounces St. Germain

0.75 ounces Lime

0.75 ounces Simple Syrup

2 Cucumber Slices

6 Mint Leaves

Directions

Muddle mint, cucumber, lime juice and simple syrup. Add citron vodka and St. Germain. Shake, strain into martini glass and garnish with a slice of cucumber.

Remember to enjoy responsibly! 

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