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Fall Cocktail Recipes

We love fall. The weather. The leaves. The abundance of fall-inspired cocktail recipes on menus across the country… On that note, we’ve decided to sift through the myriad recipes that have been inundating our inbox since Labor Day, and we’ve selected four of our favorites. They’re delicious, seasonally appropriate and easy to make at home, which is a solid trifecta. Check below for the recipes.

brugal rum toddy

1888 Toddy (Brian Hawthorne, The Wayland, NYC)

1.5 oz Brugal 1888 Rum
.5 tbsp Honey
4 oz Hot water
.25 oz Ginger Juice or 2 Ginger Slices

Mix all ingredients in a toddy glass. Garnish with a lemon twist and cinnamon stick.

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brugal high and dry cocktail

High & Dry (Trevor Schneider, Goldbar, NYC)

2 oz Brugal Extra Dry Rum
.5 oz Velvet Falernum
.5 oz Cane syrup (or Demerara)
1 oz Lime juice
Apple Wedge
Club soda
3 dashes Angostura bitters

Muddle apple wedge in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add all other ingredients (except club soda) and shake with ice. Strain into a highball glass over new ice and top with club soda (1oz). Garnish with an apple slice.

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kilbeggan cocktail

Kilbeggan Autumn Elixir (Anna Walsh, Cork, Long Island

1.5 oz Kilbeggan Irish whiskey
.5 oz Yellow Chartreuse
.5 oz lemon juice
.75 oz honey syrup
3 Blackberries

Muddle blackberries with honey syrup in a shaker base. Add the rest of the ingredients and ice, shake and double strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with lemon zest and blackberries.

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pumpkin old fashioned

Pumpkin Old Fashioned (Finch at the Boxer Hotel, Boston)

1.5 oz bourbon
1 oz maple syrup
.5 oz Grand Marnier
2 tbsp pumpkin puree
Bitters
Orange peel twist or rosemary sprig for garnish

Combine pumpkin puree, bourbon, syrup, Grand Marnier and bitters in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain through a fine mesh strainer into a chilled old fashioned glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a rosemary sprig or orange peel.

Written by Kevin Gray

2 Comments

  1. Top flights: 5 links we love for pumpkin-flavored drinking | Bootleg Bartender · October 17, 2013

    […] This pumpkin old fashioned from Finch inside the Boxer Hotel in Boston is one of 4 fall cocktails featured on Cocktail Enthusiasts this week. […]

  2. Todd @ HonestlyYUM · October 18, 2013

    I just know I’d love the High and Dry. I’m a rum and falernum kinda guy. That’s my thiiiiing 😉 Oh, and the Ron Brugal is an old favorite of mine. Giving this one a try for sure!

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