Today is officially the first day of fall and what better way to ring in a new season than with festive seasonal cocktails! There’s something here for everyone, from easy, three ingredient drinks to classic cocktails reimagined. Find drinks made with apples, pears, ginger and honey and spirits ranging from rye whiskey to Chilean pisco.
The Collins is a refreshing, effervescent classic cocktail that’s made with liquor (most commonly gin or bourbon), lemon juice, simple syrup, and sparkling water. This simple drink can be thought of as spiked sparkling lemonade, and it works incredibly well with literally every spirit.
The Gin and Tonic is a quintessential summer cocktail. At its simplest, this classic drink requires just two components. But choose high quality ingredients and finish with some thoughtful garnishing and you can make this simple gin cocktail truly extraordinary. Often regarded as just a warm weather drink, with a few tweaks, this refreshing G&T transitions easily to fall and winter happy hours.
This lighter take on the classic Negroni replaces the fortifying gin with a couple ounces of sparkling wine. My upgraded version infuses the Campari with fresh strawberries for an even more flavorful and summery aperitivo. This Strawberry Negroni Sbagliato is fruity, bittersweet, herbal, and effervescent. The bubbles from the sparkling wine make it a refreshing treat on these warm late summer days.
The Ward Eight is a classic cocktail with many variations and an array of origin stories. The most common modern interpretation of the Ward Eight uses a mix of rye whiskey, lemon juice, orange juice, and a splash of grenadine. History of the cocktail Although a few stories exist surrounding the invention of the Ward …