While the rest of the country is getting that September chill, it’s 90° here in sunny south Florida!
Since it’s Early Autumn, I thought it would be kool to kick out the
Early Autumn Cocktail Recipe.
Early Autumn is also a very keen jazz standard, immortalized by the swinging saxes of Woody Herman’s Heard (see the video below). This is a great song to play while you mix this interesting cocktail:
Recipe for 8 servings
• 1 1/2 cups vodka
• 1 cup fresh lemon juice (from about 5-6 lemons)
• 1/2 cup Galliano
• 1/4 cup honey liqueur (such as Barenjager)
• flowering fresh thyme sprig, for garnish.
Combine in a large shaker or pitcher with ice, shake or stir briskly. Pour over the rocks into small tumblers, pony glasses or cordial glasses and garnish with a sprig of thyme.
For a more involved, even more Autumny concoction, try this modern mixology take on the Early Autumn Cocktail (recipe from About.com):
• 1.5 oz. Bombay Sapphire infused with dried pear and apples (click for recipe)
• 1/2 oz. Lucid absinthe
• 1 oz. local apple cider
• 1/2 oz. pear brandy (Adam recommends: Massenez Williams Poire Brandy)
• 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
• 2 dashes Fee Brothers Aztec Chocolate bitters
• Ginger beer
• cinnamon stick for garnish
• lemon peel for garnish
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes and shake it up. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice and garnish with a lemon peel and cinnamon stick. Wow, huh?
Here’s the song, Woody Herman featuring Stan Getz on sax.