Delicious autumn cocktails

Cocktails

The summer has ended and many would think that this means that the cocktail season has also come to an end, as cocktails are often related with warm temperatures. But do not worry, every season has its own charm, even autumn with its colourful pallet and warm flavours has its own delicious cocktails. Like an Apple Pie Mojito that really approaches the flavour of apple pie with the use of caramel vodka, apple and cinnamon. Or the Perfect Pear with pear juice, triple sec and caramel vodka. A Mandarine Sour with Napoleon liquor and tangerine juice and last but not least the strong and herby Zuidwester (Southwestern) with brown Jenever (Dutch Gin) and Ginger Ale.

These autumn cocktails will keep you warm during cold windy days. We recommend these cocktails to be drunk near a fireplace or after a nice hike through the woods.

Apple Pie Mojito

The Apple Pie Mojito is the Autumn version of the classic Mojito. The secret ingredient to the special flavour of this cocktail is caramel vodka.

Ingredients:

  • Caramel vodka (45ml / 1.18 fl. oz.)
  • Apple juice (45ml / 1.18 fl. oz.)
  • Lime juice (half a lime)
  • Mint (5 leaves)
  • Pinch of cinnamon

Tools:

Preparation:

  • Muddle 4 parts of lime in a sturdy long drink glass.
  • Add caramel vodka and 5 mint leaves.
  • Fill long drink glass with crushed ice.
  • Properly stir contents with a bar spoon.
  • Add a little bit more ice so that the glass is nice and full.
  • Garnish with slices of apple.
  • Add a pinch of cinnamon.

Perfect Pear

The Pefect Pear probably contains the most autumn flavours of the four cocktails. A tasteful mixture of pear juice, caramel vodka, triple sec and cinnamon.

Ingredients:

  • Caramel vodka (30ml / 1.01 fl. oz.)
  • Triple Sec (30ml / 1.01 fl. oz.)
  • Pear juice (60ml / 2.02 fl. oz.)
  • Lime juice
  • Cinnamon

Tools:

  • Jigger
  • Shaker
  • Pre-cooled martini glass

Preparation:

  • Fill shaker with ice.
  • With use of jigger Pour 30 ml / 1.01 fl. oz. of caramel vodka in shaker.
  • With use of jigger Pour 30 ml / 1.01 fl. oz. of Triple Sec in shaker.
  • Add pear juice.
  • Add a splash of lime juice.
  • Shake all ingredients until a frost layer appears on the shaker.
  • Pour the Perfect Pear into the pre-cooled martini glass.
  • To finish cocktail add a hint of cinnamon and a subtle slice of pear.

Zuidwester (Southwestern)

The Zuidwester (Southwestern) is a manly Dutch autumn cocktail that consists of brown Jenever (Dutch gin), ginger ale and lime. Once you’ve drank this cocktail, you’re ready to face any autumn storm.

Ingredients:

  • Brown Jenever (Dutch gin)
  • Ginger ale
  • Lime

Tools:

Preparation:

  • Add ice to a nice broad cocktail glass.
  • Squeeze fresh lime into the cocktail glass with ice.
  • Add brown Jenever with Jigger.
  • Add ginger ale.
  • Stir cocktail with bar spoon to properly blend the flavours.
  • Garnish with a subtle part of lime.

Mandarin Sour

Mandarins are a typical autumn fruit. That is why instead of a normal “sour” cocktail you’ll drink a Mandarin Sour. This sour is made with mandarin juice, Napoleon mandarin liquor and a hint of cinnamon.

Ingredients:

  • Napoleon mandarin liquor (45ml / 1.18 fl. oz.)
  • One mandarin
  • Sugar syrup (10ml / 0.33 fl. oz.)
  • Egg white
  • Cinnamon

Tools:

Preparation:

  • Fill shaker halfway with ice.
  • Peel the mandarin with a knife so you can always use the peelings as garnish at the end.
  • Taste the mandarin and make sure that it is a sour mandarin, if it’s not sour use another mandarin or combine the mandarin juice with lemon juice.
  • Add half of the egg white of an egg.
  • Add 1,5 jigger of Napoleon mandarin liquor.
  • Add 10 ml / 0.33 fl. oz.
  • Shake firmly until frost layer appears on the shaker.
  • Pour cocktail with ice in the cocktail glass. A nice soft foam head will be poured in the cocktail glass.
  • Add hint of cinnamon on top of the foam head.
  • Serve with a straw.

 

Written by Bart Voorschoten