Leo Robitschek of NoMad and Eleven Madison Park in New York crafted this cocktail as a fruitcake taste-alike. It's full of zesty, spicy, citrusy notes.
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In some circles, Concords are touted as the ultimate grape. These three cocktails showcase Concords with a fresh puree and an easy Concord grape syrup. They're worth whipping up for the color alone, but the flavors would impress even if your guests were blindfolded.
Cardamaro paired with robust bourbon and bright, fresh Concord grape puree makes for an ideal drink to usher in fall.
Todd Thrasher of Restaurant Eve shared this recipe for his "Dexter"-inspired cocktail as a ghoulish option for at-home Halloween entertaining.
Bar manager Alex Bachman's delicious, spirit-forward rendition of an Old Fashioned features a house-made barrel-aged stone fruit bitters. Bachman emphasizes the importance of aging the bitters in a used American oak barrel, which can be difficult to source. He either uses seasoned casks from Willett or the distillery's smaller 20-liter new oak barrels, which he then seasons with grain neutral spirit to remove primary wood tannin. Do not use new oak, he notes, as the wood tannins will overwhelm subtler flavors.