Feelin’ Like Fall

by James Stevenson

As we transition into fall I wanted to make a cocktail that combined the last remnants of summer with a touch of fall to help everyone with the impending change. I was drinking a riff on a Daiquiri the other night at The Best Cocktail Bar in Zagreb and was inspired to create something similar.

I love, love, love cloudy apple juice and thought it would be the perfect fall addition to a classic Daiquiri but it did mean that the citrus component needed a little more kick. Luckily it’s easy to substitute lemon juice in the place of lime juice in able to give a drink a little more zing when needed. I then thought about this cocktail from a juice perspective, and thought, if there were no booze what would really take this to the next level. Immediately I thought of adding in some ginger for that herbal, spicy flavor that rounded everything out; it also worked great with the rum.

Recipe:

Method:

  1. Combine the rum, apple juice, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Shake hard to chill and combine ingredients
  3. Fine strain into cocktail glass over awesome clear ice (if you don’t have awesome ice, regular ice will suffice)
  4. Float bitters over top
  5. Garnish & Enjoy!

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