Here are 20 recipes for cocktails, punches, and toddies that bring apple flavor to the forefront, just in time for autumn sipping.
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Notes of apples and nuts find their way into this belly-warming, home-spun take on an Old Fashioned from Raines Law Room in NYC. Here's how to mix it up at home.
Stepping outside my apartment one morning this week, I noticed the air smelled crisp and autumnal. Summer doesn't officially end until September 22, but plenty of things that herald the fall season are already upon us: the first day of school; the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah; and of course, apple-picking season.
The new PDT Cocktail Book, officially released November 1, is bound to become the tome tipplers reach for at happy hour—it's chock full of recipes for classic drinks dating back before Prohibition as well as the innovative cocktails created over the years at Jim Meehan's iconic East Village bar. Here are five great apple brandy cocktail recipes for fall, plus a chance to win the book!
Though perhaps not quite as American as hard cider, applejack and apple brandy occupied an equally overlooked dusty shelf in the liquor store for much too long. Luckily, we're now experiencing a resurgence of quality apple distillates such as Clear Creek Distillery's Eau de Vie de Pomme.
Now that the nights are cooler and the leaves are starting to change, I'm looking at aged spirits with renewed enthusiasm, and one style of spirit in particular: Calvados.