Friday, November 11, 2011

Autumn Intervention

The weather is getting chilly, and for me, that means it's time for darker spirits like whiskey and aged rums; modifiers with bold flavors like walnut liqueurs and allspice drams; bitters and tinctures with flavors of cinnamon and even smoke.  You know...the kind of flavors that warm you up from the inside out.  This original Fall cocktail features walnut, cinnamon, and vanilla; mingling with roasted pears and some truly delicious Buffalo Trace Bourbon.  A splash of fresh lemon juice (which can be increased based on your personal taste preference) adds some nice acidity and balance to the completed drink.

The Autumn Intervention
.75 oz. Roasted Pear Syrup
.75 oz. fresh lemon juice
.25 oz. Nocino Walnut Liqueur
small dash of Cinnamon/Maple Bitters
1.5 oz. Buffalo Trace Bourbon
Shake well with ice
Fine-strain into chilled Coupe glass
Long lemon twist and one brandied cherry for garnish

Sip and savor these classic fall flavors.  Cheers!

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