Apple Cider Cocktails to Welcome Fall 0
Apple cider is something you can love hot or cold, during the day or late at night. Its diverse usage during the fall months make it a staple for any home during this season. Since apple cider is probably already in your kitchen, if not on your shopping list, it’s an easy base to have for a fall-inspired cocktail. Give some of these recipes a try with a special liquor bottle, it’ll make this type of drink a staple to enjoy all year.
Basil Hayden's Two by Two Rye Whiskey
Basil Hayden's Two by Two Rye Whiskey is a four bottle blend of 5-year-old Kentucky Straight Rye, 7-year-old Kentucky Straight Rye, 13-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon, and 6-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon. With a light-bodied, warm texture taste, this blend is perfect to serve in a cider-inspired cocktail. The finish is long, with hints of vanilla, adding an extra flavor to your drink.
- 2 oz Basil Hayden’s Two by Two Rye Whiskey
- ½ oz fresh lemon juice
- ¼ oz real maple syrup
- 2 oz fresh apple cider
Simply combine lemon juice, maple syrup, whiskey and ice. Shake briefly to chill and strain over fresh ice. Top with apple cider and a garnish of sliced apples.
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Jefferson’s Reserve Pritchard Hill Cabernet Cask Finished Bourbon
Jefferson’s Reserve Pritchard Hill Cabernet Cask Finished Bourbon is a tri-whiskey blend finished in ex-Cabernet Sauvignon Chappellet Wine French Oak Casks. The wine barrels sweetness gives the bourbon tasting notes of dark berry, espresso and chocolate. With a long, smokey and tannins filled finish, an apple cider cocktail compliments the taste profile perfectly.
- 1 ¼ oz Jefferon’s Reserve Pritchard Hill Cabernet Cask Finished Bourbon
- Hot apple cider
- Dash of allspice
- Tall cinnamon stick
- Lemon slice
Simple add bourbon to your favorite mug. Fill the mug with hot apple cider and a dash of allspice. Garnish with a lemon slice and cinnamon stick.
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Dos Maderas Rum
Dos Maderas Rum hails from a five-year aging process in the Caribbean. This rum is then double-barreled for another three years in Spain. This is the world’s only doubled cask aged rum. The balanced palette presents notes of tropical spices and ripe fruits, an uncanny compliment for an apple cider cocktail. With a distinctly rich and smooth taste, the smokey oak and tobacco finish makes this rum go well with just about anything.
- 2 oz Dos Maderas Rum
- 1 ½ oz Apple cider
- ¾ oz Chamomile tea
- ¾ oz Demerara syrup
- ½ oz Fresh lemon juice
Simply add all these ingredients into a pot and bring it to a boil. Serve in a coffee mug and garnish with a lemon wheel and fresh grated nutmeg.
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A Rye, A Bourbon and A Whiskey For Your Next Night Cap 0
Hot toddies and coffee drinks are a fun way to wind down any evening, and whiskeys, ryes and bourbons are often used in this sort of drink. Whether it’s a cold or hot beverage that you desire on a Saturday morning or warm august night, one of the best parts about spiked coffee and tea drinks is that they are easy to make at a moment’s notice. Try any of the drinks listed below for a great twist on classic hot toddies and coffee drinks by using these unique liquors available at Cask Cartel.
Basil Hayden's Caribbean Reserve Rye
Inspired by the sweet and spicy contrast between rye and rum, this blend of 8-year Kentucky Rye Whiskey and 4-year Canadian Rye Whiskey is finished by adding Black Strap Rum into the cask. The growing trend of cask-finished rye brings a taste of rye and brown sweets to Basil Hayden’s Caribbean Reserve Rye, whose palette also includes a woody accent. With a molasses-sweet finish, the pleasant, lingering warmth is a great liquor to add to a nice nightcap. Inspired by a chill-summer-night-kind of beverage, try using this rye blend in a rum milk punch.
- 1 ½ oz Basil Hayden's Caribbean Reserve Rye
- ¾ oz simple syrup, try substituting maple syrup to better compliment the rye
- 1 dash of pure vanilla extract
- 3 oz milk
Simply pour these ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled rocks glass and enjoy. For added flare, top with grated nutmeg or cinnamon.
Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream Liqueur
Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream Liqueur is small-batch, handmade Buffalo Trace bourbon mixed with rich cream and a hint of sugar. While one can enjoy this beverage simply served over the rocks, in coffee or over ice cream, try it in a spiked coffee float to enjoy the extra bourbon flavor. The creamy vanilla flavor complements the bourbon’s smooth taste and might just become your favorite dessert to drink.
- 3 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream Liqueur
- Chocolate Ice Cream
Simply add the 3oz of Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream Liqueur into the bottom of your glass, fill the glass with coffee and leave enough to add a scoop of chocolate ice cream on top. For added garnish, grab some whipped cream, cherries or sprinkles to put on top.
Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey
With a sweet and fruity style, Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey was aged in ex-Cabernet Sauvignon barrels. This whiskey produces tasting notes butter, honey and vanilla. It is smooth, soft and easy to drink, which is no wonder as it was named the Best Grain Whiskey in 2014. The accented finish of raisins, orange peel and coconut makes this whiskey a perfect way to enjoy a classic hot toddy. Its smooth palette blends perfectly with added honey and lemon, a cure for sore throats and chilly nights.
- 1 ½ oz Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey
- ¾ cup water
- 2-3 tsps of honey (to taste)
- 2-3 tsps of lemon juice (to taste)
Simply bring the water to a boil and pour into your favorite mug, add Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey and your honey and lemon to taste. Allow the drink to cool a bit, and sip to your heart’s content. For added flavor, garnish with a slice or wheel of lemon, and a cinnamon stick.
Coffee and tea drinks are a great way to spruce up any morning, evening or sick day. They are easy to make with simple ingredients if you have a good liquor already ready to grab and pour. These three liquors add an extra taste and appreciation for flavor when added to a go-to coffee or tea recipe. Rather than stock on a stereotypical liqueurs and liquors this fall, try something new this season.
Bold Tasting Liquors to Try This Fall 0
As the warmer months slowly draw to a close, the nights get colder and the reasons to drink bolder flavors heat up. Whether on your last camping trip of the summer, having a barbecue with friends, or settling in for a movie night; these three liquors give a warming feel with each sip. While summer is hot and refreshing drinks are not only needed, they are necessary. Try these three liquors to cushion the blow of that fall crisp feeling that starting to settle in.
Kirk and Sweeney 23 Year Old Dominican Rum
To keep the feeling of summer perfectly captured, try Kirk and Sweeney 23 Year Old Dominican Rum first and foremost. Rum is a perfect interlude of summer island breezes, but with the distinct flavor of this rum, it is a perfect bridge to fall. After being aged for 23 years in American oak casks, this rum presents a taste of dry fruits, hints of honey and the raw sugarcane it was made with. With its well balanced finish, it is a perfect transition to enjoy after sipping on light, easy drinks in the hot months of summer.
Knob Creek Smoked Maple Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon
As fall sets in more firmly, maybe after summer’s final Labor Day fling, try Knob Creek Smoked Maple Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon for a smooth transition to the colder months. This bourbon is full-bodied, unlike the cans of White Claw, Budweiser and light mixed drinks that were recycled over summer. Knob Creek offers consistent rich flavors with this small batch, holding smokey maples tasting notes with a slight sweet and smokey finish. It is a perfect liquor to enjoy as your taste buds turn to home-cooked meals and cozy evening.
Widow Jane 10 Year Old Single Barrel Kentucky Bourbon
The final bottle to end your entrance to fall is Widow Jane 10 Year Old Single Barrel Kentucky Bourbon. This signature bourbon is award-winning, a blend of some of the finest whiskeys produced throughout the United States. Its honey and cherry wood palette finishes smoothly with a charred, citrus and spicy end. It is a perfect taste to celebrate the fall months of relaxation and preparation for the winter.
While summer offers long days in the sun, fall gives a grounding feeling as the colder months approach. Give yourself an easy way to enjoy the change of seasons by complimenting your palette with some fall-driven tastes. These liquors are rich in flavor, prompting better tasting notes and an ease to do so as the days cool off sooner. Enjoy these bottles for an experience of the seasons changing.
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