Autumn Leaves Cocktail Recipe

Autumn Leaves Cocktail Recipe
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Autumn Leaves Cocktail
Entwine

Autumn Leaves Cocktail

Toast to the fall season with this cocktail from Duane Fernandez Jr., the resident mixologist at Entwine in New York's West Village.

Ingredients

  • Fresh mint
  • 1 bar spoon tamarind purée
  • 2 oz Evan Williams Black Label Bourbon
  • 3/4 oz honey syrup
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 oz Allspice Dram Liqueur
  • Ice

Directions

Smack a handful of mint to release the oil (no muddling!).

Add all of the ingredients to a pint glass and shake vigorously.

Strain, and serve into a Martini glass, or strain and serve over fresh ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.