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. Here are 5 recipes so you can mix them up at home.
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ood providers, from punks who do the highest-end artisanal donuts out of a tricked-out van to the white-tablecloth-and-napkin set, may be genius-like in preparing comestibles...and will then smack you in the throat with the worst tasting coffee imaginable. Stale urns of scorchy, low-quality coffee, or perhaps a thin and bitter espresso prepared by the bus-boy. Why, for the love of all things warm and brown, why?
You wouldn't necessarily expect anything you're served at Danny Meyer's elegant Gramercy Tavern in Manhattan to be easy to make. But by focusing on fall flavors, and enriching classic cocktails with a seasonal spin, these five recipes are simple for mixing and sipping at home (and perhaps for serving as a pre-Thanksgiving dinner tipple.) And they're super-delicious, too.
One Hot Chocolate Martini please! Silky dark hot chocolate is spiked with Stoli Vanil Vodka and amaretto. It may not curb your cravings for an old fashioned cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows, but if you want to take it up a boozy notch, this is an ideal route.