Cocktail Recipes Get You in the Spirit for the Local Craft Spirits Festival
The Local Craft Spirits Festival is coming up soon! The festival is scheduled for October 15, 2016, in Cambridge, and includes three hours of unlimited tastings, live music, and local food available for purchase. Tickets are available at localcraftspirits.eventbrite.com. In honor of such a cool event, I thought I would post a few cool fall cocktail recipes I found on some of the participating vendors’ websites!
Stowe Cider, based out of Vermont, will be at the festival. I’m not sure which ciders they will bring as samples, but I hope they bring Tips Up, the Rum Ginger Hard Cider, and the Safety Meeting.
To get into the fall season, Boston Harbor Distillery shares a few “Fall Classic” cocktails, including the Apple Ginger Collins by Aiden Demarest. The recipe calls for 2 oz. of Lawley’s Dark New England Spirit. Pour Lawley’s into an ice filled Collins glass and then finish with a pour of equal parts Ginger Beer and Apple Cider. Garnish with a sliced apple or freshly grated nutmeg.
Looking ahead to Thanksgiving, what could be more classic than cranberries? GrandTen Distillery’s Craneberry liqueur is described as a “rich, molasses-based rum serves as a solid foundation for the play between the tartness of cranberries and the dry, tannin-like finish of oaked wine.” Their Craneberry Coder is made of 1.5 oz Craneberry liqueur, 1 oz vodka, and .5 oz lime juice, and then topped off with soda water.
If you rum is your spirit of choice, there are definitely fall options for you! Privateer Rum’s Light & Stormy, makes for refreshing drink with a nice kick to it: a mix of 2 oz Privateer Silver Reserve, 4 oz good ginger beer, and 3 or 4 basil leaves.
Given that many of the producers that I mentioned here will be there, I’m definitely looking forward to mixing it up at the Local Craft Spirits Festival on October 15!
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