What You Should Be Drinking Right Now

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November 18th, 2009

Liquour.com Original Article

Next time you’re looking for a good bar bet, challenge your friends to name a famous fall cocktail. It’s nearly impossible. While there are plenty of well-known summer drinks and many holiday concoctions (care for a glass of eggnog?), there isn’t really much in between. What’s a thirsty drinker to do? We’ve taken it upon ourselves to find a true fall classic. We asked four of the country’s top mixologists—H. Joseph Ehrmann, owner of Elixir in San Francisco, Aisha Sharpe and Willy Shine of Contemporary Cocktails and Charlotte Voisey, Portfolio Ambassador for William Grant & Sons—to give us a cocktail which truly reflects the season. You won’t be stumped again. Remember to collect your winnings before you make these drinks for your friends.

Spiced Fall Punch

Created by: Aisha Sharpe and Willy Shine

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 oz Appleton Reserve Rum
  • .5 oz Navan Vanilla Liqueur
  • 1 oz Apple juice
  • .25 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Bar spoon fresh ginger juice
  • .25 oz Maple syrup
  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Garnish: Pomegranate seeds and a vanilla bean
  • Glass: Cocktail

PREPARATION:

Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass or punch bowl. Stir. The punch can be warmed up or served on the rocks. Garnish each drink with pomegranate seeds and a vanilla bean.

Fall Wizardry

Created by: Charlotte Voisey

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1.5 oz Hendrick’s Gin
  • .5 oz Chamomile tea infused simple syrup*
  • .75 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz Pear nectar
  • Splash ginger ale
  • Garnish: Chunky slice of fresh pear
  • Glass: Collins

PREPARATION:

Add all the ingredients, except ginger ale, to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake and strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice. Top with a splash of ginger ale and garnish with a chunky slice of fresh pear.

*To create the chamomile tea infused simple syrup, brew one pot of chamomile tea at double strength. Add the tea and fine sugar to a pot (for every 2 oz of tea add 1 oz of sugar). Let the mixture simmer gently for a few moments and allow to cool before using in the cocktail.

Ginger Figgle

Created by: Charlotte Voisey

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 oz Hendrick’s Gin
  • .75 oz Fresh orange juice
  • 2 Slices ginger root
  • 2 Bar spoons fig jam
  • Garnish: Orange slice
  • Glass: Coupe

PREPARATION:

In the bottom of a shaker muddle the ginger root with fig jam. Add the other ingredients and fill with ice. Shake well and serve up in a coupe glass. Garnish with an orange slice.

The Homecoming

Created by: H. Joseph Ehrmann

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1.5 oz Zacapa 23-Year-Old Rum
  • 1 oz Warre’s Otima 10-Year-Old Tawny Port
  • 1oz Lemon juice
  • 2 Bar spoons pumpkin butter (you can substitute apple butter)
  • Garnish: Luxardo Maraschino Cherry (or other brandied cherry)
  • Glass: Coupe

PREPARATION:

Add all ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake well for 10 seconds and strain into a coup glass. Garnish the drink with a Luxardo Maraschino Cherry on a toothpick.

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