Spiced Pear and Bourbon Sparkler

Photo of a Spiced Pear and Bourbon Sparkler Cocktail on a wooden table

If you are looking for a cocktail recipe that compliments the fall flavors of a Thanksgiving dinner, look no further.

This Spiced Pear and Bourbon Sparkler cocktail is just the thing for a holiday dinner or a random Thursday evening. The warming spices, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves, blend beautifully with the fresh pear flavor and brown sugar in the syrup. The bubbliness of the Prosecco adds an air of celebration.

Spiced Pear and Bourbon Sparkler Recipe
Adapted from Bon Appetite
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Mushroom Manhattan

Mushroom Manhattan cocktail with a citrus twist

The Mushroom Manhattan cocktail may sound, well, unlikely. But, we guarantee the woodsy umami of the mushroom pairs beautifully with the oaky tobacco-reminiscent whiskey flavors. Add the sweetness of vermouth and you have a winning combination. The cocktail also has a dash (or two) of Angostura bitters lending it citrus overtones.

Mushroom cocktails are trending along with a culinary leaning towards umami flavors. Try one, and then experiment with different mushroom varieties. This makes for a delightful fall sipper.

Mushroom Manhattan Cocktail Recipe
Adapted from Monterey Mushrooms
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Fall Colors Cocktail

Fall Colors Cocktail over ice in a collins glass
This easy-to-mix Fall Colors Cocktail is reminiscent of the season with its spicy and floral flavors and golden and orange colors.

It begins with bourbon and elderflower liqueur. The spice comes from ginger beer (not ginger ale) and there is a healthy dose of bitters poured over top for a garnish. You can serve it with the floating bitters for the full-color effect and choose to either stir them in or sip it with the bitters on top.

Fall Colors Cocktail Recipe
Adapted from The Spruce Eats
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The Flannel Cocktail

A photo of a glass filled with The Flannel Cocktail on a table

There is a hint of fall in the air, and it’s getting to be time to dig out our flannels. So, while we are at it, we can change from the light and fruity flavors of summer cocktails into something warmer, darker, and with deeper flavors. The Flannel Cocktail will help to drive away the chill like a favorite flannel shirt.

One essential ingredient is allspice dram. This is a seasonal offering in our store. We have it on the shelves, so you may want to grab a bottle while it is available.

Other important ingredients are cognac, apple cider syrup, and a splash of orange for brightness.

The Flannel Cocktail Recipe
Adapted from Liquor Magazine
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