Antebellum Mint Julep - Before the Civil War made foreign products hard to come by in the South, French cognac was the preferred liquor in a mint julep. This recipe first appeared in the 2012 SAVEUR 100
SEA MONSTER -- (makes 1 drink) Spiced rum; Grenadine -- Pour 1 ounce spiced rum over ice cubes in a glass, add 3 ounces grapefruit juice, stir and add 2 ounces ginger beer and top with ounce grenadine.
Maple-Bourbon Smash INGREDIENTS ounce pure maple syrup, preferably Grade A Dark Amber ounce fresh orange juice ounce fresh lemon juice 4 dashes of Angostura bitters orange wheel 2 ounces bourbon Ice 1 ounces chilled seltzer
Autumn Apple Cider & Champagne Sangria 3 honey crisp apples, sliced cup dried cranberries cup halved dried figs 1 cup Cabernet Sauvignon 3 cups apple cider 4 whole cinnamon sticks tbsp whole cloves tsp grated nutmeg champagne or sparkling wine to top off
A New ‘Gin’eration: Let's Talk About This Classic Spirit
Autumn Bellini (Bellini Stagionale) by Saveur. Prosecco marries with richly spiced mulled cider and a splash of fig vodka in this seasonal take on the classic Bellini served at New York's Caffè Storico.