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How to Make 3 Delicious Fall Cocktails

By Jonathan Mayer
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As the leaves start to change color, it’s time to put away the White Claw and the rosé …OK, sure, you can drink whatever you like whenever you like. But if you live in a temperate climate, part of the fun of changing seasons is falling in love with new beverages and meals that complement the weather. That’s why we asked Eamon Rockey, the Director of Beverage Studies at the Institute of Culinary Education, to craft three cocktails that are perfect for fall.

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Pumpkin Spice Flip Recipe

Ingredients:

Blended Scotch Maple Syrup Pumpkin Puree One Whole Egg Cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Add 2 ounces of blended scotch to a cocktail shaker
  2. Add 3/4 of an ounce of good maple syrup
  3. Add 1 heaping tablespoon of pumpkin puree
  4. Crack 1 egg and add to mixture
  5. Add one piece of ice and shake vigorously, to emulsify the ingredients
  6. Add ice to the top of your shaker and shake again, to chill and dilute the drink
  7. Double-strain into a cocktail glass. You want all of the volume and richness of the egg, without any solid matter or shards of ice. 
  8. Garnish with freshly grated cinnamon and serve

Four Apples a Day Recipe

Ingredients:

Calvados Rockey’s Milk Punch Hard Apple Cider One Granny Smith Apple Instructions: Add 1.5 ounces of calvados to a mixing glass Add 2 ounces of Rockey’s Milk Punch Stir with ice to chill Strain into a wine glass Top with 3 ounces of hard apple cider Garnish with fresh apple in any style you like Old Fashioned Recipe Ingredients: Bourbon Angostura Bitters Simple Syrup Instructions: Add 2.5 ounces of bourbon to a mixing glass Add 3 dashes of Angostura bitters Add 1/2 an ounce of simple syrup (50% sugar, 50% water) Add ice and stir, to chill and dilute the drink Strain into a rocks glass containing a large cube of ice Finish with a freshly cut twist of orange peel Instructions: Add 1.5 ounces of calvados to a mixing glass Add 2 ounces of Rockey’s Milk Punch Stir with ice to chill Strain into a wine glass Top with 3 ounces of hard apple cider Garnish with fresh apple in any style you like Old Fashioned Recipe Ingredients: Bourbon Angostura Bitters Simple Syrup Instructions: Add 2.5 ounces of bourbon to a mixing glass Add 3 dashes of Angostura bitters Add 1/2 an ounce of simple syrup (50% sugar, 50% water) Add ice and stir, to chill and dilute the drink Strain into a rocks glass containing a large cube of ice Finish with a freshly cut twist of orange peel Bourbon Angostura Bitters Simple Syrup

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