Spice up your life with these toasty fall cocktails
World Best Bar
Oct 12, 2022
10 January 2019
Temperatures dropping, leaves changing color, chic sweaters and coats slowly taking over our streets… Can you feel it? Autumn has arrived, and it’s here to stay.
What better way to get into the fall spirit than by cheers-ing your way into the season? Packed with delicious fall flavors, these spiced-up drinks will be sure to warm you right up.
Pumpkin Spice Old Fashioned
Combine 1/2 oz pumpkin spice syrup, 2 dashes orange bitters and 1 orange wedge into an Old Fashioned glass and muddle. Add 2 oz bourbon, 1 large ice cube and a splash of club soda (optional). Stir gently with a cinnamon stick to combine, and leave it in as a garnish.
For the pumpkin spice syrup:
Add 1 cup water and 3/4 cup light brown sugar to a saucepan over medium heat. Stir and let simmer the sugar dissolves. Lower the heat and whisk in 3 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice and 1/3 cup pumpkin puree. Simmer on low for 7 to 10 minutes, checking and stirring frequently. Remove from heat and let cool. Once at room temperature, strain through a fine-mesh sieve or strainer, stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and store in the fridge in a tightly sealed container for up to 1 month.
Combine 2 oz bourbon, 1/2 oz allspice dram, 1/2 oz lime juice, freshly squeezed, 1 teaspoon simple syrup and 2 dashes Angostura bitters into a shaker with ice. Shake well until cold, strain into a coupe or cocktail glass, spritz the oil from an orange twist over the top and serve.
Spiced Mai Tai
Combine 1 1/2 oz white rum, 1/2 oz lime juice, 1/2 oz orange juice, 1/2 oz triple sec and 1/2 oz five-spice syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to chill and strain over crushed ice into a highball glass. Float 1/2 oz aromatic bitters on top and garnish with star anise and a sprig of fresh rosemary lit on fire right before serving.