Some More Fall Cocktails

For your enjoyment and pleasure:
Almond Tea Toddy (served at Bookmarks Lounge, NYC)

1 oz Plymouth Gin

1/2 oz Combier orange liqueur

1/2 oz almond syrup

3 oz hot tea (choice of chai or spiced orange)

Directions: Add to mug and stir.  Add teabag and allow 2 mins to steep.

“Dean” Martinez (served at The Empire Room, NYC)

1 3/4 oz. Hayman’s Old Tom Gin

1/2 oz. Carpano Antica Formula

1/4 oz. Luxardo Maraschino liqueur

dash chocolate mole bitters

Directions: Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass.

Garnish: SHAVED candied orange peel**

**to make this, combine shaved orange peel w/ white sugar ahead of time.**

Candied Apple Martini (served at The Campbell Apartment, NYC)

1 oz. Plymouth Gin

1/2 oz. Grand Marnier

1/4 oz. Trader Tiki’s Cinnamon syrup

1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice

3/4 oz. apple cider

Directions: Shake all ingredients very well and strain into a chilled martini glass.

Garnish:  red apple slice

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NBC Today in NY Labor Day Cocktails

Russian Standard (neat)

Infused Moscow Mule

1 1/2 oz. Russian Standard Vodka infused w/ apples and cinnamon**

Top w/ Ginger Beer (Fever-Tree or Barritt’s)

Garnish: lime wedge and mint leaf

Apple and Cinnamon-infused Vodka: For every 1 bottle of vodka, slice 1 granny smith apple and 1 red delicious apple and put inside of air-tight jar.  Add 5 cinnamon sticks and the vodka.  Infuse for 5 days then remove apples and cinnamon, and re-bottle or chill before serving.

Survivor Cocktail

1 1/2 oz. Flor de Cana

1/2 oz. Navan Vanilla liqueur

3/4 oz. pineapple juice

1/2 oz. fresh lime juice

1/2 oz. simple syrup

Handful mint and cilantro

Directions: Muddle the mint and cilantro in the lime juice and simple syrup.  Then add remaining ingredients with crushed ice and stir well (or swizzle).

Garnish: mint and cilantro sprigs

Black Tower Wine – Riesling and Rivaner, available and JL Liquors on 37th St. in NYC

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