Autumn Libations


Inspired by the flavors of fall, area mixologists have crafted some seriously scrumptious cocktails. Do try these at home!

Autumn Harvest
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

½ ounce apple brandy
¼ ounce elderflower or pear liqueur
½ ounce lemon juice
½ ounce ginger syrup
Splash of sparkling wine
orange peel

Add first four ingredients to shaker. Shake and strain over crushed ice. Float sparkling wine over the drink. Garnish with mint, orange peel and allspice.


Bourbon Apple (small)

Bourbon Apple

Bourbon Apple
Ocean Prime

24 apples, topped, stripe peeled and holes poked in them
1 cup honey
1 cup iced tea
4 cinnamon sticks
4 star anise seeds
2 liters whiskey

Infuse for 4-5 days and serve over ice.


Autumn in Manhattan

Autumn in Manhattan

Autumn in Manhattan
Created by Paul Johnsen, Vice President of the United States Bartenders Guild Orlando

2oz rye
1oz vermouth infused with clove, cinnamon, allspice, peach pit)
0.25oz honey liqueur
3 dashes of cranberry bitters
cinnamon stick garnish

Build all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir for about 30 seconds. Then strain in a coupe glass and garnish.