Once again, the time has come to embrace those warm cocktails, the ones that feature the fruits and flavors of the fall season. In this category, the Farmer’s Daughter, a cocktail served at hipster bistro Five Leaves in Greenpoint, New York, fits quite perfectly.
The cocktail was introduced to the menu this past spring, but it drinks like it was made for the cooler months. The Farmer’s Daughter ($10) is served hot [insert joke here], and was described by bartender Dan Sabo as being “like drinking apple pie.” You’re thinking, “You’ve got to be kidding. Like drinking apple pie? This guy should be in advertising.”
Thing is, Dan’s right. “Drinking apple pie” is a spot-on description. Housemade vanilla-infused bourbon, muddled apples, fresh-squeezed lime juice, and brown sugar, garnished with a cinnamon stick and slice of apple. The glass is steamed, hot water is added, and then the liquor. Liquid dessert, fresh out of the shaker.