Thursday, October 11, 2007

Fall Harvest Cocktail Trend

An Apple A Day...

Enjoy these seasonal concoctions around the country. Blue Velvet and Absinthe are already a couple of my favorite cocktail spots in California. I'd love to hear if any of you try out these other places!

Blue Velvet
(Los Angeles) - features the Mela Mela on their specialty Market Cocktail menu: Jona Gold Apples (fresh from the Farmer’s Market), muddled with a dash of sugar and a squeeze of lemon and topped with Hennessey Cognac and Champagne

California CafĂ© (Los Gatos) – serves guests the Piping Hot Apple Pie: House made spiced apple cider, Tuaca, and fresh whipped cream

Cyrus (Healdsburg) – features the Almost Autumn Apple: Germain-Robin Apple Brandy, Ginger, Lemon Juice, Nanna Mae's Apple Juice, Sonoma Sparkler Apple Cider, Apple Foam, and Spice Baked Apple Chip

Absinthe (San Francisco) – offers guests Jonny's Apple Seed: Calvados, Apple syrup (fresh made), Lemon juice, Granny Smith apples and Sparkling rose

Michael Smith (Kansas City) – serves the Spiced Apple Cocktail: Van Gogh Apple Vodka, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Hot apple cider, Cinnamon –caramel hot foam, and a Cinnamon stick garnish

Plan B Bar + Kitchen (Chicago) – features the Plan B Loaded Cider: Spiced rum, Butterscotch Schnapps, Hot apple cider and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon

1 comment:

Shawn said...

Buttersctoch schnapps is an excellent secret ingredient to pair with apples -- I also like the faintest dash of cinnamon schnapps.