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Halloween Party Perfect Apple Cocktails

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, and we have five delicious apple cocktails to help you celebrate Autumn

MELBOURNE APPLE SOUR


Ingredients

Melbourne Apple sour
  • 2 ounces Starward Two-Fold Whisky
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce egg white
  • Apple cider, to top

Directions

  1. Combine ingredients except for the apple cider in a shaker without ice.
  2. Shake vigorously to whip up the egg whites. Then add ice and shake again until very cold.
  3. Double strain into a coupe glass and float apple cider on top.

COLD COMFORT


Ingredients

Cold Comfort
  • 1 ½ ounces Crystal Head Vodka
  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • 4 ounces apple cider
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick

Directions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add Crystal Head Vodka, dark rum and apple cider with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously for 10 – 15 seconds.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass with ice.
  4. Garnish with cinnamon stick, finely grated cinnamon, and thinly sliced apple.

ZAYA APPLE GINGER


Zaya Apple Ginger

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Zaya Gran Reserva
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • ¼ ginger syrup
  • 1 ½ ounces apple cider
  • Ice (for shaking)
  • Crushed ice (for serving)

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake well with ice.
  2. Strain into a Collins glass over crushed ice.
  3. Garnish with fresh mint & a lime wheel

TANTEO TEQUILA MEXICAN SPICED APPLES


Tanteo Tequila Mexican Spiced Apples

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ ounces Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila
  • 2 ounces fresh apple juice
  • 1/2 ounce agave nectar
  • 1/4 ounce fresh lime juice

Directions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a shaker.
  2. Shake well and pour into a ice-filled Rocks Glass.
  3. Garnish with apple slice and cinnamon.

THREE SPIRIT MULLED CIDER SOCIAL ELIXIR


Serves 7

Three Spirit Mulled Social Cider

Ingredients

  • 1 liter non-alcoholic apple cider
  • 7 fl ounces Social Elixir
  • 3 lemon wheels
  • 3 orange wheels
  • 1 stick of cinnamon, broken into pieces
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 black cardamom, cut open
  • 5 allspice berries, crushed

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to a saucepan or soup kettle and heat gently until steaming.
  2. Serve.

A large-batch cider that keeps the good vibes of the party going – without the alcohol. Made with Three Spirit Social Elixir, Cacoa, Lion’s Mane Mushrooms and Damiana – raises the spirits for a blissful mood.

Cacao Euphoric heart opener
Cacao raises spirits, eases the soul and encourages connections. Full-bodied and bittersweet with a curious savory bite, its balancing effect keeps you blissful and tuned-in.
Lion’s ManeThe potent nootropic saprotroph
Lion’s Mane has been used for centuries for its nootropic properties and its delicate taste. cultivated on sustainable beds, it keeps you focused while you make new memories.
Damiana – Ancient Mexican aphrodisiac
Damiana has been used for centuries by people aiming to access their subconscious and induce lucid dreams. Floaty, flirty, with a deliciously unique aromatic flavor.

try our new favorite summer whiskey cocktail, high west’s “the horse’s neck”.

Simple and delicious this whiskey cocktail is perfect for summer sipping on the front porch while you watch the world go by.

the horses neck

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces high west double rye
  • .25 ounce ginger juice, fresh
  • .25 ounce lemon juice, fresh
  • 2 ounces ginger beer
  • lemon twist for garnish

Preparation

Add ingredients to chilled cocktail shaker, shake and pour into an old-fashioned glass with chip ice. Garnish with lemon.


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party perfect harvest cocktails

Maple, caramel, apples ~ the flavors and aroma of fall.

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”
― Henry David Thoreau

Harvest parties, Halloween and Thanksgiving are all just around the corner and of course it’s never too early to begin planning your cocktail menus. Over the next couple of weeks we will share our favorite fall cocktails with you and of course you can always find more in our printed page.

All of these work well for small gatherings or large groups and if you are having friends over to watch the game on the big screen or even just kicking back by the evening fire, these autumn-inspired cocktails are perfection.

Below are three recipes to help get you in the mood for fall whether it’s a drink for one or cocktails for 25. Enjoy!

Spiced Apple

  • Difficulty: Sinfully Simple
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tap-spiced-appleIngredients

  • 1 ounce Tap 357 Maple Rye Whisky
  • 2 ounces Ginger Beer
  • 2 ounces Apple Cider

Directions

Build all ingredients in a rocks glass with ice and stir.  Garnish with a wedge of apple.

Caramel Apple Sangria

  • Difficulty: Sinfully Simple
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Serves 25-30

caramel-apple-sangria_pr2Ingredients

  • 1 (750ml) btl Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka
  • 2 btls sparkling wine or champagne
  • 1 quart fresh apple cider
  • 2 apples, sliced
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Cinnamon sticks

Directions

Combine vodka, apple cider and cinnamon in a punch bowl. Let sit for 30 minutes. Add an ice block and apple slices. Pour into glasses and top with chilled sparkling wine.

Plymouth Punch

  • Difficulty: Sinfully Simple
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Serves 25

plymouth-punchIngredients

  • 1 (750ml) btl Van Gogh Wild Appel Vodka
  • 1 (750ml) btl Tap 357 Maple Rye Whisky
  • 2 cups pomegranate juice
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup lemonade

Directions

Add all ingredients to a punch bowl with ice.   Stir well to chill and dilute.  Let sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.  Garnish with cranberries, apple, orange, and lemon slices**.  Serve out into punch glasses.

**Optional – Stud fruit with cloves.


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Friday Cocktail Hour with Shaun the Bartender; The Apollo Cocktail

Shaun Daugherty

Shaun Daugherty

Ingredients list for a perfect Friday evening; it must kick off a three day weekend, cool crisp evening air, a fire in the back yard pit and the perfect sipping sensation.

Here in the Northwest, it is the last weekend of summer before school begins. Gathering friends together for great food, delicious cocktails and engaging fellowship is what an excellent long weekend is all about.  I’ll save a seat for you.

I firmly believe that Bourbon and fire are splendid companions and Shaun the Bartender has a superb cocktail for sharing with great friends this holiday weekend. While Shaun likes this soothing libation just before the sandman comes calling, I prefer to toss one or two down while watching flames lick the cool evening air.

The Apollo CocktailApollo Cocktail

  • 1 1/2 oz. Bourbon Whiskey
  • 3/4 oz. Kahlua
  • 3/4 oz. Half and Half 

Method:  In a mixing glass filled with ice, pour in the measured amounts of all the ingredients.  Cap off with a tin and shake well.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish by dropping in a maraschino cherry.

When I get done having a nice hearty meal, I find myself looking for something to finish it off that will get me more relaxed and ready for sleep.  A nice creamy cocktail is always the way to go under these circumstances.  – Shaun Daugherty

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Friday Cocktail Hour with Shaun the Bartender Presents; Silent Third Cocktail

Silent Third Cocktail

Silent Third Cocktail

When I drink Whiskey, I like it neat.  In Shaun’s write up of this cocktail on his site, he had written, “there are some mass produced brands out there that are made to be part of a cocktail”.  That is fact, and when I am out on the town, a fantastic cocktail with Whiskey as the main ingredient is always my first choice.

Silent Third Cocktail

  • 2 ounces Scotch Whisky
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • Juice of 1 Lemon

Method: In a mixing glass filled with ice, add the scotch and cointreau.  Squeeze in two halves of lemon.  Cap off with a tin and shake well.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with a lemon.

This drink is sometimes made with equal parts of each ingredient, but in my opinion, it hides too much of the base ingredient when doing it this way.  Here’s the way I like to make this scotch whisky cocktail.   I hope you enjoy.

You can find Shaun every day at Shaunthebartender.com  and watch him whip this little gem up right here Shaun the Bartender whipping up a fabulous cocktail