Autumn is in the air, and what better way to call at the coziest time of the year than with the most delicious cocktail? As much as we all love to head out to a favorite hotel bar and enjoy a perfect autumn drink, sometimes you just need to bring the hotel atmosphere into your home and put your bartender skills to the test to put together the most beautiful autumn drinks. It’s also a way to bring your favorite hotels into your home at a time when not everyone is able to fly to their most beloved haunt.
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Luckily we found all the best cocktails from the most luxurious hotels in the world so you can bring a little taste of your favorite drink
Apple Cider Margarita
Nr. 27 The Shelbourne Hotel Bar, Dublin, Ireland
“By merging an Irish classic winter warmer with warm apple cider, we create this funky fusion,” explained Sean McGoldrick, Shelbourne’s bar and lounge manager. By combining these two, we add a bespoke twist to a much-loved cocktail using Irish cloudy apple juice, orange juice and tequila, we create a finely balanced winter warmer that is much loved by everyone in the frosty season. ”
1 oz Olmeca Alots
3.5 oz Irish cloudy apple juice
1 oz orange juice
.5 oz lemon juice
1 oz agave syrup
Mix all the ingredients in a steaming jug (or a milk frother); steam until hot. Serve.
Trick or treat
Lifesaving Station Restaurant at Sanderling Resort and Outer Banks, North Carolina
“Kahlua, crea and pumpkin spice syrup equate to bourbon and a bacon garnish, making Trick or Treat a tasty and sweet combination made to scare the senses,” said bartender Fredy Cruz. “Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to make cocktails for, because October is a month with many delicious ingredients available.”
1.5 oz bourbon
.5 oz Kahlua
.5 oz cream (can be used half and half)
1 oz bacon pumpkin spicy syrup
Add all the ingredients in a shaker; shake and pour over ice.
Coffee and cola
The living room at Dewberry in Charleston, South Carolina
1 oz Rittenhouse Rug
.25 oz Gran Classico
.25 oz Mancino Rosso Vermouth
1 oz espresso
1 dash of chocolate bitters
1 ounce Coca-Cola
Add all ingredients except Coca-Cola in a shaker form. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds, and double stem in a stone jar with ice. Top with Coca-Cola, garnish with an orange slice.
LOW Flaming Coffee Cocktail
That Lodge on Vail, a RockResort in Vail, Colorado
1 ounce Bacardi 151
1 oz Amaretto
Cut a stem glass with sugar. Pour overfast rum into glass. While holding the glass at a 45 degree angle (away from the face!), Light the rum with a long lighter. Swirl rum and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Add amaretto and coffee. Finally garnish with whipped cream and ground cinnamon.
The red snapper
King Cole Bar at St. Regis New York
1 oz vodka
2 oz tomato juice
1 dash of lemon juice
2 strokes celery salt
2 strokes black pepper
2 strokes cayenne pepper
3 strokes Worcestershire sauce
Combine all the ingredients for a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously. Strain over ice cubes and garnish with a slice of lemon.
That Point Hotel in the Adirondacks, New York
0.5 oz maple syrup
3 lines angostura bitter
3 lines orange bitter
1.5 oz bourbon
Muddle muddle maple syrup with bitters in an old-fashioned glass. Once incorporated, add a large ice arch and whiskey. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
Berties Whiskey Bar on Fife Arms in Braemar, Scotland
1.35 oz JP Wiser’s 15 year old whiskey (can be replaced with any whiskey)
.68 oz Campari
0.68 oz Antica formula
1 orange peel
Add ingredients to mix glass with ice, stir to cool. Serve with orange twist.
1.5 oz gin
.85 oz Select Aperture
.33 oz grappa
.68 oz lemon juice
2 drops of rhubarb bitters
2 oz Prosecco
Edible skeletal blue leaf for decoration
Mix all the ingredients together except from Prosecco. Shake with ice cream, pour into flute and top with Prosecco and garnish.
“This is an autumn-inspired cocktail that evokes the aromas and colors of the season that best enjoy the warmth of a golden bonfire, whether indoors in front of a fireplace or outside a campfire,” said Hani Kirollos, director of food and beverage at Cavallo Point.
1.5 oz Seven Leguas Reposado Tequila
.5 oz agave syrup
5 oz spicy hibiscus tea (dried hibiscus flower, clove and star anise)
In a Boston shaker, steep the hibiscus by combining five dried hibiscus flowers, two carnations and a star anise with five ounces of boiling hot water. Cover with a small bowl so that the ingredients steep together for at least one and a half to two minutes. Gently roll the shaker every 15-20 seconds. While the tea is steeping, add the tequila and agave to a tall, clear glass with a handle. Once the tea has risen, pour and double strain into the glass with tequila and agave. Stir with a whisk to incorporate and mix together. Garnish with a small orange slice and hibiscus flower on a pick.
Beaumont in London, England
2 oz. Hazelnut-washed bourbon
2 teaspoons Cascara vermouth
1 teaspoon Pedro Ximenez sherry
1 teaspoon Demerara syrup
2 drops of Aphrodite bitter
Add Aphrodite bitter, sugar syrup, Pedro Ximenez sherry, Cascara vermouth bourbon in a glass jar. Stir gently to combine and add a large ice cube. Garnish with lemon zest and dehydrated blood orange.
That Wayfinder Hotel in Newport, Rhode Island
1.5 oz rug whiskey
1.5 oz red apple (mud / puree or apple cider)
.75 oz lemon
.75 oz simple syrup
Combine all the ingredients in a shaker; shake dry for about 30 seconds. Add ice, shake for another 20 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with an apple slice.
Pumpkin Spice Martini
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa in Maui, Hawaii
1 oz vanilla vodka
5 oz coconut cream
Splash off half and half
Pinch of pumpkin spice
Add all the ingredients in a shaker; shake and pour into a martini glass with a cinnamon sugar rim.
Rancho Bernardo Kro in San Diego, California
“This cocktail was created with nostalgic flavors in mind while giving me a look back at Thanksgivings who grew up in Ohio and drove to North Carolina with my family to visit my aunt and uncle,” mixologist Jason Sorge told the Observer.
.25 oz Benedictine
.25 oz brown syrup
.75 oz blackberry peppercorn bush
1 oz Aquafaba
1.5 oz bourbon
2 lines Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters
Combine all ingredients and shake over ice; pour into a martini glass.