'fall cocktails' on Serious Eats

Gramercy Tavern's Expat

Sometimes on a cold fall evening all you want to drink is a bright, sunny cocktail to remind of warmer days recently passed. This Gramercy Tavern creation draws inspiration from both the classic Hemingway Daiquiri and Audrey Saunders' Old Cuban. It's at once tart and refreshing with a touch of richness from the golden rum. More

10 Bourbon Cocktail Recipes We Love

Looking for a bit of crisp-weather cocktail inspiration, I convinced a few bartender friends to share their recipe secrets so I could test them out at home. In the slideshow, you'll find 10 of my favorite bourbon cocktail recipes, from classics and twists on the classics to originals from bars in New York City. More

Fancy Free

Erik Lombardo at Maialino in NYC introduced us to this classic cocktail, which is basically an Old Fashioned sweetened with maraschino liqueur (we used Luxardo) and fancied up with a big spiral of an orange twist. More

Sepia's Autumn Sweater

This refined rum cocktail from Chicago's Sepia hides a festive tiki core. A burnt-sugar backbone from the aged Guatemalan rum is deepened with the sweet, nutty, baking-spice notes of falernum, a syrup typically made from almond, ginger, clove and lime that's a staple of many a Caribbean bar. Calvados, the French apple brandy, lends a telltale flavor of the season. More

5 Fantastic Fall Cocktail Recipes from Gramercy Tavern in NYC

You wouldn't necessarily expect anything you're served at Danny Meyer's elegant Gramercy Tavern in Manhattan to be easy to make. But by focusing on fall flavors, and enriching classic cocktails with a seasonal spin, these five recipes are simple for mixing and sipping at home (and perhaps for serving as a pre-Thanksgiving dinner tipple.) And they're super-delicious, too. More

6 Spiced Cocktail Recipes from Bourbon and Branch in San Francisco

When asked how he is inspired to come up with new drinks, Bourbon and Branch bar manager Ian Scalzo says, "Cookbooks. I look for flavor profiles that I can accomplish with booze, and map it out from there." The drinks almost all use fresh herbs and spices, often in combinations rarely seen outside the kitchen. You'll find these cocktails have a remarkable freshness and fullness of flavor. Best of all, the newest batch of cocktails is perfect for fall, when a little nutmeg in my Porto Flip couldn't be more welcome. More

5 Apple Brandy Cocktails from The PDT Cocktail Book

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! More

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