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Think fall cocktails and almost instinctively visions of apples and pears, cinnamon and nutmeg, bourbon and rye come rushing in. At Danny Meyer's landmark dining institution, Gramercy Tavern, such seasonal expectations are met with a lineup of drinks that breathe new life into familiar flavors.
At Gramercy, the bar team focuses on creating fall cocktails that make great aperitifs and are food friendly, explains beverage director Juliette Pope. While complex in their depth and harmony of flavors, these cocktails are also remarkably easy to make. For the most part, you simply need to stir a few key ingredients until cold, strain, and sip to feel the warming effects.
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Plus, check out last year's edition for five more fall-friendly drink recipes from our friends at Gramercy Tavern.
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About the author: Maryse Chevriere is a card-carrying cocktail geek on a mission to keep her glass (at least) half full.