You know fall has arrived when leaves start to change color and start fluttering to the ground from the trees. As the days get shorter and colder, it is a perfect time to transition to cocktails that give you that warm and cozy feeling during autumn´s transformations.
From spots on the East Coast, West Coast and in between, we have the scoop on where to get toasty with cocktails this fall season all across America.
Recreation at Moxy NYC Downtown, New York
Grand Theft Autumn
Coruba Dark Rum and Laird’s Apple Jack Brandy are shaken with housemade Cinnamon Syrup, Mole Bitters and Lemon Juice, then, strained into Martini Glass and garnished with three half moon-sliced Apples.
26 Ann Street (at Moxy NYC Downtown), New York, NY (FiDi/Financial District); @MoxyDowntownNYC
Asset, New York
Jack Daniels Whiskey, Espresso and Cola Soda; garnished with skewered Cherries.
329 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY (Upper West Side); @assetrestaurant
Wild Ink, New York
Toasted Pumpkin Seed Soju (Korean distilled spirit), Rittenhouse Rye and Spiced Squash Syrup.
500 W 33rd Street (at The Shops and Restaurants at Hudson Yards), New York, NY; wildinknyc.com
Orange Lawn at South Orange, NJ
Vodka-based cocktail infused with Apple, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Nutmeg, Apple Cider, and Pineapple Sage, then, garnished with a Pie Crust Rim and Cinnamon-dusted Granny Apples.
305 N Ridgewood Road (at Orange Lawn Tennis Club), South Orange, NJ; dborangelawn.com
Michael Jordan’s Steak House at Uncasville, CT
Apple Crisp Martini
Bursting with Apple Flavors, this Martini is made with Spiced Rum, Apple Cider, Apple Pie Liquor, and a touch of Citrus for balance.
1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard (at Mohegan Sun Resort), Uncasville, CT; mjshconnecticut.com
Accomplice Bar, Los Angeles
Shine Don’t Shine
A bright and citrusy Pisco Punch with a bite; made with Szechuan Pepper, Grapefruit, and Guava, Lime, Bitters and Sea Salt.
3811 Grand View Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA; @accomplice_bar
Lizzie’s Starlight, San Francisco
A play on a Jungle Bird using an Unaged Corn Whiskey, Campari and Pineapple Juice and fresh Lime.
450 Powell Street (at the Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel), San Francisco, CA; @lizziesstarlightsf
Pacific Hideaway, Huntington Beach
Rye Whiskey, Amaro Montenegro, Campari, Lemon Juice and Blood Orange.
500 Pacific Coast Highway (at the Kimpton Shorebreak Resort), Huntington Beach, CA; @pacifichideaway; pacifichideawayhb.com
AMA, Secret Drinking Den at Kaido, Miami
Rich, potent and exotic; Altos Tequila Reposado, Vida del Maguey Mezcal infused Togarashi, Corn Reduction, Lime Juice and Dark Sesame Oil; garnished with Mini Elote Mexicano.
151 NE 41st Street 2nd Level (in the Design District Shops), Miami, FL; @kaidomiami; kaidomiami.com
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, Miami
Blended Scotch, Lemon and Ginger Shrub, with a spritz of Lagavulin Single Malt Scotch.
315 S Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami, FL; wolfgangssteakhouse.net/miami
Death or Glory, Delray Beach FL
A frozen drink blended with Tullamore DEW Irish Whiskey, Cinnamon Simple Syrup, Apple Cider and Prosecco, served in Pumpkin Mug, and garnished with Dehydrated Apples.
116 NE 6th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL; @deathorglorybar_delray; deathorglorybar.com
Pink Cactus, Charleston SC
Naked and Famous
Mezcal, Yellow Chartreuse and Spicy Aperol.
100-A Spring Street, Charleston, SC; pinkcactuschs.com
Kingfisher, Durham, NC
When Are You Opening?!
Jeddah’s Dallo Tea, Shiso Leaf, Vermouth and Soda.
321 E Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC; @kingfisherdurm; kingfisherdurham.com
L.A. Jackson, Nashville
The Levity of Bourbon
Bourbon, PX Sherry, Blackberry, Honey, Lemon and Pineapple.
401 11th Avenue S (on top of the Thompson Nashville Hotel), Nashville, TN; @lajacksonbar; lajacksonbar.com
Bayou Bar, New Orleans
Duck Fat Sazerac
Smoked Duck Fat Sazerac Rye, Bitters, Herbsaint (anise-flavored liqueur) and Sugar.
Bubbles & Butter
Brown Butter Bourbon, Sugar, Citrus and Cardamaro, then, topped with Sparkling Wine.
2031 St Charles Avenue (at the Pontchartrain Hotel), New Orleans, LA; @thebayoubar; bayoubarneworleans.com
Estiatorio Milos, Las Vegas
This festive creation evokes all the scents and tastes of autumn; a mix of Chopin Wheat Vodka, Cinnamon, Lemon Sour and Fuji Apple.
3708 S Las Vegas Boulevard (Level 3 of Boulevard Tower at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas), Las Vegas, NV; cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/estiatorio-milos
Honey Salt, Las Vegas
Alex + Piper: The Final Season
A spicy, Carrot-infused cocktail; made with Casamigos Blanco Tequila, Fresh Carrot Juice, Fresh Lemon Juice, and Agave Syrup, then, garnished with a Jalapeño Slice and a Black, Smoked Sea Salt rim for ‘Alex’; and Sweet Candy Corns for ‘Piper’.
Spice Up Your Life
Cruzan Light Rum, Pisco, Daron Calvados, Spiced Pumpkin Liquor, Espresso, Cinnamon and Graham Crackers.
1031 S Rampart Boulevard (in the Rampart Commons), Las Vegas, NV; @honeysalt; honeysalt.com
North Italia, multiple locations
Black Apple Manhattan
Fuji and/or Gala Apple-infused Bourbon, Carpano Antica, Fernet Branca and Angostura Bitters, then, garnished with an Apple Disc and Luxardo Cherry.
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