Now that summer is over it's time to bust out your favorite sweater and head over to your local farmer's market. Here at Two Parts Spirit we are always looking for ways to incorporate local ingredients and fresh produce into our events, it's a great way to support local farmers and ensure we are offering the best quality cocktails to our guests.
Fall brings an array of amazing ingredients to choose from, we visited our local markets and filled our tote bags with apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, sage, and rosemary to play with in our test bar.
We came up with a Two Parts Spirit original cocktail using apple brandy, bourbon, house cinnamon syrup, burnt orange zest, and an apple slice for garnish. We used Laird's Apple Brandy. It's one of the oldest spirits produced in the USA, distilled in New Jersey since 1780.
This is a stirred cocktail that is perfect for you old fashioned drinkers out there. The fruit forward apple brandy pairs well with bourbon and the cinnamon adds a rich depth of flavor. The burnt orange zest adds an aromatic element and brings the cocktail to life.
The Autumn Fashioned
- 1.5 oz Laird's Apple Brandy
- .5 oz Bourbon
- .25 oz Cinnamon Syrup
- 2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
- Twist of orange
- Apple cinnamon garnish
Combine bitters, Laird's Apple Brandy, bourbon and cinnamon syrup in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir. Pour over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Zest an orange twist over the glass and discard. Garnish with apple and cinnamon. Enjoy!