Fall cocktails, but make them low-ABV
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Oct 09, 2021
10 January 2019
Who said low-alcohol cocktails were only for the summertime? With Thanksgiving and the holiday season right around the corner, you’ll be happy to know you can go easy on the booze without cutting back on the fun.
Try these 3 simple recipes to wow your guests while keeping things light at your next dinner party — or even brunch!
Apple Cider Mimosa
Speaking of brunch… In this recipe, the classic Mimosa gets dressed up in its chicest, toastiest Fall outfit.
Dip the top of your chilled champagne flutes into water and coat with a mixture of sugar, cinnamon, and gold sprinkles if you’re feeling extra fancy. Fill each glass half to ¾ full with apple cider. Top with champagne and garnish with a slice of apple.
A very popular cocktail in Buenos Aires, this twist on the American classic swaps the bourbon for Cynar, a herbal and bitter Italian amaro made with artichoke.
In a Collins glass (or a julep cup if you have one!), combine 12 mint leaves, 2 parts Cynar, ½ part simple syrup, ½ part fresh lemon juice and ½ part fresh grapefruit juice. Gently muddle, fill with ice and top with 2 parts soda water and 2 dashes of Angostura bitters. Stir and garnish with a fresh sprig of mint.
Dry vermouth is most often mixed with high-proof spirits in Martinis, but here, it takes center stage with fruity crème de cassis as a surprising and delicious companion.
Combine 2 parts dry vermouth with 1 part crème de cassis in an ice-filled old fashioned glass. Stir well, 8 to 10 seconds. Squeeze a lemon peel on top to release its essences and drop it in the glass. Serve immediately. You can also top with soda water for something a little more refreshing!