Incorporating the classic flavors of cranberry sauce--tart cranberries, the warm spice of orange zest, and a kick of ginger--this drink re-imagines the timeless flavors of the season.
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The caramely depth and toned-down tartness of seared lemon is a total game-changer in this make-ahead gin cocktail that's great for crowds.
A velvety roasted pear puree is the key to this batched bourbon drink that says fall without screaming it.
Looking for another way to use up that gallon of fresh apple cider you bought at the pick-your-own orchard or your local farmers market? Try this refreshing, low alcohol cocktail.
Old Fashioned cocktails, made with bourbon or rye, are easy to making a big batch in advance of a party. They're perfect for fall or winter gatherings.
Cranberry juice gets a sophisticated touch with the help of sherry in this aperitif cocktail.
This cocktail is an apple orchard in a glass, bursting with three layers of apple flavor from fresh sweet cider, 100-proof apple brandy, and fizzy hard cider.
This equal-parts drink, made with cognac, Old Tom gin, and sweet vermouth, is luscious and smooth, with a little candied-orange sweetness and a touch of vanilla.
It's easy to get friendly with mezcal when you're drinking this refreshing cranberry and basil-flavored spin on a classic julep.
Bourbon adds subtle toasty-sweet notes to a simple drink made with pink grapefruit juice. Shake this one up, and pat yourself on the back for taking a fresh-squeezed dose of Vitamin C.
This light, refreshing twist on the Quill takes its cues from the Americano and Negroni Spagliato. A little absinthe is excellent with bubbly.
This classic twist on a Negroni adds in some absinthe to bring great herbal and light anise flavor that lingers in the background.
The delicate aroma of roses is the star in this variation on a Gin Fizz cocktail.
The Jungle Bird, a classic tiki drink, gets a sparkling makeover with Prosecco and tropical fruit-infused rum. Roasting the pineapple first adds rich, concentrated flavor to the infusion.
This new twist on a French 75 evokes the scent of an Oregon forest.
Tangerines and kumquats are highlighted in this wintry sangria, balanced by tart cranberries and the earthy, sharp flavors of ginger and black pepper.
This sangria, which starts with a base of red wine and has a supporting cast of Campari, cranberry syrup, and bourbon is bold, bitter, and complex.
The classic French 75, with a rosy twist.
Amaro Montenegro and Aperol extend the flavors of fresh orange juice so naturally you could imagine you're just sipping the nectar of the best oranges you've ever encountered.
The tart lime and kumquat make this cocktail from Debbi Peek of The Bristol in Chicago an ideal option for margarita or mojito-lovers who are looking to branch out.