Drinks on Me: Fall Cocktail Flavors

[ 0 ] November 29, 2013 |

In case you missed it, I visited WUSA 9 Washington last week and shared my fave Fall Cocktail Flavors.  Tis’ the season to be merry, so pull out the libations and toast in the New Year.  Here are the recipes that you should be experimenting with this season:

Pulpo’s Pumpkin Chai Latte

1.25 oz. Wasmund’s Rye [clear spirit]

3/4 oz. Dancing Pines Chai liquor

1/2 oz. simple syrup

1/2 oz. vanilla extract

1.5 oz. whole milk

1 TBSP pumpkin puree

2 dashes cinnamon

2 dashes nutmeg

[Light rye spirit on fire in base of glass, add cinnamon which will spark and char]

–created by bar manager Brad Smith

Personal Chef Gregory Booth Maple Apple Pie Martini (1 serving)

5 oz Apple Cider

2 oz Orange Juice

2 oz Maple Crown Royal

2 dashes ground Allspice

2 dashes ground Cinnamon

2 splashes Simple Syrup

-Place all ingredients into a shaker. Fill with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass. Float a thinly sliced apple slice on top.

Urbana Restaurant Milano Mule

A bottle cocktail made with Fernet Branca, ginger beer, and housemade fresh ginger syrup. These ingredients are combined and bottled in house. The cocktail is served over a large ice block and a sliver of fresh citrus.

The Italian Fernet is bitter and aromatic, made from a combination of 27 herbs. Using the liquor in cocktails is challenging due to its bitter and complex nature, but rewarding. Adding to the ginger notes, the cocktail is altogether herbaceous and perfectly layered with fall flavors. Ideally served as a digestif cocktail.


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Category: Alcoholic beverages, Food.Fun.Stuff., non-alcoholic beverages, Recipes, Washington D.C.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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