It’s time to gather together, raise a toast and give thanks. Mixologists go all out this time of year creating gorgeous and delicious cocktails that celebrate the flavors of fall. Here are eight recipes that we like for 2023, and for more, here’s our 2022 Thanksgiving roundup.
Spiced Pear Negroni
1 ½ oz. Barrel-aged gin½ oz. Select Aperitivo½ oz. Lo-Fi gentian aperitif¼ oz. Averna¼ oz. St. George spiced pear liqueur
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice.
Stir well and strain into chilled Nick & Nora glass.
Garnish with a thin lemon twist.
Thomas Mizuno-Moore, senior beverage manager at Aba (Austin; Miami and Chicago) created this recipe.
All Right Now
1 ½ oz. Smoke Lab aniseed vodka1 oz. Galliano L’ Auntentico liqueur2 oz. Sparkling wine2 sprigs Thyme1 tsp. Brown sugar/cinnamon mixture – half rimLemon twist
Half rim a coupe with brown sugar/cinnamon mixture.
Combine vodka, Galliano, and thyme in a shaker with ice.
Shake and fine strain into the half-rimmed coupe.
Top with sparkling wine.
Express lemon twist over cocktail and then discard.
Mixologist Paula Lukas created this recipe for Smoke Lab.
Combine whiskey cinnamon syrup, lime juice and coconut water in a cocktail shaker.Add with ice shake vigorously for 5 seconds.Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice and top with grapefruit soda.Garnish with a grapefruit peel and fresh-grated cinnamon.
The mixologists at Uncle Nearest created this recipe.
Fall Spiced Wine Mule
1 part Absolut Pear vodka1 part Apple juice¼ part Lime juice1 part Ginger beer2 parts Campo Viejo Cava BrutMint apple and cinnamon stick garnish
Build all ingredients in glass or bowl.
Add ice, top with cava.
Garnish with mint, apple slices and a cinnamon stick.
The mixologists at Campo Viejo created this recipe.
Cranberry Sage Smash
2 oz. Avion Cristalino tequila1 oz. Canned cranberry sauce3 Lime wedges2-3 Sage leavesBarspoon of Agave nectar
Muddle lime, sage, cranberry and agave in a shaker tin.
Add tequila and ice and shake vigorously.
Strain ingredients over fresh ice.
Garnish with two cranberries and a sage leaf.
The mixologists at Avion created this recipe.
Pecan Pie Martini
1 oz. American Harvest organic vodka1 oz. RumChata2 tbsp. Torani butter pecan syrup1 ½ oz. Half & Half
Combine in cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake and strain into a Martini glass.
Garnish rim with finely chopped pecans.
Top with whipped cream.
The mixologists at American Harvest created this recipe.
1 oz. Wild Turkey bourbon½ oz. Copalli Cacao rum½ oz. Mahina Coconut liqueur¾ oz. Chipotle vanilla syrup1 oz. Lemon
Add all ingredients to the small tin.
Hard shake over ice for 5-7 seconds.
Strain into a double rocks glass filled with ice.
Garnish with red orange cherry flag.
The mixologists at The Press Club Grill in New York created this recipe.
Sweet Potato & Hazelnut Sazerac
2 oz. Knob Creek rye whiskey½ oz. Sweet potato reduction2 Dashes Hazelnut bitters4 Dashes Peychaud’s bittersAbsinthe
Rinse a rocks glass with absinthe.
Add a large rock of ice.
Add other ingredients and stir.
Garnish with a macaron.
The mixologists at Sartiano’s in New York created this recipe.
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